The flat conditions will continue today with no surf expected along any shore. Even our windward shores will see only minimal windswell under the light to moderate tradewinds. Tiny, short period energy out of the south-southwest may limp into a couple of better exposed breaks at knee-high levels but most south facing shores will stay flat at only 0-2 foot. Tiny to small background swell should return to "normal" levels beginning Friday into the weekend. East facing shores should only pick up weak windswell around 0-3 foot but should rise to moderate levels again by the weekend. North and northwest facing shores are seasonally flat at only 0-1 foot but we may see some head-high sets rolling through our north-northwest shores over the weekend. Details below.

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Extended Surf Forecast

Pacific Peak Wave Height
Our south facing shores should remain flat today and tomorrow but there are low odds for a small south-southwest swell to rise a little beginning Friday into the weekend. This minor episode is unlikely to hit Maui as the source was in the Tasman Sea, an area blocked by many islands in the south seas as well as Kaho`olawe locally. Some breaks may pick up waist-high sets, but that is hardly anything worth getting excited over. The source was much closer than usual, however, so we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out. On the other side of New Zealand, in our preferred swell window, a broad low pushed up a moderate fetch aimed toward the America’s earlier in the week. Angular spreading may allow some of this energy to reach our south to south-southwest facing shores around Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. This same region is expected to see lots of storm activity through the weekend which should provide us with plenty small to moderate surf through much of next week, but there will still be no significant swells.

Pacific Peak Swell Period
An area of weak low pressure formed east of Japan a few days ago and has been slowly edging toward the east-northeast. Another low pushing off from Kamchatka is expected to help fuel this system into a decent out-of-season gale just east of the international dateline and south of the central Aleutian Islands over the next few days. If the model predictions are correct, this system will occlude and could send a fun-sized north-northwest swell toward Hawai`i, arriving around Saturday and lasting for several days. We shouldn’t expect too much, but it should be safe to say that we would see a round of much needed overhead surf. Keep those fingers crossed.

Pray for surf…

Wind and Tide Information

Maui Tide Report for July 7th, 2010
The Maui Wind Report for today is: light to low-end moderate tradewinds will stay rather weak today at 10-15 mph our of the east to east-northeast, slowly increase to more moderate levels over the next several days.

The Maui Tide Report for today is: Low tide at Kahului was -0.1 foot at 4:34am early this morning, rising to a high of 2.2 foot at 12:47pm shortly after noon, fading once more to a low of 1.15 foot at 7:55pmthis evening and then barely rising to a high of 1.18 foot at 9:49pm.

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Maui Weather

Minor windward and mauka showers under light to low-end moderate tradewinds will be the only weather to speak of today. A trough drifting to the west will allow a ridge to fill in after leaving the area over the next couple of days, tightening the pressure gradient enough to produce more moderate tradewinds. This pattern should continue into the upcoming week with plenty sunshine through the daytime hours.

East Pacific Hurricane Outlook

There are no tropical systems currently spinning or expected to develop within the next 48 hours.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - July 7th, 2010