Maui Surf

August 01, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 1, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday August 08: Strong trades will generate rough choppy surf along east facing shores through rest of the week. The wind swell is expected to peak tonight, decrease slightly on Thursday and hold through rest of the week. A couple of small south swells will help maintain background surf along south facing shores through the week, then decline over the weekend. For north facing shores, a small and short-lived northwest swell is expected to arrive today and fade on Thursday. Looking out to next week, a slightly larger south to south-southeast swell is expected late Monday into Tuesday and may bring surf near the summer average.
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 waist high NE wind swell for the morning with occasional stomach high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to chest high.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 20-25mph.

South

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Surf: Knee high SW long period swell for the morning with occasional thigh sets. This rotates more S and builds to chest to head high in the afternoon.

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

West

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Surf: Waist to chest high wind swell in the morning with occasional shoulder high sets. This drops into the ankle to knee range for the afternoon.

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

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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