SORRY! I am on vacation (again) until Tuesday the 27th. I will have limited internet access but will try to update the site when I can. It’ll be mostly flat anyway! Aloha…

Well it had to come to an end. There should be little to no surf to be found anywhere around the island today although there may still be a little leftover northeast swell out there. Select northeast facing shores may see surf around waist-high if we’re lucky, but most north facing shores will only come in around 1-3 foot. The long-lived round of northeasterly swell should clock to a more east-northeasterly direction today which could open up a few more east facing breaks, allowing our east facing shores to pick up sets around 1-4 foot. There may also still be some tiny background swell along our east facing shores around 1-3 foot but don’t expect it. It looks like the weakened east-northeast swell may stick around at tiny to small levels into the weekend and tiny background swell may slap some thighs over the next few days, but that is about it. There is nothing significant on the way.

1-3 foot
0-2 foot
1-3 foot
1-4 foot

Extended Surf Forecast

Pacific Peak Wave Height
Aside from the possibility of a weak edge-pass out of the south-southeast arriving around Saturday, there won’t be much surf to speak about through the forecast period. Weak activity in the Tasman Sea last week didn’t have enough power to reach our shores and a zonal pattern will keep even the background swell on the flat to tiny end. There is a system developing far south of Tasmania, butted up against Antarctica today that has some potential of sending some energy up our prefered swell window southeast to east of New Zealand over the next few days. The source is about as far away as it could possibly be however, so the long travel distance will greatly affect the size of this swell when it finally reaches our shores around the second half of next week. The odds aren’t exactly great, so keep those fingers crossed tightly. The models are hinting toward a more favorable pattern setting up later in the forecast period, but it’s still too early for any confidence.

Pacific Peak Swell Period
The continuing but weakening swell energy out of the northeast to east-northeast is about the only action our north and east facing shores are going to see through the forecast period. The North Pacific will be quite benign through the period with no notable swell producers expected to develop anywhere. This is perfectly normal for this time of year, but we sure could use a freak swell or five.

Pray for surf…

Wind and Tide Information

Maui Tide Report for July 21st, 2010
The Maui Wind Report for today is: The light to moderate tradewinds will continue out of the east around 10-15 mph and may increase slightly Thursday while swinging more to the east-northeast, but wind speeds are expected to drop to light levels again by Friday into the weekend.

The Maui Tide Report for today is: The Maui Tide Report for today is: Low tide at Kahului was -0.1 foot at 4:47am early this morning, rising to a high of 2.4 foot at 1:00pm shortly after noon, fading again to a low of 1.0 foot at 8:24pm in the evening before rising slightly to a high of 1.1 foot at 10:39pm later this evening.

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Maui Weather

A weak lower-level trough is passing over the state heading toward the west which is resulting in a lighter tradewind pattern focusing light showers only over windward and mauka areas. Building high pressure following the passage of the trough should result in a more normal weather pattern taking hold. Most of the rainfall should be over the Big Island but there should be nothing heavy anywhere. A more stable atmosphere should emerge over the weekend and beyond leading to a period of dry and light winds.

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 21st, 2010