Maui Surf

December 29, 2018 Surf Forecast

December 29, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday January 05: The current advisory level northwest swell will continue to lower through the rest of the weekend. A small northwest swell is expected Monday into early Tuesday. This will be followed by another advisory level northwest swell on Tuesday, peak Wednesday and Wednesday night, then lower gradually on Thursday. East facing shores will see a small incremental increase in the surf through Monday, finally reaching advisory level of 8 feet sometime early next week. This comes about as the trade wind strengthens further.
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: Head high NW ground swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets.

Conditions: Semi clean/sideshore texture and current in the morning with ESE winds 15-20mph. Sideshore/choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the E.

South

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Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

West

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

Conditions: Clean with ESE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting E for the afternoon.

Image: NOAA

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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