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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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Maui Surf Report for September 7th, 2014

1-3 foot 0-2 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); })(); The current south swell will drop further today, with wave heights only reaching into the waist-high range although select breaks may find slightly better sets from time to time. Only a tiny to small windswell should be found along windward and north facing shores, with wave heights less than waist-high expected. A fun-sized northwest swell is expected to arrive late in the day Monday and overnight into Tuesday, offering overhead surf for our winter shores. A broad low currently fading over the central Aleutian Islands has aimed a decent fetch in our direction over several days. The resulting northwest swell arriving Monday night will provide us with a taste of the upcoming autumn season as the summer season begins to wrap up. However, a powerful storm south of New Zealand is set to whip up a significant south swell over the next several days, so summer is still not over yet. The models predict this storm open up over the next few days, blossoming into a massive and very strong storm as it passes to the southeast of New Zealand early this week. Hurricane force winds will aim a good fetch toward Hawai`i. ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 2nd, 2014

0-3 foot 0-2 foot 2-5 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); })(); The current south-southwest swell will continue to drop today, potentially still offering surf at chest-high levels but it is on the way down. A new long-period south-southwest swell is expected to arrive later in the day today with the potential of raising the advisory flags. Minor leftovers from former hurricane Marie may still be found along select shores out of the east-northeast but the Big Island blocked much of this energy. Wave heights should only come in around knee to waist-high at best and it is on the way down and the tiny windswell won't offer much more along the windward shores. A pair of strong storms developed near New Zealand last week but they weren't aimed very well in our direction. The first of these storms pushed off of the Antarctic ice shelf last Wednesday setting up a long-period swell that should reach our islands Tuesday into Wednesday, flirting near advisory levels. The second storm was much stronger and reached hurricane strength following a similar track toward the northeast. A very broad area of large seas developed and a good fetch was aimed toward the east of Hawai`i. The bad news is ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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