November 15, 2018 Surf Forecast

November 15, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated November 15, 5:00 AM

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday November 22: A new northwest swell is expected to fill in tonight, peak on Friday at advisory levels along north and west facing shores, then lower gradually Friday night and Saturday. A slightly smaller north northwest swell is expected Saturday night and Sunday. Another small to moderate size northwest swell is expected to arrive on Monday. Small, mainly background south swells are expected through the remainder of the week and on through the weekend. A slight uptick in short period choppy surf can be expected Friday through Sunday as the trade winds strengthen.
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.



am        pm  

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

Conditions: Clean in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 5-10mph.


am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high S ground swell.

Conditions: Glassy with WNW winds less than 5mph.


am        pm  

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

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with WSW winds less than 5mph. Clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 5-10mph.

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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