Another day of flatness. Tiny windswell along our east and east-northeast facing shores won’t be at rideable levels, only around 0-3 foot and probably won’t be able to wrap around to any north shore breaks. Nothing but occasionally tiny background swell should be expected along our south facing shores with no real swell to mention at all. North and northwest facing shores will stay flat as well at only 0-2 foot. This pattern should persist through the week, although some tiny surf may appear from time to time, but don’t expect anything. There are some hints of action in the future, but nothing is positive yet. Pray for surf…

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Extended Surf Forecast

Pacific Peak Wave Height
Although the southern storm track will continue under a mostly zonal west to east pattern, we should see some small to moderate energy making its way toward our shores in the near future. It’s looking like this entire week is going to be flat to tiny background swell, but we should be able to pick up a minor south-southwest pulse late in the week and into the weekend. The models show a rather strong storm brewing south of New Zealand today, but it is expected to track very rapidly to the east along the ice shelf, and will be mostly out of our swell window before it gets a chance to send any swell. However, I do think that a south-southwest to south swell will develop which would reach our shores around next Tuesday. Keep those fingers crossed.

Pacific Peak Swell Period
There is a remote chance that we could pick up a tiny pulse out of the northwest beginning Tuesday but the odds are low of course. Activity in the western North Pacific has been quietly picking up recently, but the high pressure that has dominated the central NP for quite some time is still pushing these systems away from the islands and up against the Aleutian Islands. This pattern is not going to change any time soon, but there is a hint of a weak but well-aimed low developing off the eastern coast of Japan late in the week. If the models hold true, these winds could push a minor swell toward our islands to give us a little taste of the upcoming winter season. By no means should anyone get excited over this! For one, it’s too early for any confidence at all, and it probably won’t amount to much if anything does get produced. Still, we will take whatever we can get. Other than that, the NP won’t offer much for Hawai`i through the forecast period.

Pray for surf…

Wind and Tide Information

Maui Tide Report for September 6th, 2010
The Maui Wind Report for today is: The light to moderate east-northeasterly to sometimes easterly tradewinds will continue around 8-12 mph today and this pattern is expected to persist through much, if not all of this week.

High tide at Kahului was 1.6 foot at 12:35am late last evening, dropping through the night to a low of -0.2 foot at 6:38am early this morning, rising into the afternoon to a high of 2.8 foot at 1:32pm before fading once again to a low of 0.4 foot at 7:54pm this evening.

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Maui Weather

High pressure north of the state will keep the light tradewinds blowing through the week, reaching moderate speeds in some areas. Light clouds and showers are expected only over windward areas, but an afternoon shower is not out of the question over leeward areas. Overall, the atmosphere is stable so very little rainfall is likely. A lower-level trough north of Hawai`i will help to keep the winds closer to the lighter side.

East Pacific Hurricane Outlook

There are no tropical storms current or developing in the tropical eastern North Pacific nor are any expected to form within the next 48 hours.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - September 6th, 2010