Maui Surf

July 12, 2018 Surf Forecast

July 12, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday July 19: A series of small overlapping south and south southwest swells will continue to generate surf along south facing shores each day. The south swell expected to ease into the weekend will become reinforced by a slightly larger south-southwest swell Sunday through Monday. Choppy short-period surf will continue along east facing shores each day.
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 short period wind swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Knee to waist high S ground swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Knee high NNE short period wind swell with occasional thigh high sets.

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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