Still no surf as we drag through an extended flat spell along all shores. The only potential source for surf will be along our east facing shores as tiny windswell around the 0-3 foot range. Weak, short period windslop is simply not rideable though. Our summer shores will stay flat as a lake today at only 0-2 foot with no swell to mention aside from occasional tiny background swell. Our north and northwest facing shores will stay flat as well at only 0-2 foot but there is a chance we could see a little bump arriving later Thursday if we’re lucky. A small to possibly moderate south swell is likely to arrive later Friday into the weekend, but still nothing significant is on the charts.

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Extended Surf Forecast

Pacific Peak Wave Height
Our next chance for any surf along our south shores will hopefully arrive Friday into the weekend, but it will probably start off slow and on the small side. A long fetch developed in the Tasman Sea late last week and the parent low set up another fetch after passing over New Zealand, aiming a decent amount of swell to the east-northeast aimed just east of Hawai`i. If we are lucky, some breaks may pick up some head-high sets but most exposed areas should reach about waist- to chest-high levels through the weekend. The odds should be increased a little due to another swell source that developed in the eastern South Pacific last weekend. The Big Island will block much of that energy, however, so we may not see anything here on Maui. Currently, a broad storm is unfolding well east-southeast of New Zealand, taking aim toward Central and South America, but a secondary low forming out of this low over the next few days is modeled to be better aimed toward Hawai`i. Although it’s a little early yet, the models show this system veering sharply to the north-northeast late this week into the weekend. Although French Polynesia would shadow a lot of this energy, we could see a fairly decent south swell arriving around Uesday of next week, followed by a larger swell later Wednesday. Stay tuned for details as it develops.

Pacific Peak Swell Period
Summer is close to wrapping up and the autumn season is approaching quickly. Hopefully this horrible Summer season gets replaced by an active Fall, we seriously need some surf action! A minor swell source developed in the far western North Pacific last week that may offer us a tiny to low-end small northwesterly bump later this week into the weekend, but we shouldn’t get excited by it. It is a reminder that this pathetic summer will soon be behind us. A storm pushing northeast into the Bering Sea won’t get much of a chance to send any swell toward Hawai`i, but we may pick up a little bit of an edge-pass after the weekend. The models continue to show a compact low developing east of Japan following a decent track that sets up a small but potentially solid little bump that would arrive around Thursday of next week if all goes well. Keep those fingers crossed!

Pray for surf…

Wind and Tide Information

Maui Tide Report for September 8th, 2010
The Maui Wind Report for today is: The tradewinds will stay on the lighter end this week but a slowly building trend is expected into the weekend. East-northeasterly tradewinds should reach into the 10-15 mph range today with a slow ramp up a half-notch or so while transitioning to easterlies around Friday.

The Maui Tide Report for today is: High tide at Kahului was 2.2 foot at 2:08am late last night, dropping to a flat low of 0.0 foot at 8:09am this morning, rising again to a high of 2.6 foot at 2:30pm in the afternoon hours before dropping once again to a low of 0.0 foot at 8:47pm later this evening.

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Maui Weather

The light tradewinds will slowly increase to more moderate levels due to high pressure far to the north of Hawai`i. Rainfall should stay isolated over windward and mauka areas at only light levels. We may see a little extra rainfall overnight Thursday into Friday morning, but Maui may not see too much. The high pressure mentioned above is quite strong but the winds produced are on the lower end due to an upper-level low that is weakening the pressure gradient. This high has dominated the North Pacific for quite some time but is finally expected to drift off to the east this week. Overall, the atmosphere should stay rather stable with normal light showers only affecting the east side of the island with little accumulation expected. The upper-level low currently north of O`ahu is forecast to descend closer to the islands which may have a few extra showers later in the week. A drier atmosphere is predicted over the weekend and beyond.

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