Maui Surf

November 21, 2018 Surf Forecast

November 21, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday November 28: Rough surf will continue along east facing shores due to strong trades. A moderate northwest swell is forecast to begin filling in on Saturday with a larger and longer period northwest reinforcement expected Saturday night and Sunday. Advisory-level surf is expected with this longer period swell. The largest swell of the season will be possible next Monday with heights potentially exceeding warning levels.
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 NNE wind swell.

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 20-25mph.

South

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell for the morning. The swell shifts more SSW and builds during the afternoon with occasional sets up to thigh high.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Knee to waist high N wind swell for the morning going more NNE during the day.

Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting E for 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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