October 13, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 13, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 13, 5:00 AM
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday October 20: Small reinforcing swells out of the north and south expected over the weekend and early next week will support small to moderate surf continuing along exposed shores. A large northwest swell is expected Tuesday through midweek, that will likely generate advisory-level surf along north and west facing shores late Tuesday through Wednesday. This source will slowly ease through the second half of the week. Another small to moderate south swell is expected late next week. Surf along east facing shores will remain small.
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 thigh high NE medium period swell with occasional waist high sets.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNW.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high S extra long period swell for the morning with occasional stomach high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W. Fairly clean conditions are expected for the late day with N winds 5-10mph.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high NW medium period swell for the morning going more SSW during the day.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NW.

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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