Maui Surf

February 08, 2019 Surf Forecast

February 8, 2019, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF WARNING FOR RISING SURF ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday February 15: Extraordinary large and disorganized surf will produce life- threatening conditions in the surf zone along north and west facing shores from this weekend into early next week due to a very unusual deepening low pressure system approaching the islands from the north. In addition, unprecedented coastal inundation is possible along north and west facing shores as ocean water surges and sweeps over beaches and adjacent coastal areas due to strong north winds and extremely large north and northwest swells. There is also a high potential for extreme surges in north and west facing harbors from late Saturday through Sunday.
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 NW extra long period swell for the morning with occasional 1-3′ overhead sets. This builds to well overhead to double overhead high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with NNW winds 5-10mph.

South

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Surf: Knee high SSW long period swell.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds 15-20mph. Semi clean/textured conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the N.

West

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Surf: Stomach to shoulder high NNW extra long period swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to 1-2′ overhead high.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with N 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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