August 23, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 23, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated August 23, 5:00 AM
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HIGH SURF WARNING FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday August 30: Life-threatening surf and rip currents will likely continue along south facing shores through Saturday as Lane continues to impact the state. A gradual downward trend is anticipated Sunday through early next week as Lane moves west of the region and continues to weaken. Advisory surf is likely along east facing shores Friday through Saturday due to increasing onshore winds north of Lane.
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 ENE short period wind swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to chest high.

Conditions: Choppy, strong sideshore current with ENE winds 25-30mph in the morning shifting E 30-35mph in the afternoon.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Head high S ground swell for the morning with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to well overhead high.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with N winds 10-15mph. Clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the ENE.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to thigh high NNW medium period swell.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with ENE winds 20-25mph. Fairly clean conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 30-35mph.

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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