Maui Surf

August 27, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 27, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday September 03: No significant swells are expected during the forecast period. A series of small background swell from the south will keep the surf from being flat along the south facing shores. A small southeast swell should begin to fill in Tuesday and peak Wednesday night. A slightly bigger south-southwest swell is expected over the weekend at heights near the summer average. A small northwest swell is expected to reach the north and west facing shores over the upcoming weekend as well.
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 waist high NE wind swell.

Conditions: Semi clean/textured in the morning with E winds 15-20mph. This becomes Sideshore/choppy for the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SW medium period swell for the morning. The swell shifts more W and builds for the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NW.

West

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Surf: Waist to stomach high short period wind swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.

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