August 06, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 6, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated August 6, 5:00 AM

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday August 12: A series of small south swells are expected through 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.



am        pm  

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

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.


am        pm  

Surf: Knee to thigh high SW ground swell for the morning going more S during the day.

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


am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high ground swell.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ENE 15-20mph in the afternoon.

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

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**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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