September 21, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Friday September 28: Surf will remain below advisory levels along all shores through the middle of next week. The current south swell will continue to slowly decline through Saturday. Rough, short-period surf will remain around the summer average along east facing shores through tonight, then decline during the weekend. The first large northwest swell of the season could arrive late next week, possibly reaching advisory levels along north and west 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.
Surf: Ankle to knee high ENE wind swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Chest to head high W ground swell for the morning with occasional slightly overhead high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Glassy with NNW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting NW for the afternoon.
Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in 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.**