November 29, 2018 Surf Forecast

November 29, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated November 29, 5:00 AM

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday December 06: The current northwest swell will continue to drop over the next couple of days. A new northwest swell expected to arrive Friday evening will produce surf near the advisory level along north and west facing shores as it builds through Saturday. Two or three more moderate northwest swells are expected through Monday night.
A very large northwest swell arriving Tuesday is expected to produce large enough surf along north and west facing shores to require a High Surf Warning.
Choppy surf along east facing shores will continue to subside as the trades weaken. Minimal surf is expected 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: Waist to chest high NNW ground swell for the morning with occasional shoulder high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with ESE winds 10-15mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the E.


am        pm  

Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

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


am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high NNW ground swell.

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

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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