Maui Surf

October 04, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 4, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR WEST AND SOUTH FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday October 11: A large southwest swell generated by Hurricane Walaka will boost surf heights along west and south facing shores today before quickly dropping tonight.The current northwest swell will gradually decrease through the day. Another moderate northwest swell is due to arrive Friday and continue into the weekend. A south southwest swell will slowly decline through tonight. A moderate east swell from Hurricane Sergio currently in the eastern Pacific is expected to arrive late into the weekend and early next week.
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 ground swell with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 15-20mph.

South

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Surf: Stomach to shoulder high WSW ground swell.

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

West

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Surf: Knee to thigh high NNW ground swell.

Conditions: Clean with ESE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting E 10-15mph in the afternoon.

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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