October 22, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 22, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 22, 5:00 AM
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday October 29: A new long-period south-southwest swell arriving Wednesday may cause surf to approach the High Surf Advisory threshold along south facing shores starting Wednesday night. A reinforcing south swell arriving Friday will maintain elevated surf along south facing shores into next weekend. A moderate north-northwest swell arriving late tonight and Tuesday is expected to peak Tuesday night or Wednesday. This swell will slowly decline Wednesday night. A reinforcing north-northwest swell arriving Thursday will maintain moderate surf along north and west facing shores through early Saturday.
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 high N medium period swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting ENE for the afternoon.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Chest to shoulder high S ground swell in the morning with occasional head high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE 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 N medium period swell.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ENE 15-20mph in the afternoon.

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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