Maui Surf

May 09, 2018 Surf Forecast

May 9, 2018, 12:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday May 15: A reinforcing north swell will slowly decline through Wednesday. Surf along east facing shores will be a couple of feet higher from yesterday, brought on by the strengthening trade winds. This short period, locally-generated swell will drop off on Wednesday night as the trades weaken. South facing shores will continue to have small surf through the forecast period.
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.

North

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Surf: Chest to shoulder high N medium period swell.

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

South

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Surf: Knee high SSW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with WNW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Waist to chest high N medium period swell for the morning with occasional shoulder high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 15-20mph.

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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