November 24, 2018 Surf Forecast

November 24, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated November 24, 5:00 AM

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday December 01: A long-duration high surf event with overlapping large northwest swells is expected Sunday through midweek along north and west facing shores. Surf will likely reach advisory levels as early as Sunday afternoon, then exceed warning levels around the peak of the event Sunday night through Monday night. Surf may not drop below advisory levels until Wednesday as the swell slowly lowers. A combination of large surf and peak monthly tides will increase the potential for beach erosion and overwash along the typically vulnerable coasts. Small and choppy short period surf will continue along east facing shores. Small surf will continue along south facing shores.
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: Knee high long period swell with occasional thigh sets. The swell will be coming from the N in the morning and shift to the NW during the day.

Conditions: Semi clean/textured in the morning with ESE winds 10-15mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 15-20mph.


am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high S ground swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 5-10mph.


am        pm  

Surf: Knee high N wind swell for the morning going more NNE during the day.

Conditions: Clean with ESE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting E 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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