October 03, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 3, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 3, 5:00 AM
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday October 10: Current northwest swell will gradually diminish through Thursday. A new south-southwest swell started filling in late yesterday and is expected to peak today at heights slightly above the summer average along south facing shores. Southwest and west swells from Hurricane Walaka is starting to register on buoys and is expected to increase throughout the day into tonight. This may produce advisory level surf starting later today or Thursday. Swells from Hurricane Sergio currently in the eastern Pacific is expected to arrive later this weekend into next week and will likely bring an increase of surf along east facing shores 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.

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North

am        pm  

Surf: Stomach to shoulder high NW ground swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with ENE winds 10-15mph.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Waist high SSW ground swell for the morning with occasional chest sets. The surf builds from the SW in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.

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

West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high NNW ground swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 10-15mph.

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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