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Maui Surf Report for October 26th, 2014

4-6 foot 1-4 foot 0-3 foot 3-5 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); The surf along the north and northwest facing shores should offer fun-sized sets in the chest to head-high range at the better exposed breaks. This energy is on the way down, however, and will likely drop to waist-high later in the day. Another round of northerly swell is expected to arrive around the middle of the week, potentially reaching advisory levels if all goes well. Windswell along the east and northeast facing shores should be around thigh to chest-high levels although a few larger sets may be found at the better exposed breaks. We may also get a minor south-southwest swell around the middle of the week as well. It's a bit early for confidence, but another upper-end small to moderate northerly swell is possible late in the week and over the weekend. The current north swell was produced by an Aleutian low with an associated fetch stretching from the central to eastern Aleutians around the middle of last week. Much of this energy was aimed further east of the islands leaving us with more of an edge-pass. This swell should slowly fade into Monday or possibly even Tuesday. The remnants of Ana ...

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Maui Surf Report for October 21st, 2014

4-7+ foot 2-4 foot 0-3am 1-4 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); Fading northerly swell should be expected today with overhead surf still likely at the better exposed breaks and occasional higher sets at the best locations. This energy should slowly drop through Wednesday and into Thursday. A new swell is expected to arrive late Thursday into Friday out of the northwest to north-northwest but the size will be rather small, most likely barely even reaching chest-head high levels. A more west-northwesterly swell is forecast to arrive Saturday, but it too will probably stay on the small side. Tropical Storm Ana is modeled to recurve to the northwest of the islands later in the week before racing off toward the Gulf of Alaska through the weekend. This shouldn't aim much surf toward our islands, but a little extra bump is possible over the weekend. All-in-all, tiny to small surf is possible along the winter shores through most of the period but nothing signficant is expected. There is no surf expected out of the southern hemisphere through at least Tuesday of next week. Get it while it is here as there won't more than small stuff. Today's Surf Summary North and northwest facing shores should have surf in the ...

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Maui Surf Report for October 17th, 2014

2-5+ foot 1-4+ foot 1-3am | 6-10++ pm 4-7+ foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); Tropical Storm Ana will be passing by just a few hundred miles south of the islands over the next couple of days, currently located about 250 miles south of the Big Island and tracking toward the west-northwest with sustained winds over 70 mph. Although a direct impact on Maui is very unlikely, coastal areas along the south side of the islands may be affected. Large and unruly surf may approach or exceed double-overhead levels or even higher at select locations. This will be short-period and dangerous, so please use your head if you paddle out. Strong currents and little to no time between sets will make the conditions quite dangerous. Rising swell along our north and northwest facing shores over the weekend will provide us with a better swell out of the northwest with the potential of rising to well overhead levels likely exceeding advisory levels late Saturday and Sunday. More details to come over the weekend. Today's Surf Summary North and northwest facing shores should offer surf in the 2-5 foot range today with rising surf expected over the weekend. Upper West shores should also see surf in the 1-4+ foot range ...

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Maui Surf Report for October 12th, 2014

5-8+ foot 1-4 foot 1-4 foot 1-4 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); Our north and northwest shores should still offer plenty surf in the overhead range and select breaks could even offer surf nearing double-overhead if we're lucky. This energy has peaked and is on the way down, but it should slowly fade over the next few days. The fun-sized southwest to south-southwest swell will continue over the next few day with surf in the waist-high to shoulder-high range expected at the better locations. Many breaks will be closer to flat, however, due to island shadowing. The current northwest swell was generated around the middle of last week as a low pressure cell formed in the wake of another fading low near the Aleutians. The resulting moderate northwest swell is expected to peak overnight Sunday or early Monday morning with a slow drop through Tuesday. Low pressure forming south of the Alaskan Peninula and it is forecast to build into a broad low filling most of the Gulf of Alaska. Although much of the energy will miss Hawai`i, and edge-pass is expected to arrive Thursday at small levels. Another low forming just east of the international dateline should be able to aim some energy in ...

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Maui Surf Report for October 4th, 2014

4-6 foot 1-4 foot 2-4 foot 1-4 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); Small to moderate south-southwest swell will continue today with waist to shoulder-high surf possible at the better breaks, depending upon exposure. Select breaks may even pull in a head-high set or two if we're lucky. This energy will fade through the weekend. Our north and northwest facing shores also have a fun-sized northwest swell today, but it is also on the way down. However, a new west-northwest swell may arrive later in the day. Wave heights should be around chest-head high at the better breaks, potentially a little better at the best exposed locations. The new west-northwest swell will be heavily shadowed so don't expect much Saturday, but wave heights should rise as this energy shifts more out of the northwest later in the weekend. A low southeast of New Zealand last week set up a captured fetch aimed toward the islands, but wind speeds barely reached gale-force so wave heights will probably only reach moderate levels when this swell arrives Monday. The forecast models are predicting a low developing over the Kuril Islands and just southeast of Kamchatka this weekend, deepening over the next couple of days while sending a nice fetch ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 26th, 2014

