Maui Surf

September 27, 2018 Surf Forecast

September 27, 2018, 5:05 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday October 04: Rough surf along east facing shores will gradually increase from Friday through this weekend as the trade winds strengthen. A north- northwest swell arriving tonight will produce moderate surf along north and west facing shores from Friday through this weekend. A small to moderate southwest swell arriving today will produce a noticeable boost in surf heights along south facing shores from Friday into early next week. A slightly larger reinforcing south-southwest swell is expected to fill in next Tuesday.
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: Ankle to knee high NE wind swell.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 5-10mph.

South

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Surf: Knee high SW extra long period swell with occasional waist high sets.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting S 10-15mph. Glassy conditions are expected for the late day with NW winds less than 5mph.

West

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Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with SSE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting NE 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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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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