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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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Maui Surf Report for January 17th, 2015

8-12+ foot 3-5 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 National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's north facing shores effective through 6pm Sunday evening. The surf may be below the advisory level Saturday morning along some north facing shores. However, a new and slightly larger swell will boost surf back above the advisory threshold later Saturday through Sunday. This energy will likely be heavily shadowed by our neighbor islands, so expect smaller surf west of Pa`ia. Another swell arriving Monday night will bring the surf back up near the advisory threshold Tuesday. A very large west northwest swell arriving Tuesday night is expected to produce surf well above warning levels. A strong low is developing off the eastern coast of Japan and it is expected to rapidly bomb in central pressure as it tracks toward the east-southeast, directing a long captured fetch aimed toward Hawai`i. This will be an event that most surfers will want to sit out or find a more protected break. The swell will also have more of a westerly component than our typical winter swells and may have a greater than normal impact along the west facing shores of the Big Island and ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 9th, 2015

5-8+ foot 3-5 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); })(); The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's north and northwest facing shores effective from 3pm Friday afternoon through 6pm Saturday. Currently we have overhead northwest surf along our winter shores left over from a previous swell. A new round of west-northwest to northwesterly swell is expected to arrive later in the day Friday, building close advisory levels at the better exposed locations. The westerly component will be heavily shadowed, but those who know where to look may be able to score some fun waves at select west exposed breaks. Monday should offer a larger northwest swell later in the day, likely reaching well above advisory levels and potentially flirting near warning levels. This one will also have a bit of a west-northwesterly component to it. Low pressure developed near the dateline earlier this week, packing near storm-force winds aiming a fetch toward Hawai`i over several days. This energy probably won't reach Maui until after sundown Friday but will build overnight to peak Saturday morning, reaching wave heights near or just below advisory levels of 15 foot faces. The North Pacific is expected to send a series of large ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 2nd, 2015

7-10 foot 5-8 foot 1-4++ 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); })(); Weather and wind advisories are in effect today and into Saturday due to a strong low approaching the islands which will bring strong and gusty winds and heavy rain to the state. Poor surf conditions should be expected. The front should reach Maui later this evening and through the night into Saturday morning, and local winds should be moderate through most of the day, so surfers may be able to find some decent surf along the north and northwest facing shores through the day. The current swell has peaked and what is leftover will be short- to mid-period and very raw and sloppy due to the close proximity of the gales that produced the swell. The approaching cold front will produce strong south-southwesterly winds which could produce a very sloppy moderate to near large windswell for our south facing shores. Saturday should offer a new upper-end small to moderate swell out of the northwest, produced by a low packing hurricane-force winds west of the dateline several days ago. This energy should peak overnight Saturday into Sunday morning with a slow fade into Monday likely. The bad news is that all of the local ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 26th, 2014

4-7 foot 3-5 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); })(); The current northwest swell will continue to drop while mixing with short- to mid-period windswell out of the northeast. A new upper-end small to low-end moderate northwest swell is expected to arrive this evening, building into Saturday with a slow fade into the upcoming week. Another similar sized northwest swell is forecast to arrive overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. The South Pacific has returned to a seasonally inactive state and no southerly swells are expected throughout the forecast period. Activity near the central Aleutian Islands has been sending a series of swells toward Hawai`i over the past week, the first of which will arrive Friday with moderate heights expected at its peak. Low pressure building north of the state will track toward the north-northeast, aiming only a short-lived fetch loosely in our driection. The resulting northerly swell may fill in over the weekend at minor levels. High pressure north-northeast of the islands continues to aim fresh to strong breezes in our direction resulting in moderate to near high windswell along our east and northeast facing shores. This windswell is expected to drop over the weekend. We should expect a slow down in winter surf ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 19th, 2014

8-12+ foot 5-8+ foot 2-4 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); })(); The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's north shores effective through 6pm Friday evening due to a large northwest swell producing surf approaching 15 foot on the face. Another larger northwest swell is expected to arrive Sunday and it will likely reach warning levels with a slow fade through the middle of the week. A fun sized south to south-southwest swell over the weekend should provide some fun sets at select breaks through the weekend and into the upcoming week. The current swell was produced as a deep low aimed a fetch of strong gales toward the islands, with a small area of hurricane-force winds embedded within. The system raced across the central North Pacific so we should expect the swell to fade rather quickly over the weekend. Further west, a large low pressure system bombed last Tuesday setting up a fetch of strong gales reaching near hurricane speeds aimed nicely toward the islands. The resulting swell is expected to arrive while we sleep Saturday into Sunday morning, beginning out of the west-northwest and then slowly shifting out of the northwest later Sunday and Monday. This will be ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 13th, 2014

8-12++ foot 8-12 foot 1-3 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 Advisory for Maui's north shores effective through 6pm Sunday evening. The swell is expected to rise through the evening into Sunday and the advisory may need to be upgraded to a warning. The north shores will come alive as another west-northwest to northwest swell arrives and builds to above advisory levels today. A fun-sized south swell is expected to arrive overnight to slowly fill in Sunday along select south facing shores. Some west facing shores could see larger than normal surf if you know where to look. The bad news is that strong winds howling over the islands will produce poor conditions at many breaks, and some areas could have gusts approaching 50 mph. This also means that we'll see rising windswell along the windward shores, which also may trigger a high surf advisory. A strong low pressure cell packing hurricane-force winds developed east of Japan last Wednesday and pushed a captured fetch out of the west-northwest and in our direction. The system tracked rather quickly toward the east-northeast while the fetch spread out, reaching just within 1000 miles from the islands and this ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 5th, 2014

8-12 foot 5-8+ foot 0-2 foot 5-8+ 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 National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's North and East facing shores effective through 6pm Friday evening due to a combination of elevated windswell along the east and northeast facing shores and an incoming northwest to north-northwest swell expected to build through the day. Wave heights along our winter shores should rise to double-overhead levels at the better exposed breaks with occasional higher sets at the best locations. The morning surf will likely stay smaller, so be patient as this new event fills in. Another much larger north-northwest swell is expected to arrive Sunday, potentially flirting near warning levels. South facing shores will stay seasonably flat with no swell to mention. The long-range forecast is hinting toward an out of season south swell developing early next week, more details to follow. Several rounds of good winter surf is on the way through the forecast period thanks to several low pressure cells within the North Pacific. The first of these lows pushed southeasterly from the central Aleutians earlier this week while aiming a fetch of near gales in our direction. This energy is expected to slowly fill in Friday, ...

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Maui Surf Report for November 29th, 2014

5-8++ foot 4-6+ foot 0-3 foot 5-8+ 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 National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's east facing shores, effective through 6pm Sunday evening due to a moderate to large windswell. A combination of this north-northeasterly windswell and northwest to north-northwesterly swell will continue to fill in along our winter shores with head-high surf expected at many breaks. Select exposed breaks could pull in sets a few feet overhead or even better if you know where to look. A new west-northwest to northwest swell is expected to arrive early this week to keep the action going into December. Although there isn't any south swell to mention, wrapping windswell could bring fun-sized surf to select south shores, if you know where to go. Low pressure northeast of the islands interacting with an area of strong high pressure north of the islands has produced a good fetch of gale-force winds aimed well toward Hawai`i over the past week. The low intensified on Thanksgiving Day which is providing the increase in wave heights Saturday into Sunday with a fairly quick drop in wave heights expected early in the week. However, the low is forecast to intensify once again later in ...

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