Maui Surf

November 19, 2018 Surf Forecast

November 19, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday November 26: The next moderate northwest swell will fill in late today, peak tonight into Tuesday, then gradually lower into Wednesday. An uptick in short period choppy surf can be expected along east facing shores by Wednesday due to strengthening trade winds. Small, mainly background south swells are expected through the upcoming 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: Stomach to shoulder high N medium period swell for the morning mixes in with a similar size N medium period swell during the afternoon.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW 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 W.

West

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Surf: Knee to waist high N medium period swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ENE 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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