Maui Surf

September 04, 2018 Surf Forecast

September 4, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday September 11: A large east swell generated by Hurricane Norman will begin to spread across the area tonight. This will cause surf to increase along east facing shores, with surf likely approaching the High Surf Warning criteria on Thursday. The east swell will gradually decline and shift to a northeast direction from Friday into this weekend. East Pacific Hurricane Olivia will likely produce a reinforcing east swell, which is expected to provide a boost in surf along east facing shores starting Sunday. Otherwise, small south and southwest swells will maintain small background surf along south facing shores 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: Knee to thigh high NNE wind swell for the morning going more ENE during the day.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with ENE winds 15-20mph.

South

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Surf: Stomach to shoulder high SW ground swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to head high.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high NNE short period wind swell in the morning builds for the afternoon with occasional sets up to thigh high.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 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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