November 08, 2018 Surf Forecast

November 8, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated November 8, 5:00 AM

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday November 15: There will be a series of NW swell impacting the islands through next week. The current small NW swell is expected to hold and gradually veer to the NNW on Friday. A larger short to mid period N swell is expected to move in over the weekend and may bring near advisory surf to north facing shores. As this swell slowly fade in the ensuing days, a small NW swell with a 15 second period will reach our shores on Monday. A larger NNW swell follows in, arriving Tuesday that may warrant another high surf advisory for at least the north facing shores. A small south-southwest swell is expected to arrive today and linger through Friday. Then, a slightly larger and very long period southwest swell is expected to fill in late Friday, peak Saturday and gradually decline early 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.



am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high NW medium period swell.


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


am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high SSW wind swell for the morning fades a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NNW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WSW.


am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high NNW medium period swell.

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

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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