October 14, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 14, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 14, 5:00 AM
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday October 21: 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 advisory-level south swell is expected late in the week, which will be a long-duration episode, likely holding through next weekend. Surf along east facing shores will slightly increase early in the week as moderate trades return locally.
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 high NNW ground swell for the morning with occasional thigh high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with N winds 5-10mph.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high SSW long period swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Fairly clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting N 10-15mph.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high NNW wind swell in the morning builds to knee to thigh high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy in the morning with N winds 5-10mph. This becomes Light sideshore texture for the afternoon. Fairly clean conditions are expected for the late day with NNE winds 5-10mph.

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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