Maui Surf

August 02, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 2, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday August 09: Small south swells will maintain background surf along south facing shores through this weekend. A slightly larger long-period south swell arriving Monday is expected to increase surf to near the summer-time average along south facing shores early next week. Strong trades will produce elevated choppy surf along east facing shores into this weekend. Surf along east facing shores is expected to lower from Sunday into early next week as the trades weaken slightly. Note that depending on the future track and intensity of eastern Pacific Tropical Cyclone Hector, surf may increase across some shorelines starting around the middle of next week.
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 to stomach high NE wind swell with occasional chest high sets.

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

South

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Surf: Knee high S long period swell for the morning with occasional waist high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with WNW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW long period swell.

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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