Maui Surf

July 28, 2018 Surf Forecast

July 28, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday August 04: Breezy trade winds will generate modest choppy surf along east facing shores into early next week. A long fetch of strong trade winds developing east and northeast of the islands next week may cause a slight increase in surf heights along east facing shores by the middle of next week. Small southeast and south swells will maintain small background surf along south facing shores through the middle of next week.
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/choppy with E winds 20-25mph.

South

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

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

West

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Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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