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Maui Surf Report for March 28th, 2015

2-4 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); })(); Weak north-northwest swell continues to fade with leftovers only expected in the waist-high range along our north shores. A new west-northwest swell will pass through the islands later in the day Sunday into Monday, peaking near double-overhead levels if we're lucky, but as with all swells from this direction much of this energy will be blocked by our neighbor islands. This energy will slowly clock to a more northwesterly direction as it fades through Tuesday, opening up more breaks along the north shores. Tiny south-southwest swell will fade away this weekend as a new but small south-southeast swell continues around waist-high levels at the better locations while most other locations come in closer to flat. Select areas may pick up wrapping windswell as well. The long-range outlook isn't looking all too promising with only a minor pulse of northwest swell forecast to arrive around Friday. The South Pacific is starting to come alive but still nothing is aimed well toward Hawai`i. Pray for surf! Today's Surf Summary North and northwest facing shores should be in the 2-4 foot range Saturday, with potentially higher sets from time to time in select areas. Wave heights should rise ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 21st, 2015

6-10+ foot 4-6+ foot 0-2 foot 2-5+ 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 National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's north shore, effective through 10am Sunday morning. Leftover swell is expecetd to gradually subside through Saturday, but a new slightly larger and longer-period north northwest swell will spread down across the islands over the weekend. Surf produced by this swell is expected to build along Maui's north facing shores through Saturday, peaking near high surf advisory levels, so a high surf advisory has been issued starting late Saturday morning for north facing shores of Maui. This swell is expected to gradually subside on Sunday. A small pulse from the northwest is possible on Monday, with a potentially larger north northwest swell arriving Wednesday. A small to moderate long-period south southwest swell is forecast to arrive early next week, and then persist for much of the week. Although the surf won't go flat next week, we shouldn't expect much size in any of these upcoming swells. The winter season is winding down and we are already starting to see some pre-season energy out of the southern hemisphere. Today's Surf Summary North and northwest facing shores should rise into the 6-10+ foot range Saturday, then ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 15th, 2015

10-15 foot 4-7+ foot 1-4 foot 2-5 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 large northwest swell will continue to drop but should still offer plenty surf in the 10-15 foot range, dropping to 6-10+ foot Sunday. The National Weather Service has downgraded the warning to a High Surf Advisory effective through 6pm Saturday. Several more much smaller northwest swells should arrive throughout the next week. We may see a tiny to small bump out of the southwest, but much of this energy will be blocked by Kaho`olawe. The long-range forecast is not looking very promising, so be sure to get as much surf as you can over the next several days. Today's Surf Summary North and northwest facing shores should still offer surf in the 10-15 foot range today, fading over the next several days. Upper West shores should also offer surf in the 4-7+ foot range, larger at the better exposed breaks. South facing shores may see surf in the 1-4 foot range although most breaks will be closer to flat. Windswell along the east and northeast facing shores may be around 2-5 foot range. Wind and Tide Information Low tide at Kahului was 0.2 foot at 3:22 PM early this afternoon, rising to a high of 2.0 ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 7th, 2015

4-7 foot 1-3 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); })(); Fading west-northwest and north-northwest swell will be found along our north shores today, mixed with northeasterly windswell in some areas. Head-high surf should be expected at many locations, but the jumble of differing directions will likely result in sloppy conditions. A mix of tiny to small south-southwest to south-southeast swell may be found around select south shores, but don't expect much more than weak thigh-high waves at best. Our next chance for surf will arrive out of the north overnight Sunday into Monday, potentially reaching near advisory levels at its peak. This energy should stay well above overhead levels through the middle of the week. A large high pressure system northeast of the islands is forecast to remain nearly in place throughout the weekend before fading early next week. A long fetch associated with this high has been aimed toward Hawai`i out of the north and is responsible for the current north-northwest to northerly swell. As this shorter-period swell fades away Sunday, new swell should fill in to keep the surf around similar levels as Saturday. A gyre north-northeast of the islands should keep a steady supply of moderate surf through the week. ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 28th, 2015

2-4 foot 1-3 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); })(); Small and short-period northwest swell will only offer surf around waist-high levels, potentially reaching chest-high at the best locations. A small to low-end moderate windswell may provide a little something to ride along our east and northeast facing shores and maybe even wrapping into select north shore breaks. The weather will be rather unsettled today with scattered showers across the island, likely heavy at times. Tiny leftovers may still be found along select south and west shores today, but nothing over waist-high should be expected. We may see a new south-southeast swell arriving overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, but wave heights are not expected to rise above small levels. Our next chance for any decent surf will arrive overnight Sunday into Monday reaching moderate levels at best. This swell was produced as a low developed near the international dateline late last week, occluding Friday while aiming a captured fetch toward Hawai`i. We may see forerunners arriving as early as sunset Sunday, but it is far more likely that we'll have to wait until Monday morning here on Maui. This energy will peak Monday morning and will then slowly fade into Wednesday. Another low developed ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 20th, 2015

