Maui Surf

July 20, 2018 Surf Forecast

July 20, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday July 27: Reinforcing south-southwest swells today and tonight, producing surf heights slightly above the summer average for the south facing shores. A larger and longer period south- southwest swell is expected to begin filling in Saturday and peak on Sunday. This swell may cause surf to approach the High Surf Advisory threshold along south facing shores from Saturday into Monday. No other significant swells are expected.
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 NE short period wind swell.

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

South

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

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 WNW.

West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW long period swell.

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

**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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