September 06, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Thursday September 13: A large east swell generated by Hurricane Norman is expected to peak later today. The east swell will then gradually decline and shift to a northeast direction from Friday into this weekend. Hurricane Olivia could produce another large east swell, which may bring surf to advisory or warning levels early next week. Otherwise, small south and southwest swells will maintain small background surf along south facing shores through early 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.
Surf: Head high ENE ground swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with ENE winds 15-20mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high S 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 to the WNW.
Surf: 1-3′ overhead high ground swell in the morning with occasional well overhead high sets. This drops into the ankle to knee range for the afternoon.
Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**