Maui Surf

July 17, 2018 Surf Forecast

July 17, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday July 24: Locally breezy trade winds may cause choppy surf along east facing shores to approach the High Surf Advisory criteria from Wednesday into Thursday. Surf along along east facing shores is expected to gradually lower from Friday through this weekend as the trade winds weaken. A series of reinforcing south and southwest swells will maintain small to moderate surf along south facing shores through Friday. Slightly larger and longer period south-southwest swells may cause surf to approach the High Surf Advisory along south facing shores from Saturday into Monday.
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 to stomach high NE medium period swell.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Knee high S long period swell with occasional thigh high sets.

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

West

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Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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