Maui Surf

July 30, 2018 Surf Forecast

July 30, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday August 06: An uptick of trade winds is expected to bring an increase in wind swell Tuesday through Thursday along east facing shores. A few small south swells are expected to arrive late Tuesday and Thursday and will help maintain background surf along south facing shores through the week. A small and short-lived north-northwest swell is expected to arrive on Wednesday along north facing shores. Otherwise, no significant swells are expected through the weekend.
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: Knee to thigh high NE short period wind swell.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Knee high SW extra long period swell for the morning. The swell shifts more S and builds for the afternoon with sets up to waist high.

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

West

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Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 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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