Maui Surf

November 09, 2018 Surf Forecast

November 9, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday November 16: Rough conditions with surf nearing advisory levels will be expected over the weekend along north facing shores due to a combination of strong northerly winds and reinforcing northerly swells. Surf will temporarily lower through the day Monday, then trend back up Tuesday through midweek, likely reaching advisory levels for north and west facing shores. A moderate southwest swell that is expected to peak Saturday will gradually ease into early next week. A return of choppy short-period surf is anticipated early next week as the trades return.
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 to chest high NNW medium period swell for the morning with occasional shoulder sets. This builds to chest to shoulder high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture with E winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Knee high extra long period swell with occasional waist sets. The swell will be coming from the SSW in the morning and shift to the SW during the day.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

West

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

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

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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