Maui Surf

December 16, 2018 Surf Forecast

December 16, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday December 23: The current long-period northwest swell will peak today, and gradually subside through Monday. A new, larger northwest swell is expected to build Monday night, bringing another round of warning level surf to north and west facing shores Tuesday through the middle of 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.

North

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Surf: Double to triple overhead high NNW long period swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Ankle to knee high S ground swell.

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

West

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Surf: Double overhead high NNW long period swell.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph.

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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