October 07, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 7, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 7, 5:00 AM
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday October 14: A reinforcing northwest swell is expected to fill in by Tuesday and hold through midweek, which will continue to generate moderate surf along north and west facing shores. Typhoon Kong-rey currently located near Japan is expected to track east across the pacific over the next few days and potentially bring another small to moderate west northwest swell later in the week. Small south and southwest swells will provide small to moderate surf throughout the week. A more notable southwest swell is expected around midweek. Surf will gradually rise along east facing shores through the first half of the week due to swells from Hurricane Sergio in the eastern Pacific.
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: Knee to waist high ground swell with occasional stomach sets. The swell will be coming from the NW in the morning and shift to the ENE during the day.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Semi clean/textured conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 15-20mph.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to thigh high S ground swell.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NW.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high NNW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting ESE 10-15mph 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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