An overall lack of surf will keep us out of the water again today with flat conditions likely around the island. Some areas may pick up a little something now and again, but don’t expect anything. A tiny bump out of the south-southwest is trying to hit some of our summer breaks but most south shores will only see surf around 0-2 foot, while those lucky enough to pick up up the low SSW may see an occasional waist-high set. The east facing shores may pick up a tiny bit of windswell around 0-3 foot but it will be weak and mostly knee-biters at best. THere is no swell whatsoever to mention along our north and northwest facing shores which will stay flat at 0-2 foot. This unfortunate pattern will continue through the week with only a slight bump expected from time to time. The hoped for bump from the north-northeast has completely fizzled, however, there is still a chance that we’ll pick up a tiny northwest around Tuesday… nothing to get excited about though. We may also see a tiny to small south-southeast arriving overnight Tuesday into Wednesday with a another bump possible around Friday.

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Extended Surf Forecast

Pacific Peak Wave Height
No real update. flat, with a slight chance of slightly less than flat. A low southeast of New Zealand tracked zonally from west to east sending up more of a background swell last Tuesday and Wednesday, potentially resulting in a small south-southwest swell arriving Thursday. If any of this energy does reach our shores, it will be well under head-high levels, so don’t get excited about it. A much better storm pushed into the Tasman Sea last Friday, and it aimed severe gales nicely toward Hawai`i. Unfortunately, this swell window is heavily shadowed and Maui rarely sees any action from this direction. If we are lucky, we could see a small to low-end moderate southwest bump arriving around Saturday, but it is unlikely here on Maui. Activity far south of Tahiti last weekend may provide us with another south-southeasterly pulse arriving Monday or Tuesday of next week as well. The models do show a little better forecast, but still nothing remotely significant is appearing on the charts. Worst. Summer. Ever.

Pacific Peak Swell Period
The models have been hinting toward a north-northeasterly swell developing tomorrow, but it doesn’t look very promising now. However, a dip of the jetstream is forecast later in the week and into the weekend that may be able to aim some energy toward our wave-starved shores. If all goes well, we could see a series of tiny to small northwest to north-northwest pulses beginning around Tuesday of next week. The odds are low, so don’t expect anything.

Pray for surf…

Wind and Tide Information

Maui Tide Report for September 4th, 2010
The Maui Wind Report for today is: The light east-northeasterly tradewinds will stay around 10-15 mph with slightly higher gusts possible in some areas but will fade again closer to gentle levels over the next several days.

Low tide at Kahului was 0.1 foot at 4:50am early this morning, rising to a high of 2.6 foot at 12:30pm shortly after noon, fading again to a low of 0.8 foot at 7:17pm early in the evening before dropping once more to a low of 1.3 foot at 11:41pm late in the evening.

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Maui Weather

The holiday weekend should see light tradewinds along with a few passing windward and mauka showers under a stable atmosphere. A large area of high pressure far north of the islands is rather weak and its pressure gradient is only producing light to somewhat moderate winds across the staet. An upper-level trough will stay just to the north of Hawai`i through the next few days but will have little affect on our weather, although some enhanced showers are possible overnight. Another trough is forecast to develop around the middle of the week which should keep the winds on the light side through the forecast period.

East Pacific Hurricane Outlook

has weakened into a remnant low as it moved over southeastern Mexico and is expected to dissipate over land within the next 24 hours. Another storm, Tropical Depression 10-E is being ripped apart by an easterly shear and is expected to weaken to a remnant low over the weekend. Neither of these storms poses any risk to Hawai`i.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - September 4th, 2010