Maui Surf

November 13, 2018 Surf Forecast

November 13, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday November 20: The new north-northwest swell is here, and will be building throughout today. Expect surf to max out at 14 feet, with occasional higher sets this afternoon. This surf range is expected for Wednesday as well. A reinforcing northwest swell with a 8 foot swell and a 14 second period, is slated to arrive Thursday night. This means potential high surf for the north and west facing shores once more. A smaller north swell will help reinforce this decaying NW swell over the weekend. Surf along east facing shores will be on the rise as well over the weekend with the stronger trades. Surf, though will be below advisory levels. The south facing shores will continue to feel a small background southerly swell during the forecast period.
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: Stomach to shoulder high N medium period swell for the morning. The swell shifts more NNW and builds for the afternoon with sets up to 1-3′ overhead high.

Conditions: Semi clean/sideshore texture and current in the morning with E winds 15-20mph. This becomes Sideshore texture/chop for the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Knee high SW long period swell with occasional thigh high sets.

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 WNW.

West

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Surf: Waist high N medium period swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to slightly overhead high.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph.

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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