Maui Surf

August 05, 2018 Surf Forecast

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

Outlook through Sunday August 12: A series of small south swells are expected through Monday with a slightly larger south swell expected Tuesday and Wednesday. Another small south swell is expected Friday and Saturday. A small north swell is expected to arrive late Tuesday, peak Tuesday night and Wednesday, then lower gradually Thursday and Friday. Short period choppy surf will continue to impact east facing shores. Swells from Hurricane Hector may impact some south and east facing shores during the middle of the 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 high NE short period wind swell.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 15-20mph.

South

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Surf: Knee high S ground swell for the morning with occasional thigh sets. This rotates more SW and builds in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with WNW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.

West

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Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with ENE 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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