Maui Surf

September 02, 2018 Surf Forecast

September 2, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday September 09: A small south-southwest swell will fade into Monday. A combination of choppy short-period surf and a small swell from Miriam will keep the surf up along east facing shores through early this week. This swell will become reinforced by a larger east swell from distant Hurricane Norman Tuesday through midweek. Surf will likely exceed advisory levels Wednesday and potentially near warning levels into the latter part of next week.
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 NNE short period wind swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 5-10mph.

South

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Surf: Knee to thigh high SSW ground swell.

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

West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high NNE short period wind swell.

Conditions: Clean with ESE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting NE 5-10mph 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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