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Maui Surf Report for April 30th, 2016

2-5 foot 1-3 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); })(); Small northwest swells will continue through this weekend, peaking at only waist to head-high levels. There will also be small short period north-northwest swells early next week, followed by a new small longer period west-northwest swell on Wednesday and Thursday. Expect a bump in surf heights along south facing shores from this weekend through early next week. A broad low southeast of New Zealand should provide us with a nice south swell arriving next weekend. Small windswell will also be found along the east and northeast facing shores through much of the forecast period. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.6 foot at 5:07 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 0.8 foot at 9:31 AM this morning, then dropping to a low of 0.5 foot at 2:38 PM early this afternoon, before once again rising to a high of 1.9 foot at 10:14 PM late this evening The sunrise was at 05:53 am this morning and will set at 06:51 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 23 days old, and is in a Last Quarter phase. The next Waning Crescent will occur at 7:31 PM on Friday, May 6th. Maui Weather .weatherbox { ...

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Maui Surf Report for April 23rd, 2016

3-5+ 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); })(); The current northwest swell will continue to lower through the weekend. Select north shore breaks may still see sets coming in at overhead levels, but most areas will only pull in waist- to chest-high surf. Small to moderate south-southwest swell may be found along select south shores with wave heights around waist- to chest-high levels. Small short-period surf may be found along windward coasts as well. Another small northwest swell is due in on Tuesday and Wednesday. Surf heights will remain well below advisory levels. Storms in the far southern hemisphere will continue to produce small background surf along south facing shores throughout the forecast period, and the easterly trades will continue to produce short period choppy surf along east facing shores. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 1.6 foot at 2:31 AM late last night, dropping to a low of -0.3 foot at 8:47 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 2.2 foot at 3:41 PM early this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.6 foot at 9:52 PM late this evening The sunrise was at 05:58 am this morning and will set at 06:49 pm this evening. The ...

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Maui Surf Report for April 16th, 2016

8-12+ foot 3-5+ 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); })(); A High Surf Advisory for most north and select exposed northwest facing shores is in effect through Saturday due to a long period northwest swell, with surf expected to diminish below advisory levels tonight as the swell gradually drops. A long period west-northwest swell is expected to arrive Tuesday, peaking Wednesday with peak surf heights near advisory levels along exposed north and select west facing shores before gradually diminishing Thursday and Friday. A small south swell is possible around Friday into the weekend. Seas are currently close to small craft advisory levels, due to the combination of the long period northwest swell and short period wind waves stirred up by the trade winds. A new high pressure system building north of the area Saturday evening and Sunday will bring increasing trade winds that will necessitate the issuance of a small craft advisory for many zones from Saturday night through Sunday night. Latest guidance indicates that advisory leve winds are possible in the windier areas around Maui and the Big Island for much of the upcoming week. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.4 foot at 6:22 AM early this morning, rising to a ...

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Maui Surf Report for April 9th, 2016

3-5+ foot 1-4 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); })(); Leftover shorter-period surf may still be found along select north shore breaks but overall wave heights will remain small Saturday. A pair of northwest swells will arrive through early next week, and are expected to produce advisory level surf along exposed north and west shores. The first is expected to arrive Saturday evening and will peak Sunday, while the second is expected to build overnight Monday evening and will peak Tuesday. A high surf advisory will likely be issued later Saturday for impacts associated with the first swell. Another northwest swell, with peak heights near advisory levels, is possible next weekend. Strong trade winds through the week will lead to short-period windswell along east facing shores that are expected to become large enough by mid-week to result in advisory level surf through at least the end of the week. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 1.7 foot at 3:19 AM late last night, dropping to a low of -0.4 foot at 9:37 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 2.3 foot at 4:31 PM late this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.5 foot at 10:43 PM late this ...

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Maui Surf Report for April 2nd, 2016

3-5 foot 1-3 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); })(); Increasing trades through Sunday will generate choppy surf along east facing shores, while breezy trade winds by the middle of next week due to a stronger high passing north of the area will also bring an increase of choppy surf along east facing shores. Surf heights along east facing shores are expected to remain below advisory levels through the period. A series of small northerly and background south-southwest swells will generate small surf along north and south facing shores through the period. Strengthening trade winds in the next couple of days will bring advisory level winds to the typically windy coastal waters around Maui and the Big Island Saturday and Sunday. Conditions will improve on Monday as a cold front approaches from the northwest, with diminishing winds across the marine area. Strong north to northeast winds expected behind the cold front by the middle of next week will lead to the return of small craft advisory level winds across a good portion of the coastal waters. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.6 foot at 6:25 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 1.0 foot at 11:08 AM shortly before noon, then dropping ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 26th, 2016

