August 29, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 29, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated August 29, 5:00 AM

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday September 05: No significant swells are expected through the forecast period. A series of small background south swells will keep the surf from going flat along south facing shores. A small southeast swell is expected to build later today and peak on Thursday. A similar size south- southwest swell is expected to build Friday and peak at heights near the summer average on Saturday. A very small northwest swell is expected to reach the north and west facing shores over the upcoming weekend. An east swell from distant tropical cyclone Norman is expected to arrive during the early to middle part of next week, giving a boost to surf along east facing shores.
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: Waist high NE short period wind swell.

Conditions: Semi clean/sideshore texture and current in the morning with E winds 20-25mph. This becomes Sideshore/choppy for the afternoon.


am        pm  

Surf: Knee to thigh high S short period wind swell in the morning with occasional waist high sets. This drops into the ankle to knee range for the afternoon.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.


am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting ENE for 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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