September 15, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Saturday September 22: Choppy surf will continue along east facing shores through the weekend. Surf will drop below average levels along east facing shores middle of next week as trade winds weaken. Small background reinforcing south and south-southwest swells will continue to generate small surf along south facing shores through early next week. A larger south swell is expected Tuesday through midweek. A small northwest swell is expected to fill in Sunday night and peak Monday and a small west swell can’t be ruled out by midweek.
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: Waist to stomach high NE wind swell with occasional chest high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 20-25mph.
Surf: Knee high SSW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with NNW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting W for the afternoon.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high fading wind swell for the morning with only minimal surf during the afternoon.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph 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.**