August 12, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 12, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated August 12, 5:00 AM
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday August 19: The south swell will gradually lower today and fade out by later Monday. A mix of small long-period east swells and trade wind energy will keep the surf up along east facing shores through early this week. A very small long-period northwest swell will be possible late Wednesday and a small south swell is possible Thursday. Otherwise, no significant swells are expected.
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 N wind swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.

South

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 5-10mph.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to thigh high NNE wind swell.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph 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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