Maui Surf

July 31, 2018 Surf Forecast

July 31, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday August 07: Strengthening trades will bring an increase in wind swell today through Thursday along east facing shores. The wind swell is expected to peak Wednesday night and gradually decline through rest of the week. A small south swell is expected to arrive later today followed by another small one on Thursday. These swells will help maintain background surf along south facing shores through the week and will decline over the weekend. For north facing shores, a small and short- lived north-northwest swell is expected to arrive on Wednesday. Looking out to next week, a slightly larger south to south-southeast swell is possible late Monday into Tuesday and may bring surf near the summer average. Otherwise, no significant swells are expected.
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: Knee to thigh high ENE short period wind swell with occasional waist high sets.

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 long period swell in the morning builds to knee to waist high for the afternoon.

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

West

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Surf: Minimal surf (ankle or less) for the morning with a waist to stomach high short period wind swell filling in during the afternoon with occasional chest sets.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph.

Image: NOAA

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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