2-5 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot 3-5 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); The northeasterly swell will continue around knee-waist high levels but a few better exposed breaks could reach into the chest-shoulder high range if we're lucky. There is also a very small easterly windswell mixed in with this energy, but that will really only add a bit of slop to the mix. We ma see a very small bump along the north and northwest shores Saturday but it won't amount to much. Not much more than tiny to small, heavily shadowed southwest swell is possible along our summer shores, and it is unlikely any break will pull in any surf larger than knee-high and weak. A larger round of south-southwest swell is expected to arrive Sunday. Action in the southern hemisphere near New Zealand has sent up a pair of south swells, beginning with the arrival of a small to moderate south-southwest swell Sunday. A larger swell is expected to arrive Tuesday, packing more power as well as more consistent sets, but it probably won't reach advisory levels. The long-range forecast models don't show much else coming out of the South Pacific through the period but minor background swells may offer tiny surf in ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 20th, 2014

1-3 foot 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); There isn't going to be much action today along any shore, but a very small northwest swell may offer tiny knee to waist-high surf along the winter shores. Tiny windswell won't add much to the mix, so don't really expect anything decent. South shores also won't offer much although a few waist-high sets may limp into select summer breaks if you are patient enough. There will be little to no surf along the south shores after this southerly energy fades, leaving us with flat conditions through the rest of the forecast period. We may see a small northwest swell arriving around Wednesday. Currently, a broad but unimpressive low can be found southeast of Kamchatka but it is already fading. Minor swell is being aimed in our direction but the extreme distance it must travel to our shores will greatly decrease its energy. This swell would arrive around the middle of the week, most likely only reaching tiny to small levels. No other sources are forecast in the North Pacific through the period. A minor low heading up the Tasman Sea won't really send anything that would reach our shores, but a secondary low ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 16th, 2014

2-5 foot 0-3 foot 4-7+ foot 1-3 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); The National Weather Service has continue its High Surf Advisory through 6pm Tuesday evening due to a large south swell with surf heights expected in the 4-7+ foot range. This energy will slowly fade through Thursday but should still offer plenty good but inconsistent sets at the better exposed summer breaks. Another smaller long-period south swell should arrive Thursday morning to keep the action going into the weekend. Although there may be some tiny to small surf arriving on our north and northwest facing shores this week nothing large should be expected. The long-range forecast is hinting toward the possibility of a better northwest swell developing early next week, but it's too early to discuss. The South Pacific will remain rather quiet through most of the forecast period, but again, the long-range forecast models suggest the potential of another significant swell developing early next week, but this too is too early for any speculation yet. Keep those fingers crossed and pray for surf. Today's Surf Summary South facing shores should still offer surf in the 4-7+ foot range today with a slow fade through Thursday. North and northwest facing shores should come in around 2-5 ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 14th, 2014

4-6+ foot 0-2 foot 5-8+ foot 1-3 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's south facing shores effective through 6am Monday morning due to large long-period surf exceeding 8 foot faces. This energy will continue through Sunday and may still offer good sized surf Monday morning with a slow fade through the middle of the week. Additionally, a new west-northwest swell will fill in today, offering head-high+ surf along our north shores and select west exposed shores as well. This action will be followed by yet another round of northwest swell arriving Tuesday into Wednesday. Be aware that the more westerly swell direction will result in heavy island shadowing, so don't be surprised if you have to hunt for decent surf along the north shores. This current south swell was generated last week when a powerful storm passed south and east of New Zealand, aiming a significant fetch aimed east of Hawai`i. The largest surf will pass us by to the east but we should still pull in plenty well overhead surf for several days. Select breaks may offer up double-overhead surf if you know where to look. Hopefully this swell will slowly fade through ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 12th, 2014

2-4 foot 1-3 foot 0-3 foot 1-3 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); The current northwest swell will drop to waist-high levels today although a few larger chest-high sets may still roll through some of the better exposed breaks. Small east-northeasterly windswell will continue to add a bit of slop and chop to the windward locations as well. Tiny south swell won't offer anything to really ride today, but a new south swell may begin to arrive late in the day. This swell will more likely arrive overnight though, building to solid overhead levels Saturday, almost certainly triggering a high surf advisory later in the day Saturday into Sunday. A powerful storm east and southeast of New Zealand raged last week while sending a significant south swell in our direction. The long-lived fetch was aimed a little better toward the east of the islands and this will result in smaller than expected surf when it peaks late Saturday into Sunday. This energy should begin arriving overnight and will hopefully offer fun sets by Saturday morning. The swell will then continue to rise throughout Saturday, peaking at well overhead levels, potentially even reaching near double-overhead at the best locations. This event will be long lived and will ...

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