Maui Now : July 14, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Saturday July 21: Fresh to locally strong trade winds will continue to produce rough and choppy surf along east facing shores through early next week. A new southwest swell from the Tasman Sea is expected to fill in tonight, peak Sunday night and slowly drop on Monday. A series of storms south and southeast of New Zealand over the past several days should provide surf near the summer average for the second half of next 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.
Surf: Knee to thigh high NE short period wind swell in the morning with occasional waist high sets. This drops into the knee range for the afternoon.
Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 20-25mph.
Surf: Knee high S ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NNW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.
Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**