Maui Surf

October 05, 2018 Surf Forecast

October 5, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday October 12: The large southwest and west series of swells from Hurricane Walaka, now a Tropical Storm, have subsided through the night but still remain somewhat elevated this morning. A moderate northwest swell is expected to arrive today and will continue through the weekend, with another moderate northwest swell anticipated by Monday or Monday night. Also, swells from distant Hurricane Sergio may boost surf on east facing shores beginning 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.

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Surf: Knee to waist high NNW long period swell for the morning going more NW during the day.

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: Waist to chest high W medium period swell for the morning drops a bit during the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE 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: Ankle to knee high NNW medium period swell in the morning builds for the afternoon with occasional sets up to thigh high.

Conditions: Clean with ESE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ENE 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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