Surf Forecast Archive

Maui Surf Report for April 15th, 2018

5-9 foot 2-4 foot 0-2 foot 0-0 foot A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all waters through tonight for winds and seas. Isolated thunderstorms remain likely over the coastal waters through today. A northwest swell is on the decline while surf along east shores increases due to strong trade winds. A High Surf Advisory is in effect for eastern shores. A small north swell is expected Tuesday, and a small/moderate northwest swell will fill in for the second half of the week. Surf will remain small along south facing shores with some modest increases through the week. Tide Predictions A high tide at Kahului will be 1.98 foot at 1:56amHigh tide at Kahului was 1.98 foot at 1:56am late last night, dropping to a low of -0.23 foot at 8:13am this ...

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Maui Surf Report for April 7th, 2018

4-6 foot 1-4 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot Heavy showers and a few thunderstorms will remain possible over the waters through the weekend due to a lingering moisture axis associated with an old frontal boundary and an upper disturbance forecast to move over the region. Fresh to strong trades, strongest over the typically windier areas around Maui County, will hold through tonight, are forecast to weaken through the weekend as a weak surface reflection/trough develops along the aforementioned boundary. Improving conditions are expected late Sunday into next week with a return of fresh to strong trades as high pressure builds north of the region and drier conditions fill in. A series of northwest swells is expected over the weekend and through the upcoming week. The first in the series has already begun to fill in early this morning at the nearshore buoys. Kauai has already climbed above predicted levels, but should remain below the advisory stage today as it peaks along north and west facing shores. This source will slowly fade through the second half of the weekend. The second in the series of northwest swells is expected Monday through Tuesday from a recent storm over the far northwest Pacific. Heights associated with this source may reach or near warning levels along ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 24th, 2018

2-4 foot 3-5 foot 1-3 foot 3-5 foot The nearshore buoys show that the current northeast swell continues to slowly decline early this morning, with surf along east facing shores expected to remain below High Surf Advisory levels. This will continue to subside during the weekend, and no other significant swells are expected through the middle of next week. A modest north-northeast swell is expected from late tonight through Monday. A small northwest swell is also expected from Sunday night through Tuesday, followed by another small northwest swell during the middle of next week. Small south-southwest and southwest swells are also expected to continue through the next several days. Even though winds and seas are expected to remain generally below Small Craft Advisory levels today and tonight, mariners should be aware of the threat of inclement weather, with locally strong winds and high seas due to possible thunderstorms. A weak area of low pressure is expected to move across the central and eastern parts of the state later today and tonight. Ahead of and with this low, widespread rain will continue, with a chance of thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall. Once this low departs to the north of the state, expect gentle mainly southwest to west winds across the waters Sunday through Monday, followed ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 3rd, 2018

0-3 foot 1-3 foot 0-2 foot 6-10 foot Winds and seas will continue to gradually diminish through the weekend as high pressure to the distant northeast dissipates and a low to the northwest slowly moves away and weakens, with moderate to fresh east to east-southeast winds expected to prevail. A long-running Small Craft Advisory has been reduced in area, and now includes only the windier zones around Maui and the Big Island. A new, strong high will build far north of the area early next week, and aside from pushing a weak front through the islands around Tuesday, it will support moderate to fresh northeast to east-northeast trade winds that will likely require a continuation of the SCA in these same zones. Combined seas may increase to the point that the SCA will need to be expanded to additional zones late Monday and Tuesday. A High Surf Advisory remains posted today for east facing shores, with surf expected to diminish below advisory levels on Sunday. Otherwise, the next advisory-level swell will arrive from the north-northeast on Tuesday and continue for most of next week, with potential for high surf along north and east facing shores. Additionally, a small, long-period west-northwest swell will arrive tonight and Sunday, followed by a slightly-larger (but below advisory-level) ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 17th, 2018

1-4 foot 0-3 foot 1-3 foot 1-3 foot A series of small west-northwest swells are expected over the next few days. Resultant surf will remain below advisory levels. A larger, long period swell is expected Tuesday night which will spread down the island chain on Wednesday and produce near advisory level surf. High pressure in the East Pacific will send a short period swell into east facing shores starting Monday which will continue into next week. This could produce advisory level surf along east facing shores. Winds and seas will remain below small craft advisory threshold through the holiday weekend. Tide Predictions A single tide at Kahului will be foot at tide at Kahului was foot at just after midnight, of foot at just ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 10th, 2018

