October 15, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 15, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 15, 5:00 AM
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday October 22: A large north-northwest swell is expected Tuesday and Wednesday, likely producing well above advisory-level surf along north and west facing shores. This source will slowly ease Thursday and Friday and may receive a small reinforcement over the weekend. After a slow decline during the middle of the work week, a late season pulse of south-southwest swell is due on Friday and will likely generate advisory-level surf along south facing shores through the weekend. Surf along east facing shores will slightly increase early during the next couple of days as moderate to fresh 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: Waist to chest high NNW medium period swell in the morning builds to stomach to shoulder high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Choppy/sideshore current conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 15-20mph.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Waist high SSW ground swell with occasional chest high sets.

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 to waist high NNW medium period swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting NE 15-20mph 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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