Maui Surf

September 16, 2018 Surf Forecast

September 16, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
Listen to this Article
2 minutes
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00
A
A
A

no slideshow

Photo Credit: Chris Archer / ArcherShoots

There are no marine alerts posted at this time.

Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest.

Swell Summary

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.

North

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee to waist high NE wind swell with occasional stomach high sets.

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

South

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

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.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting ENE for 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.**

    +
    SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments