Maui Now : October 19, 2018 Surf Forecast

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday October 26: A large, long-period south swell will begin to arrive today, peak over the weekend, and gradually diminish early next week. A slightly smaller long-period south swell is expected Wednesday through Friday, keeping surf elevated along south facing shores. A short-period north- northwest swell arriving today will gradually diminish over the weekend. A moderate northwest swell is possible Tuesday through Thursday. No other significant swells are expected.
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: Waist to chest high NNW medium period swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 10-15mph.


Surf: Waist to stomach high SSW extra long period swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.

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 WNW.


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

Conditions: Clean with ESE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting ENE 10-15mph in the afternoon.

**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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