August 03, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 3, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated August 3, 5:00 AM
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday August 10: 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 Hurricane Hector currently in the East Pacific, 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.

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North

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to thigh high NE short period wind swell with occasional waist high sets.

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

South

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high S ground swell for the morning with occasional stomach high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.

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

West

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting ENE for 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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