Maui Now : September 07, 2018 Surf Forecast

Photo Credit: Chris Archer / ArcherShoots


Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday September 14: A large east swell generated by Hurricane Norman will gradually decline and shift out of the northeast tonight and Saturday. Another east swell from Hurricane Olivia arrive on Sunday and build through early next week, possibly bringing warning level surf by mid week. Otherwise, small south and southwest swells will maintain small background surf along south facing shores through early 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: Head high NE ground swell in the morning with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets. This drops into the chest to head range for the afternoon.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting NE 5-10mph in the afternoon.


Surf: Knee to thigh high S medium period swell.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NE winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting N 10-15mph.


Surf: 1-3′ overhead high ground swell.

Conditions: Clean with NE winds 10-15mph in the morning decreasing to 5-10mph 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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