Maui Surf

August 31, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 31, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday September 07: A small south swell is expected to begin filling in today, peak late tomorrow near the summer average, then subside through Monday. Swells from Hurricane Miriam will spread to east facing shores over the weekend as Miriam moves north and weakens. This surf will remain below the advisory threshold. Swells from Hurricane Norman will reach Oahu during the second half of next week and could produce advisory level surf along east facing shores.
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.

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

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: Ankle to knee high SSW long period swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NNW 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: Ankle to knee high NNE short period wind swell.

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

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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