Maui Surf

September 28, 2018 Surf Forecast

September 28, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday October 05: Rough surf along east facing shores will gradually increase this weekend as the trade winds strengthen. Surf will rise along north facing shores today and peak on Friday night out of the north- northwest direction. This swell is expected hold through Saturday and taper off Sunday into early next week. A larger reinforcement out of the northwest is expected to fill in Monday night. A small southwest swell will produce a small boost in surf heights along south facing shores from Friday into early next week. A slightly larger reinforcing south-southwest swell is expected to fill in next Tuesday.
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: Waist high NNW medium period swell for the morning with occasional stomach sets. This builds to stomach to shoulder high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 10-15mph.

South

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Surf: Knee to waist high SW long period swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with WSW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NW.

West

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Surf: Knee to waist high NNW medium period swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to chest high.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. Clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 5-10mph.

Image: NOAA

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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