October 28, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 28, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 28, 5:00 AM
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday November 04: The new north-northwest swell has arrived and is expected to peak this morning just below advisory levels. A reinforcing long-period northwest swell is expected late Tuesday through Wednesday and may reach advisory level heights. Surf along south facing shores will slowly lower through Monday. Strong southerly winds ahead of a front will bring a short-lived windswell along south facing shores on Tuesday. No other significant swells are expected through end of this 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: Head high NNW ground swell with occasional 1-3′ overhead high sets.

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

South

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high S ground swell with occasional chest high sets.

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

West

am        pm  

Surf: Chest to shoulder high NNW ground swell in the morning with occasional head high sets. This drops into the stomach to shoulder range for the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph in the morning decreasing to 10-15mph 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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