Maui Surf

October 23, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 23, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday October 30: A new long-period south-southwest swell arriving Wednesday may cause surf to remain at or above the High Surf Advisory threshold along south facing shores through Wednesday night. A reinforcing south swell arriving Friday will maintain elevated surf along south facing shores into the weekend. A moderate north-northwest swell arriving today is expected to peak tonight 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.

North

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Surf: Knee to waist high NNW medium period swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ENE 15-20mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Chest to shoulder 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 WSW.

West

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Surf: Knee high medium period swell with occasional thigh sets. The swell will be coming from the NNW in the morning and shift to the SSW during the day.

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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