Maui Surf

July 05, 2018 Surf Forecast

July 5, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday July 12: A new south swell is here, and is slated to peak Friday, just below the High Surf Advisory level of 8 feet. This swell will then slowly subside through the weekend. Strengthening trade winds will produce rough, short period near-high surf advisory surf along the east shore today. The arrival of a long period swell from a distant East Pacific Hurricane Fabio will push the east shore surf to at or above the advisory level by late Friday. The trades are expected to ease off late in the weekend, resulting in smaller surf along the 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.

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Surf: Waist to chest high NE medium period swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

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: Waist to stomach high S long period swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with WNW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting WSW 5-10mph in the afternoon.

West

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Surf: Knee high SSW long period swell in the morning with occasional thigh high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ENE 15-20mph 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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