There won’t be very much surf to speak of later this week, so be sure to get what you can while it’s here. We should still see some leftovers along our south facing shores today around the 1-4 foot range, potentially a little better at the best exposed breaks, fading through Tuesday. The north facing shores may still see a little action out of the northeast as well, around 1-4 foot or slightly higher, potentially continuing through the middle of the week. Although the windswell is rather weak, our east facing shores should continue to see some fun surf wrapping in from the northeast as well, around 2-4 foot or a little better. Have fun while it lasts.

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Extended Surf Forecast

Pacific Peak Wave Height
The series of south swells will continue passing by the islands through Tuesday before dropping to minimal levels again Wednesday, and you may need to search for something decent to ride. Tiny to small and weak background swell may arrive around Thursday or Friday, but don’t bet on it. Most of the swell energy produced over the past 5 days was too weak to reach our shores so don’t expect much action throug the rest of the forecast period. A zonal pattern has set up in the South Pacific that will keep the surf on the tiny to small side through the period. Pray for surf.

Pacific Peak Swell Period
There really isn’t anything to mention at all in the North Pacific through the forecast period. Another fetch may develop off the California coast over the next few days which could send over another northeast swell, but it’s too early to know, and it looks too weak to provide much anyway. The models show only weak winds around the dateline, completely incapable of producing any swell. Sigh.

Pray for surf…

Wind and Tide Information

Maui Tide Report for July 19th, 2010
The Maui Wind Report for today is: Light to low-end moderate tradewinds will continue out of the east-northeast today but will begin to swing more to the east later in the day, slowly trending toward moderate levels around mid-week.

The Maui Tide Report for today is: The Maui Tide Report for today is: Low tide at Kahului was 0.2 foot at 1:44am late last evening, rising to a high of 1.7 foot at 9:38am this morning, dropping a little to a low of 1.4 foot at 2:32pm in the afternoon before rising again to a high of 1.6 foot at 6:27pm early this evening.

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Maui Weather

Weakening tradewinds will continue to slowly drop over the next few days while light showers fall over windward and mauka areas. High pressure will stay far north of the islands but a trough moving into the area over the next few days should drop the winds a little. Another trough could move through the area around the middle of next week, possibly keeping the light and passing showers falling over our windward areas. The winds may even turn southeasterly around mid-week which could trigger some rainfall over select leeward areas through Thursday. A typical tradewind pattern is expected to return over the second half of the week.

East Pacific Hurricane Outlook

There are no active tropical storms in the eastern or central North Pacific nor are any expected to develop within the next 48 hours.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - July 19th, 2010