Maui Surf

August 22, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 22, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday August 28: Choppy surf along east facing shores will gradually increase this week as trade winds strengthen. Most importantly, Hurricane Lane is forecast to pass south and southwest of the islands this week, and is expected to bring rough and extra large surf to south facing shores Thursday and Friday. Be sure to monitor forecast updates on Lane as it could bring significant impacts later this 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: Waist to chest high NNW ground swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 20-25mph in the morning shifting ENE 25-30mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Knee to waist high SSE ground swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to chest high.

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 W.

West

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Surf: Waist high NNW ground swell with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting ENE 20-25mph 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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