Maui Surf

May 06, 2018 Surf Forecast

May 6, 2018, 12:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday May 12: A new short period north northwest swell is expected to arrive Sunday night, peak Monday, then lower gradually Monday night. A slightly larger and longer period north swell is expected to arrive late Monday, peak Monday night and early Tuesday, then lower gradually Tuesday night and Wednesday. Another smaller long period north northwest swell is expected during the Wednesday night through Friday time frame. There will be a series of small, mainly background southerly swells through most of next week. Strengthening trade winds early next week will cause an increase in short period choppy surf along east 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.

North

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Surf: Knee to thigh high N medium period swell.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 10-15mph.

South

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Surf: Knee high SW long period swell.

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

West

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Surf: Knee high NNW wind swell.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

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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