Maui Surf

April 08, 2018 Surf Forecast

April 8, 2018, 12:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday April 14: A large northwest swell is expected to arrive early Monday, peak Monday night then slowly ease through midweek. Surf could reach warning levels along north and west facing shores for a brief time during the peak Monday night. Another northwest swell is expected around Thursday, that could lead to advisory-level surf along north and west facing shores. Surf along east facing shores will rise through the upcoming week as trades return. Another large northwest swell will be possible late Friday into the weekend. Surf along south facing shores will remain small each day with mainly background southerly swells.
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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Surf: Waist to chest high NNW medium period swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with NE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting ENE for the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Waist high SW ground swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional stomach high sets.

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

West

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Surf: Knee to waist high NNW medium period swell for the morning going more N during the day.

Conditions: Clean with E winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting ENE 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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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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