Maui Surf

March 04, 2018 Surf Forecast

March 4, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday March 10: Surf along east facing shores will gradually ease through Monday. The next advisory-level swell will arrive from the north-northeast Tuesday and continue for most of next week, with potential for high surf along north and east facing shores. Additionally, a small, long-period west- northwest swell will arrive tonight and Sunday, followed by a slightly larger (but below advisory-level) west-northwest swell Tuesday and Wednesday. A small north-northeast swell will arrive over the next 24 hours and persist into Monday, while a small south-southwest to south swell is expected over the next several days.
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: Waist high NNE ground swell for the morning with occasional stomach high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.

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

South

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Surf: Knee high S ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with NNW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting N for the afternoon.

West

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Surf: Waist high NNE ground swell for the morning with occasional stomach high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to chest high.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in 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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