October 24, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 24, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 24, 5:00 AM
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday October 31: Advisory-level surf is expected to hold along south facing shores through Friday as a new long-period south swell fills in through tonight. Another reinforcement expected on Friday may support advisory-level conditions into Saturday before easing later in the weekend through early next week. Overlapping north-northwest swells will support moderate surf continuing through Friday. A larger north- northwest swell is expected to fill in late Saturday, potentially resulting in advisory-level surf for north facing shores Saturday night through Sunday. Near advisory-level surf will be possible late Tuesday through Wednesday of next week as a long-period northwest swell fills in.
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: Stomach to shoulder high NNW ground swell.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 15-20mph.

South

am        pm  

Surf: Stomach to shoulder high S long period swell.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with NNW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting W 5-10mph in the afternoon.

West

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph.

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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