Surf Forecast Archive

Maui Surf Report for August 26th, 2014

0-3 foot 0-2 foot 4-6+ foot 4-6 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); })(); A new south-southwest swell should be on the rise today but it may be a bit slow building in. Wave heights should be in the chest to shoulder-high range at the better locations, perhaps a little higher at the best breaks. This energy should continue through the week, offering plenty surf along our summer shores. Short-period windswell out of the east-northeast should keep surf along the windward shores around chest to head-high levels. Rising easterly swell from Hurricane Marie is expected to arrive Thursday, potentially rising above advisory levels. Another larger south-southwest swell is anticipated to arrive overnight Wednesday into Thursday, most likely building above advisory levels. The combination of all of this swell should keep plenty action well into the holiday weekend. Hurricane Marie reached category 5 strength Sunday as she tracks toward the northwest and slowly decreases in power. A large swell was generated and should provide us with above advisory level surf peaking around Friday with a slow fade into the weekend. A severe gale near New Zealand last Monday and Tuesday produced the current swell which should peak around moderate levels Thursday. Another broad low far east of New ...

Read the complete Surf Forecast | No Comments »

Maui Surf Report for August 22nd, 2014

0-3 foot 0-2 foot 4-7+5 foot 2-4 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); })(); The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for our south facing shores. Wave heights should come in at overhead levels at many south shore breaks, potentially coming in at well overhead levels at the best locations. This advisory is in effect through 6pm Friday evening but the surf will continue to slowly drop throughout the weekend. Sloppy small to moderate windswell should also return to our east and northeast facing shores in the waist to chest-high range. The north shore will stay more or less flat aside from some wrapping windswell at tiny to small levels. The area east of New Zealand is active with a long fetch of mediocre winds but it should provide us with plenty more small to low-end moderate south swell in about a week. A building low well east of the northern island of New Zealand should provide a larger bump to this energy over the next several days. It's still a bit too early for any confidence but the models are showing a favorable southern storm track through the forecast period which should allow even more summer surf to develop. More details as this ...

Read the complete Surf Forecast | No Comments »

Maui Surf Report for August 18th, 2014

0-3 foot 0-2 foot 3-5 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); })(); Continuing south swell should keep our south facing shores in the chest to head-high range with larger sets possible from time to time at the better exposed breaks. Another reinforcement is due to arrive Thursday which should keep plenty action along the summer shores into the weekend. This new reinforcement may increase the surf heights to near or above advisory levels. The out-of-season north-northwest swell has faded and should be back to flat conditions along our winter shores although another east-northeasterly windswell should begin to rise. Two tropical systems far east of the islands are posing no threat to Hawai`i and will not send any surf in our direction. The South Pacific will remain in a more or less zonal west to east pattern through the next few days but we may see some extra energy pushing into our swell window beginning Thursday. The long-range models hint toward the potential of some decent swell developing Friday into the weekend but it is too early for confidence. Check back for details in a few days for more updates. Another south-southwest swell is expected over the weekend around moderate levels. There is plenty late summer ...

Read the complete Surf Forecast | No Comments »

Maui Surf Report for August 16th, 2014

3-5+ foot 1-4 foot 3-5 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); })(); Waist to chest-high surf out of the south-southwest should still hold along many south facing shores today with higher sets possible at the better exposed breaks from time to time. East-northeasterly windswell should also continue along our east and northeast facing shores around the same waist to chest-high levels. Similar surf is likely to continue through the next several days. A north-northwest swell should keep some action going on our north shores as well with waist to chest-high surf at select breaks, potentially larger at the best locations. Although nothing too exciting should be expected this weekend there should be plenty fun-sized waves on nearly all shores. A gale near Kamchatka developed a fairly long fetch aimed in our direction around the middle of last week, and this is the current north-northwest swell that should continue through Monday. Another smaller low set up another short-lived northwest swell that should reach our north and northwest facing shores Tuesday, reinforcing the fading current swell. Plenty of activity in the South Pacific will provide us with back-to-back swells out of the southwest to south-southeast throughout the forecast period. A large storm sent some energy up into ...

Read the complete Surf Forecast | No Comments »

Maui Surf Report for August 13th, 2014

3-4+ foot 1-3 foot 2-4 foot 2-4 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); })(); A mix of north to north-northwest swell will continue around the 3-5 foot range along some of the better exposed north and northwest facing shores today through Thursday, possibly a bit higher at the best exposed locations. A southwest swell may allow small sets to roll through into select south facing shores, but Kaho`olawe will block much of this energy. Minor swell out of the west-northwest is possible thanks to typhoon Genevieve, but don't expected anything over waist-high levels. Although no significant swell is expected through the forecast period there should be plenty small stuff to play on along all shores. A series of back-to-back south swells should continue along our summer shores through the next week, off and on in the moderate range. Currently developing in the southern hemispher, a fairly strong storm is pushing under New Zealand and into our preferred swell window and it is aiming a decent fetch in our direction. Unfortunately, the winds are a bit too close to the eastern shores of New Zealand which will greatly diminish the amount of swell sent toward our summer shores. This fetch is forecast to last for a few ...

