Maui Surf

November 25, 2018 Surf Forecast

November 25, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday December 02: A long-duration high surf event with overlapping large northwest swells is expected through midweek along north and west facing shores. Surf will peak well above warning levels Monday, then hold through Tuesday. Surf may not drop below advisory levels until late Wednesday as the swell slowly fades. A moderate to large north-northwest swell will be possible Friday into the upcoming weekend. Surf will remain small along south and east facing shores.
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 NW ground swell for the morning with occasional head high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to slightly overhead high.

Conditions: Semi clean/textured in the morning with E winds 10-15mph. This becomes Sideshore texture/chop for the afternoon.

South

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Surf: Ankle to knee high S ground swell.

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

West

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Surf: Knee to waist high NW ground swell for the morning with occasional stomach high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to chest high.

Conditions: Clean with E winds less than 5mph in the morning increasing to 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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