6-10 foot 1-3 foot 3-5+ 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); })(); A building west-northwest to northwest swell has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a High Surf Advisory effective only through 6am Saturday morning along Maui's north shores. However, surf heights will probably not reach levels of more than a few feet overhead here on Maui due to island shadowing, and many breaks will come in much smaller than that. The best surf should be found Saturday morning with higher odds of reaching closer to double-overhead levels early. Some of this energy may filter in to select exposed south shore breaks at waist-chest high levels. This swell should stick around through the weekend while slowly transitioning out of the northwest. Our next round of surf is developing far west-northwest of the state as a low east of Japan slowly churns toward the east. Winds associated with this low are not expected to reach impressive levels and it is forecast to fade while crossing the dateline Monday. The swell should reach Hawai`i Tuesday at small to moderate levels, similar in direction to the current swell. Looking further into the model runs doesn't offer a lot of hope, so as always, be sure to get ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 15th, 2015

15+ foot 3-5+ foot 3-5+ 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); })(); The National Weather Service has issed a High Surf Warning for Maui's north facing shores effective through 6am Monday morning due to very large and rough surf in the 15+ foot range. The largest surf will impact the northwestern islands of Kaua`i and O`ahu but Maui could see large surf building later in the day. The close proximity of the source will result in short to mid-period and likely chaotic surf with dangerous currents, so please use your head before paddling out and know your limits. Sunday should begin around moderate levels but will rapidly rise later in the day, peaking near or above triple-overhead levels this evening. Meanwhile, our south facing shores should continue to offer moderate to near high surf out of the south-southwest. A broad low developing east of Japan should set up a west-northwest swell due to arrive around Thursday, followed closely behind by another more solid pulse arriving Friday from around the same direction. Today's Surf Summary North and northwest facing shores should see rapidly rising surf throughout the day starting off at well overhead levels this morning and then building into the 15+ foot range. Upper West shores will ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 6th, 2015

8-12 foot 3-5 foot 1-4 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); })(); The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's north shores effective through 6am Sunday morning. Although the current swell is expected to peak Friday morning, another round of large surf is expected to arrive Saturday which will keep the surf near or just above advisory levels. Yet another larger northwest swell is expected to arrive Tuesday with the potential to reach near warning levels. A large gyre of low-pressure is filling much of the North Pacific, spawning several smaller gyres pushing quickly toward the east. The first of these gyres set up a fetch of gales around the middle of the week and is responsible for the current fading surf Friday. The second gyre developed just west of the dateline Thursday and it is aiming another northwest swell that should reach our north shores Saturday. These episodes will feature short- to medium-period swells due to the close proximity of the fetches as well as local west to southwesterly winds and windswell affecting the mix. This next swell should last through the weekend, fading to small levels by Monday. Looking into the forecast models we can see a low developing ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 30th, 2015

6-10++ foot 1-4+ 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 National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's north shores effective through 6am Sunday morning due to a large northwest swell building over the weekend. It may take a little time for the swell to swing far enough out of the northwest rather than west-northwest, so don't be surprised if we have to wait until Saturday for any decent sized sets to fill in. Thankfully, leftover swell will keep wave heights in the overhead to well overhead range at many of our north shore breaks while we wait. This new swell is expected to rise to double-overhead levels Saturday with a slow fade through the rest of the weekend and into early next week. Swell production west of the dateline will be minimal this week due to a ridge of high pressure near Kamchatka, so get what you can while it's here this weekend. A low developing north of the islands this weekend should be able to produce a northerly swell that would arrive Tuesday, but we'll have to keep our fingers crossed for that one. Not much else is expected through the forecast period. Today's Surf Summary North and northwest ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 23rd, 2015

10-15++ foot 1-4+ foot 4-7+ 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 National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning effective until 6pm Saturday for Maui's north facing shores due to a fading large west-northwest to northwest swell being reinforced Friday night and into Saturday. This large swell will continue to bring high surf across north, west, and even some south facing shores through the weekend. While surf could be a slightly lower today, a reinforcing northwest swell will arrive tonight will keep surf heights along north and west shores at warning levels through Saturday. The westerly component of this swell will allow some energy to reach select areas along some south shore breaks for which an advisory is in effect. The swell will remain large and keep surf elevated through the weekend. Winds will remain light to low-end moderate offering decent conditions. This energy may sneak into some exposed south shore breaks and a High Surf Advisory has been issued for Maui's west shores to be safe, but island shadowing will be significant. Today's Surf Summary North and northwest facing shores will be in the 10-15++ foot range today, varying in size from overhead to exceeding triple-overhead at some of the outer breaks. Upper ...

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