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October 11, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 11, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 11, 5:00 AM
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH AND EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday October 18: A small reinforcement northwest swell is expected to fill in today and hold through Friday. A larger short-period north-northwest swell is expected to fill in late Sunday into Monday as a low pressure system near the Aleutian tracks southeast today through Friday. The current long-period southwest swell is expected to today and gradually decrease through the rest of the week. Additional small to moderate southwest swells are expected over the weekend. Surf along east facing shores will hold through today due to a combo trade wind swell and a declining east swell from former Hurricane Sergio. Looking out into next week, a large north-northwest swell is expected around Tuesday and is expected to reach advisory levels along north and west facing shores.
Surf heights are forecast heights of the face, or front, of waves. The surf forecast is based on the significant wave height, the average height of the one third largest waves, at the locations of the largest breakers. Some waves may be more than twice as high as the significant wave height. Expect to encounter rip currents in or near any surf zone.

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North

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high ENE ground swell.

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Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with ENE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting E 10-15mph in the afternoon.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high SSW long period swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNE.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW long period swell.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting E for the afternoon.

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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    Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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