September 16, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Sunday September 23: A small northwest swell is expected to fill in late tonight, peak on Monday, then lower gradually Tuesday and Wednesday. Easterly trade winds will continue to produce short period choppy surf along east facing shores through Monday. A brief downward trend in heights is expected Tuesday through the middle of the week as the trade winds decrease. A south swell is expected to fill in on Tuesday, peak Tuesday night and early Wednesday near or slightly above the summer average, then lower gradually Thursday and Friday.
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.
Surf: Knee to waist high NE wind swell with occasional stomach high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 15-20mph.
Surf: Knee high SSW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with NNW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting W 5-10mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting ENE for the afternoon.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**