2-5 foot 1-3 foot 1-3 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); })(); Fading north-northwest swell may still offer sets near head-high levels at the better exposed north shore breaks, but most areas will see smaller surf. Another small north-northwest swell should fill in Sunday but will most likely not reach much more than head-high levels at its peak. However, an upper trough and ample moisture will help sustain the active weather pattern affecting Hawai`i, likely ending by Saturday morning. Thunderstorms will bring a chance for heavy rains, reduced visibilities, strong gusty winds, lightning, and hail to some areas. Looking forward, an extra-large northwest swell is expected to arrive overnight Monday into Tuesday, peaking near or potentially exceeding warning levels into Wednesday. Tiny background swell may be found along select south shore breaks over the weekend, but don't expect much. A small to moderate long-period south swell is expected to arrive Tuesday into Wednesday which may reach chest-high levels. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 1.7 foot at 3:31 AM late last night, dropping to a low of 0.0 foot at 9:49 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 1.9 foot at 4:27 PM late this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 19th, 2016

10-15+ foot 5-8 foot 1-4 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 issued a High Surf Warning for north facing shores of Maui, effective through 6:00 pm Saturday evening at which time it will be downgraded to a High Surf Advisory. The better exposed north shore breaks should still see surf in the double- to triple-overhead range while lesser exposed breaks come in closer to head-high to double-overhead levels. A new northwest swell is expected to arrive Saturday which will keep this action going through Sunday before dropping through the beginning of the upcoming work-week. Although we may see minor surf through next week, nothing significant is expected. Small south-southwesterly swells may continue over the weekend and there is potential for more minor south swells through the rest of the forecast period. Hazardous ocean conditions will persist over the weekend due to a combination of moderate to strong northeast to east winds south of high pressure passing to the north and northwest of the islands. As a result, the small craft advisory will remain in place through the weekend. Winds and seas will trend down through the upcoming week beginning Monday as the north and northwest swells ease and a ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 12th, 2016

4-7+ foot 2-5 foot 0-3 foot 4-8 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 current north-northwest swell combined with the wind swell continues to produce relatively rough conditions along many north facing shorelines and reefs across the state. This north-northwest swell will gradually diminish today, but a longer period north- northwest swell is forecast to spread down the island chain later today. The arrival of this swell, which is forecast to peak Sunday, will likely produce surf reaching the high surf advisory criteria along north and west facing shores of Kauai and Niihau, and north facing shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui from late tonight into Sunday. Note that this swell may also have enough of a northerly component to produce light to moderate surges in Kahului and Hilo harbors. Long range models indicate strong cyclogenesis may occur due north of the islands around the middle of next week. If this were to occur, surf would likely reach may approach the high surf warning criteria along most north facing shores from Wednesday night through Thursday. This swell may also pose a greater threat of more significant surges in the north facing harbors from Wednesday night into Friday. Trade winds remain sufficiently strong to produce gale force winds ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 27th, 2016

15++ foot 5-8+ 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); })(); The current northwest swell will keep decreasing today with a High Surf Advisory in effect for most north and west facing shores through today. Surf heights are expected to drop below advisory levels early this evening before increasing again later Saturday evening and into early Sunday morning as the next swell arrives. This new northwest swell will peak during the day Sunday. Yet another large northwest swell is expected to reach the islands Monday night with its expected peak late Tuesday. This large surf will continue through the upcoming week and there seems to be no end in sight as the forecast models show even more surf developing later in the week. If all goes well, another large to potentially extra-large northwest swell arriving over the weekend. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 1.8 foot at 4:31 AM early this morning, dropping to a low of 0.2 foot at 11:03 AM shortly before noon, then rising to a high of 1.6 foot at 5:28 PM late this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.8 foot at 11:02 PM shortly before midnight The sunrise was at 06:45 am this morning and will set ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 20th, 2016

4-6+ foot 2-4+ 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); })(); A storm system is currently some 1700 miles northwest of Kauai. This system is generating a very large swell aimed at the Hawaiian islands. The swell is expected to reach Kauai Sunday afternoon and spread down the chain during the rest of Sunday night and Monday morning. It is a very large swell at around 22 feet and 17 seconds period which translates to surf heights of 40 to 50 feet along north facing shores. This energy should reach Maui early Monday, peaking through the day with a slow decline through mid-week. Another similar sized swell is forecast to arrive overnight Wednesday into Thursday, keeping the action going through the rest of the week. A High Surf Warning for north and west shores is expected to be issued sometime later Saturday or early Sunday. Strong onshore westerly winds will likely make ocean conditions rough and choppy, however. A small craft advisory is expected to be raised for most of the marine zones as early as Saturday not only for the building seas but the winds as well. More than likely, this advisory will eventually cover all marine zones except Ma`alaea Bay. The forecast ...

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