August 08, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 8, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated August 8, 5:00 AM
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday August 15: The small north and south swells are expected to hold today, then steadily lower through the second half of the week. A short-period southerly swell associated with Hurricane Hector as it passes to the south will fill in Thursday through Friday. A long-period south swell is expected Friday into the weekend. A mix of small long-period easterly swell and trade wind energy will keep the surf up along east facing shores through the weekend. Although confidence is low, a small long- period northwest swell will be possible by Wednesday 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: Waist high N ground swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with ENE winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 25-30mph in the afternoon.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high S ground swell with occasional waist high sets.

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

West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high N medium period swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Clean with ENE 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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