August 28, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 28, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated August 28, 5:00 AM

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday September 04: No significant swells are expected during the forecast period. A series of small background swells from the south will keep the surf from being flat along the south facing shores. A small southeast swell should begin to fill in today 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 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.



am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high NE wind swell.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 15-20mph.


am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high SW long period swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional thigh high sets.

Conditions: Glassy with N winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting NW for the afternoon.


am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph.

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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