October 27, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 27, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 27, 5:00 AM
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday November 03: A new north-northwest swell is expected to fill in late today, resulting in near advisory-level surf for north facing shores tonight through Sunday. Near advisory-level surf is possible again late Tuesday through Wednesday as a long-period northwest swell arrives. Surf along south facing shores will slowly lower through the weekend into early next week. Strong southerly winds ahead of a front will bring rough and choppy breakers along south facing shores next Tuesday. No other significant swells are expected through next week.
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 stomach high NNW medium period swell.

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

South

am        pm  

Surf: Stomach 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

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to thigh high NNW medium period swell with occasional waist high sets.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 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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