Maui Surf

August 24, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 24, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF WARNING FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES
HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday August 31: Life-threatening surf and rip currents is expected along exposed south facing shores today as Lane continue to approach the state. A gradual decrease is anticipated starting Sunday as Lane moves west and weakens. Increasing onshore winds will bring large disorganized breakers to east facing shores through Saturday. A small southeast swell next week Wednesday is expected to bring surf near the summer average.
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: Knee to thigh high ENE wind swell in the morning builds to waist to stomach high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with E winds 30-35mph in the morning increasing to 35-40mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: 1-3′ overhead high SSW medium period swell in the morning builds to double overhead high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting E 20-25mph in the afternoon.

West

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Surf: Waist high SSW medium period swell with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Fairly clean with E winds 25-30mph in the morning increasing to 35-40mph in the afternoon.

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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