I’m back from vacation and have hopefully deleted and banned all of the bad posts on the Discussion Board… I apologize to anyone who was offended by the postings, which were mostly from one sad little kid seeking attention. Although the surf will continue to be flat to tiny today, a new south swell is on its way toward our shores and should arrive overnight to build through the day tomorrow. Our south shores today should stay around 0-3 foot with just a tiny bump leftover from the south-southwest. Our east facing shores may pick up tiny windswell around 1-3 foot, but it probably isn’t enough to ride. North and northwest facing shores will stay flat as a lake at only 0-2 foot, leaning more toward flatness.

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

Extended Surf Forecast

Pacific Peak Wave Height
A broad area of winds set up last week stretching from around Tasmania all the way to the south of French Polynesia. The beginnings of this energy was better aimed to the east of Hawai`i but some wrapping energy made it to select shores around the state over the past couple of days. But a nice fetch developed in our favored swell window just southeast of New Zealand around Wednesday of last week. Although we should probably only expected moderate surf here on Maui, the potential for high surf is there and the advisory flags may be posted for surf near or exceeding 8 foot on the face. Keep in mind that the wait between sets may be rather long due to the distance. The long-lived swell should continue into the weekend. Another decent fetch is setting up just southeast of New Zealand that should generate another fun-sized south swell for the middle of next week as well, but there is little action expected to develop through the rest of the forecast period.

Pacific Peak Swell Period
The models show a weak low developing northeast of Japan with a fast track to the east, but it shouldn’t build strong enough to really generate much of a swell. However, there is a slight possibility that a weak northwest swell could develop if we’re lucky. There are no other sources of surf expected through the forecast period. Enjoy what we get over the next several days.

Pray for surf…

Wind and Tide Information

Maui Tide Report for July 28th, 2010
The Maui Wind Report for today is: The east to east-northeasterly tradewinds should rise into the light to low-end moderate range today around 10-15 mph, slightly stronger tomorrow and then holding into the weekend and likely beyond.

The Maui Tide Report for today is: High tide at Kahului was 1.5 foot at 3:16am early this mornibng, fading to a low of 0.0 foot at 9:14am later in the morning, then rising through the afternoon to a high of 2.4 foot at 4:07pm before dropping once more to a low of 0.5 foot at 10:35pm later this evening.

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Maui Weather

A strengthening ridge at the surface just north of Kaua`i is expected to track to the north which should increase the strength of the tradewinds through the rest of the week, becoming breezy around Friday. The airmass should remain rather stable through the forecast so any rainfall should be light and focused only over windward and some mauka areas. However, a band of clouds and showers could reach Maui overnight tonight but nothing heavy is expected. The breezy trades and relatively dry weather should continue through the first half of next 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 28th, 2010