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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 ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 19th, 2014

0-3 foot 0-2 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); })(); 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! Small south-southeasterly swell should continue around knee-waist high levels today, possibly a bit higher from time to time at the better exposed breaks. This swell is on the way down but another minor south to south-southeasterly swell should reinforce this to keep similar surf breaking through the next few days. There may still be a little leftover west to west-northwest swell at select breaks but that energy is on the way down and out. Continuing east-northeasterly windswell should keep some weak surf along the east and northeast exposed breaks today, potentially increase later in the day. However, the breezy east-northeasterly local tradewinds will produce sloppy conditions. There are still no significant swells expected throughout the forecast period, so keep those fingers crossed for something good soon. In fact, there won't be much surf to speak of at all through much of the period. A more favorable pattern is ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 14th, 2014

0-3 foot 0-2 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); })(); 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! The south-southwest swell will continue to build Monday and should peak overnight into Tuesday. Wave heights should top out near head-high levels at the better breaks, and a few larger sets could sneak in through the best locations if we're lucky. The surf should fade to waist-shoulder high through Tuesday with a slow decline through the rest of the week expected. Another low south-southeast of French Polynesia over the second half of last week will provide small shorter period swell along the south shores through the rest of the week. The North Pacific has been much quieter recently and that isn't going to change any time soon. Windswell will likely stay on the smaller end through the forecast period. Even the South Pacific will be going quiet through most of the forecast period aside from some possibility of a minor swell pushing up the Tasman Sea next weekend. ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 12th, 2014

0-3 foot 0-2 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); })(); 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! Leftover swell out of the southwest may still offer small surf around waist-high levels at exposed breaks while most areas stay closer to flat due to island shadowing. A large south-southwest to south swell is expected to arrive Sunday with the potential of reaching advisory levels. This swell was produced by a captured fetch originating south and southeast of New Zealand beginning last Sunday. This one may take a little time to fill in, so don't be surprised if we have to wait until Monday for the best surf. Another low south of French Polynesia whipped up another south to east-southeast swell that is expected to arrive later Monday around moderate levels. The combination of these two swells should increase the odds for larger surf. Although there was a few weak lows in the North Pacific last week none were strong enough to offer anything more than tiny ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 3rd, 2014

0-3 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 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); })(); Aside from a tiny short-period swell out of the north, there is little to no swell to mention around the island. Our next chance for any summer swell won't come until Thursday, but it will likely only reach small levels or slightly higher at the better breaks. This surf should be a bit higher along the northeast and east shores lasting for a few more days. A low pushing up the Tasman Sea is sending a southwesterly swell toward the north-northeast and it is modeled to hold together through the end of the week. Models show the low passing the north islands of New Zealand Friday, weakening and then drifting toward the east. Much of this energy will be blocked by Fiji, Samoa and their neighbors. We may see a southwest swell arriving around Wednesday or Thursday of next week, but Maui typically sees no swell out of this direction due to island shadowing by Kaho`olawe. Looking further into the forecast models, a broad area of low pressure is expected to build in the central South Pacific early next week which has potential for pushing a good south swell in our direction. Stay ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 1st, 2014

0-3 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 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); })(); Aside from a tiny short-period swell out of the north, there is little to no swell to mention around the island. Our next chance for any summer swell won't come until Thursday, but it will likely only reach small levels or slightly higher at the better breaks. This surf should be a bit higher along the northeast and east shores lasting for a few more days. A low pushing up the Tasman Sea is sending a southwesterly swell toward the north-northeast and it is modeled to hold together through the end of the week. Models show the low passing the north islands of New Zealand Friday, weakening and then drifting toward the east. Much of this energy will be blocked by Fiji, Samoa and their neighbors. We may see a southwest swell arriving around Wednesday or Thursday of next week, but Maui typically sees no swell out of this direction due to island shadowing by Kaho`olawe. Looking further into the forecast models, a broad area of low pressure is expected to build in the central South Pacific early next week which has potential for pushing a good south swell in our direction. Stay ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 27th, 2014

1-4 foot 0-3 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); })(); Select south facing shores should still see waist-chest high surf today and an occasional head-high set is even possible at the best locations. This energy will be dropping into the weekend. A minor northwest swell will continue to offer tiny surf along our north shores through much of the weekend, but don't expect much. At this point, we'll take any surf we can get. There isn't much to discuss in the forecast either, although a series of very weak lows west-northwest of the islands may push in some tiny background swell along the north shores through the period. The South Pacific is quite a mess and there are no swell-producing storms expected any time soon. The long-range models do show more activity near New Zealand around the end of next week, but it is not looking very promising at the moment. More details to come, but in the meantime we'll have to settle for tiny and sloppy bumps. South facing shores should come in around 1-4 foot or slightly higher at the best exposed breaks. East and northeast facing shores should see windswell around 1-4 foot if we're lucky. North and northwest facing shores ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 23rd, 2014

1-3 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 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); })(); Very small surf is about all there will be out there today and Tuesday until a minor south swell arrives Wednesday. This new swell will be out of the south-southwest and could reach into the moderate range at the better exposed breaks, lasting for several days. Small east-northeasterly tradeswell may offer waist to occasionally chest-high but sloppy windswell over the next few days, but local tradewinds will likely shred the conditions up. Otherwise the north shores will remain overall flat with no swell to mention. A tiny to small northwest swell is possible Friday evening into the weekend, but let's not set our hopes too high as the distance this swell travelled is long and the source was rather unimpressive. This low is approaching the dateline and will slowly drift toward the Gulf of Alaska over the next few days, aiming some fetch in our direction. The South Pacific has gone back into a pattern that is not conducive to sending swell toward Hawai`i. Pray for surf, because this summer stinks so far, and the flatness will continue to plague the islands. Windswell along the east and northeast facing shores may come in around ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 19th, 2014

0-4 foot 0-3 foot 0-3 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); })(); The combination of minor easterly swell from hurricane Cristina and moderate east-northeasterly windswell should continue around 2-5 foot today, potentially wrapping into select north and south shore areas if we're lucky and you know where to look. This energy is on the way down and will be smaller Friday, fading into the weekend. There isn't much action expected over the next several days aside from minor windswell. Tiny southeasterly swell may filter into select south shore breaks, but it should not be expected. Currently, a fairly decent low is pushing into our favored swell window just southeast of New Zealand and it is aiming quite nicely in our direction. The peak winds associated with this low are going to be rather close to the New Zealand coastline, but plenty energy will come our way. A second smaller low is forecast to follow closely behind over the weekend which should help to extend the swell a day or two. This south-southwest swell is expected to arrive around next Thursday, possibly as early as Wednesday evening. It's difficult to predict the size, but it is likely that it will reach close to or just ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 15th, 2014

1-4 foot 0-2 foot 0-2 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); })(); Not much more than east-northeasterly windswell should be expected today, around waist-should high levels at the better locations, possibly a bit higher from time to time. Breezy local winds will produce sloppy and choppy conditions though, so don't be surprised if it's not too good out there. Select north shore breaks could see chest-high windswell wrapping in as well, but there are no groundswells to mention and most breaks will stay flat and choppy. There are no south swells to mention either, so our summer shores will remain near flat too. We may see a little long-period bump out of the east beginning Monday due to Hurrican Cristina produced last week, but we shouldn't expect much. The South Pacific remains in a zonal west to east pattern which is not good for sending energy in our direction. Not much more than background swell should be expected through the week, but we may be able to pick up a little something out of the southeast due to tradewinds in the southeastern Pacific last week. The long-range models continue to hint toward the possibility of a swell producing storm pushing up along the eastern New ...

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