Maui Surf

September 05, 2018 Surf Forecast

September 5, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday September 12: A large east swell generated by Hurricane Norman will gradually increase throughout the day today and will continue to rise through Thursday. The east swell will gradually decline and shift to a northeast direction from Friday into this weekend. Hurricane Olivia could produce a reinforcing east swell, which may 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 through early 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 high ENE short period wind swell for the morning with occasional thigh high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to head high.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Knee to thigh high S medium period swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N 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 high ground swell in the morning builds to 1-3′ overhead high for the afternoon.

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

**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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