4-6 foot 2-4 foot 0-2 foot 4-7 foot A northwest swell will continue to lower gradually through Saturday evening. However, a moderate sized northwest swell is expected to fill in overnight Saturday into Sunday. A slightly larger reinforcing northwest swell is expected on Monday with a second reinforcement expected Tuesday into Wednesday. Winds and seas have begun to drop across the western portion of the main Hawaiian islands, allowing for cancellation of the Small Craft Advisory for waters west of Oahu. The SCA remains in effect for remaining waters through this afternoon. Winds and seas will continue to decrease into early next week. Tide Predictions A single tide at Kahului will be foot at tide at Kahului was foot at just after midnight, of foot ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 3rd, 2018

10-15+ foot 4-6+ foot 2-5 foot 3-5 foot A large northwest swell has arrived and will produce warning level surf across north and west facing shores of most of the smaller islands and across west facing shores of the Big island. High Surf Warnings are therefore in effect for these areas through Sunday afternoon. Surf is forecast to drop below warning level by Sunday evening, but will likely remain above advisory threshold through Monday. A persistent east swell is slowly subsiding and will fade out today. A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for most coastal waters. The northwest swell will boost seas above the 10-foot advisory threshold. A trough to the west and a ridge to the east will combine to produce southerly winds over the Hawaiian coastal waters through the weekend, locally reaching the 25 knot SCA threshold around the Big Island at times. A strong front is expected to move into the coastal waters Sunday night. Thunderstorms are possible across coastal waters beginning Saturday night. The front is forecast to stall over the central coastal waters and weaken to a trough early next week. ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 27th, 2018

2-4 foot 1-3 foot 0-2 foot 4-6 foot Surf is expected to remain below advisory levels for the next few days. A persistent east swell from strong winds east of 150W will gradually subside through next week. Lows to the north will send a series of small to moderate north swells through Hawaiian waters. The largest of the north swells is expected to peak around Monday night or Tuesday, with surf remaining below the advisory threshold. Distant storms off Japan will produce some small northwest swells for the next few days as well. A new storm low forming next week may finally produce a large northwest swell arriving next Thursday and possibly continuing to build into Saturday. Surf from this swell will likely be well above the advisory threshold along north and west facing shores. See the Collaborative Surf Discussion for more information. A front 100 nm northwest of Kauai is moving southeast at 5 to 10 kt and weakening. The subtropical ridge has shifted southeast ahead of the front. Gentle to fresh easterly trade winds persist near the Big Island, but a col, or neutral point is producing gentle and variable winds elsewhere around the main Hawaiian islands. These gentle and variable winds will persist through this evening. The front will dissipate ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 21st, 2018

4-6 foot 3-5 foot 0-2 foot 4-6 foot Moderate to fresh trade winds will continue over the coastal waters with a surface high located east-northeast of the state. Another high is forecast to build in from the NW, continuing the breezy trade wind pattern. A trade wind swell generated east of the state will keep seas above 10 feet through Monday, so the Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for most zones. The High Surf Advisory (HSA) for east facing shores continues through today as well. The current small northwest swell will be reinforced by a long period, west-northwest swell tonight. This swell will peak Monday night and gradually decline through Wednesday. This second swell may warrant an HSA for exposed west and north facing shores Monday and Tuesday. A smaller northwest swell is possible late in the week. ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 20th, 2018

2-5 foot 1-3 foot 0-2 foot 4-6 foot Moderate to fresh trade winds will continue with a surface high located northeast of the state. Trade wind swell generated to the east will keep seas above 10 feet, and the Small Craft Advisory has been extended through Sunday for most zones. The High Surf Advisory (HSA) for east facing shores will continue through Sunday. Surf will remain below advisory levels for the remaining shores through this weekend. A small northwest swell (330 degrees) is expected arrive tonight, with a reinforcing long period, west- northwest (300 degrees) swell expected Sunday night. The west-northwest swell will peak Monday night and gradually declining through Wednesday. This second swell may warrant an HSA for exposed west and north facing shores Monday and Tuesday. Tide Predictions A single tide at ...

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