September 23, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Sunday September 30: Surf will remain below advisory levels along all shores through middle of the week. Rough, short-period surf along east facing shores will gradually decline throughout the week as the winds ease and shift. The first north-northwest swell of the season is expected late this week, which could bring near-advisory level surf along north facing shores. Small southwest and south swells will give surf along south facing shores a small boost through middle of the week, but remain well below advisory level.
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: Thigh to waist high NNW medium period swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Chest to shoulder high SW long period swell in the morning with occasional head high sets. This drops into the knee to waist range for the afternoon.
Conditions: Glassy with N winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting NW for the afternoon.
Surf: Knee high NNW medium period swell.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 10-15mph 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.**