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October 12, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 12, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 12, 5:00 AM
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday October 19: The current southwest swell will gradually decline this weekend. The current northwest swell will fade through Saturday. A moderate north northwest swell will arrive Sunday and peak Sunday night. A larger northwest swell Monday night may produce advisory level surf along north and west facing shores by the middle of next week.
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 NE medium period swell.

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Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E less than 5mph.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high SW ground swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with W winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SSE.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW long period swell.

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

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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