July 06, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Friday July 13: The combination of strengthening trade winds and the arrival of a long period swell from a distant East Pacific Hurricane Fabio will push the east shore surf to High Surf Advisory (HSA) levels today through and Saturday night. The trade winds and the long period east swell is expected to ease off on Sunday. Surf will be up along the south facing shores as well, bolstered by a new slightly elevated swell. Expect the surf to max out near the 8 foot threshold later today. We will be watching this swell closely in case the surf hits the 8 foot limit, thus warranting an HSA. A slow decline will follow through the rest of the weekend. The next bump is Thursday of next week, but it will be a small one. Otherwise, no other significant swells expected through next Friday.
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.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high NE medium period swell.
Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 20-25mph in the morning decreasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Waist to stomach high S ground swell with occasional chest 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 W 5-10mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell for the morning going more during the day.
Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting E for the afternoon.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**