Maui Surf

June 16, 2018 Surf Forecast

June 16, 2018, 12:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday June 22: Long-period south swell will continue to generate elevated surf along south facing shores through Saturday before gradually diminishing Sunday and Monday. Long-period west-northwest swell will produce elevated surf along north and west facing shores through the weekend, and then diminish Monday and Tuesday. Short-period trade wind swell will remain small through the middle of next week. A small long-period east swell associated with former eastern Pacific hurricanes may arrive over the weekend. Surf is expected to remain below advisory levels along all shores through the 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: Waist high NW ground swell in the morning with occasional stomach high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Stomach to shoulder high S ground swell.

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

West

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Surf: Knee high NW ground swell for the morning with occasional thigh sets. The swell shifts to the and fades a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ENE 15-20mph in 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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