Read the complete Surf Forecast | No Comments »

Maui Surf Report for August 6th, 2014

3-6+ foot 0-3+ foot 1-4+ foot 6-8 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 big news of course is the coming arrival of two tropical systems this week, both of which are expected to dramatically affect our weather and surf over the next several days. The first of these storms, Iselle, is now expected to remain at hurricane strength when it hits the Big Island Thursday afternoon and evening but it should fade significantly when it reaches Maui Friday. Giant, dangerous surf is anticipated and you are urged to stay out of the ocean during this time. Relentless surf and strong currents should be expected. Following closeely behind will be Julio, potentially also still holding together at hurricane strength when it passes just north of the islands Sunday and Monday. Strong winds and heavy rains will accompany these storms, so please take any necessary precautions to secure life and property. As for current surf conditions, we should start to see rising east to east-northeasterly surf Wednesday sent from Hurricane Iselle, increasing above advisory levels by Thursday morning and potentially reaching warning levels above 15 foot on the face. Minor fading south-southwest to south swell may still be found at some south facing shores and select exposed ...

Read the complete Surf Forecast | No Comments »

Maui Surf Report for August 4th, 2014

0-4 foot 0-3 foot 4-6+ foot 4-6 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); })(); I apologize for the lack of updates recently. With the demands of a full-time plus job and my mother in the hospital, I haven't had time to keep the site up to date. Mahalo for your understanding, I'll do my best to keep the site current! Moderate surf will continue along select south facing shores today as the south-southwest swell slowly fades and a smaller south swell fills in. Some of the better exposed breaks could still pull in overhead surf from time to time, so use your head and you may score. East-northeasterly windswell will also continue to provide waist to chest-high surf along the east and northeast facing shores but conditions will be sloppy and choppy. This energy should continue through at least the middle of the week. Hurricane Iselle is expected to provide a large boost to east and some south facing shores beginning Wednesday, potentially rising to near warning levels of 15 foot on the face. The Big Island will block a lot of this more direct energy but we could see a significant rise in dangerous surf over the second half of the week. Currently the powerful storm is ...

Read the complete Surf Forecast | No Comments »

Maui Surf Report for August 2, 2014

0-3 foot 0-2 foot 4-6+ foot 4-6 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); })(); I apologize for the lack of updates recently. With the demands of a full-time plus job and my mother in the hospital, I haven't had time to keep the site up to date. Mahalo for your understanding, I'll do my best to keep the site current! Our south facing shores should increase into the waist-chest high range at the better exposed breaks today thanks to the arrival of a new south-southwest swell. If we're lucky, a few breaks may reach overhead levels even. A similar sized east-northeasterly windswell should offer our east and northeast facing shores waist-chest high surf as well but this surf will be rather sloppy and fairly weak. Some of this energy may wrap into select extreme south facing shores, but don't count on it. The current southerly swell was generated in our favored swell window southeast and east of New Zealand last week as a captured fetch set up over several days. Wind speeds in this area were near gale-force and covered a fairly long distance but the wind speeds will be a limiting factor. Another low following shortly behind tracked east from New Zealand last Tuesday which should provide ...

Read the complete Surf Forecast | No Comments »

Maui Surf Report for July 26th, 2014

0-3 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 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); })(); I apologize for the lack of updates recently. With the demands of a full-time plus job and my mother in the hospital, I haven't had time to keep the site up to date. Mahalo for your understanding, I'll do my best to keep the site current! Nothing more than weak and sloppy windswell should be expected today although this windswell should slowly rise over the next several days, but it is not expected to rise very much. Select windward breaks could see waist-high sloppy A tiny bump out of the southeast probably won't affect Maui's southern shores, but maybe a tiny wavelet or two will filter in to select breaks for skimboarding. We should see a minor increase along our south shores beginning early next week but it is nothing to get excited over. There are no significant swells expected through the entire forecast period. A gale pushing up the Tasman Sea last week may provide Hawai`i with a small swell arriving Sunday into Monday but much of this energy would be blocked here on Maui due to island shadowing. The low associated with this gale tracked east of New Zealand early last week ...

Read the complete Surf Forecast | No Comments »

Maui Surf Report for July 22nd, 2014

0-4 foot 0-2 foot 0-4 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); })(); I apologize for the lack of updates recently. With the demands of a full-time plus job and my mother in the hospital, I haven't had time to keep the site up to date. Mahalo for your understanding, I'll do my best to keep the site current! Windswell out of the east-northeast will be the main source of surf over the next few days with wave heights reaching into the waist-high to near head-high range at the better exposed breaks. The bad news is that strong local tradewinds will produce poor conditions. There is a tiny combo of south to southeasterly swell along the south facing shores but it won't amount to much. The really bad news is that there is very little surf expected throughout the forecast period. Thankfully, the southern hemisphere is shaping up to potentially deliver a bit of south swell in the next few days. A low developing southwest of New Zealand is predicted to push toward the northeast past New Zealand's southeast coastline. Current models show this pattern lasting well into the weekend, possibly longer. Nothing significant is forecast, but a long period of small to moderate swell is ...

Read the complete Surf Forecast | No Comments »