Maui Surf

December 30, 2018 Surf Forecast

December 30, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday January 06: The current northwest swell will continue to decline today and tonight. A new small northwest swell will build Monday, then peak well below advisory levels Monday night and Tuesday. A larger northwest swell will build Tuesday and Tuesday night, peaking at or near advisory levels Wednesday through Thursday. Persistent moderate to strong trades will result in elevated surf along east facing shores through much of the week, with advisory level surf possible at times, particularly Tuesday through late 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: Stomach to shoulder high NNW ground swell for the morning drops into the waist to chest high zone during the afternoon.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 15-20mph.

South

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Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Knee to waist high NNW ground swell.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph.

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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