Maui Surf

November 17, 2018 Surf Forecast

November 17, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday November 24: The current north-northwest swell will lower later today through Sunday. Another small to moderate sized northwest swell is expected to fill in Monday, peak Monday night and early Tuesday, then lower gradually into Wednesday. Small, mainly background south swells are expected through the weekend and next week. An uptick in short period choppy surf can be expected along east facing shores this weekend and early next week due to strong trades.
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: Head high N ground swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 15-20mph.

South

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.

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

West

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Surf: Waist to chest high NNW ground swell for the morning with occasional shoulder high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to head high.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph 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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