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Maui Surf Report for August 1st, 2015

1-4 foot 0-3 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); })(); Windswell out of the east-northeast will continue to provide small to moderate but sloppy surf along our east and northeast facing shores. Fading south-southwest swell may be found along select south facing shores as a new small south swell arrives. However, wave heights should not exceed waist-high levels, so don't expect much action. Hurrican Guillermo continues to churn out a large easterly swell that should reach our windward shores late Sunday or more likely Monday, quite possibly triggering a high surf advisory. Moderate to large surf should continue through the middle of the week, but the storm's track may bring it close to the islands which could greatly impact the quality of the surf. Another round of southwest swell is expected to arrive Monday through the middle of the week thanks to a strong low east of Tasmania last week, however, swell from this direction tends to be shadowed by Kaho`olawe. Another fetch set up east of New Zealand last Tuesday and although it was aimed fairly well in our direction, its swell is only expected to reach small to low-end moderate levels at best when it arrives Friday into the weekend. Today's Surf ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 25th, 2015

1-3 foot 0-2 foot 4-8+ 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 a pair of large south swells arriving over the weekend. The first of these swells will continue to build through Saturday, peaking sometime overnight into Sunday. We should see surf near head-high levels this morning with a rise to several feet overhead at the better exposed breaks. The best breaks may pull in larger sets from time to time if you know where to look. The second swell is expected to arrive Monday, reinforcing the then fading first swell around similar heights. Wave heights should remain elevated along south facing shores through early next week. A tiny to small east-northeast swell may offer weak short-period surf along the windward shores, but don't expect anything good. This series of south swells was generated by a strong storm near New Zealand last weekend that aimed a significant long fetch in our direction over several days. Another low developed southeast of New Zealand last Sunday, tracking toward the northeast and eventually merging with the first storm. We should continue to see surf through Wednesday. ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 18th, 2015

4-6+ foot 0-3 foot 2-4 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); })(); Surf along the east facing shores should get a fun litle bump from long period swells from northeast Pacific tropical cyclones Enrique and Dolores. The first swell to arrive will be a short-period swell out of the east which will be mostly weak and sloppy. This swell will soon be reinforced by a smaller but longer period swell shortly after. Another reinforcing longer period swell is expected to arrive late Sunday night. Yet another round of moderate sized short period swell is forecast to arrive Monday night and continuing into Tuesday. The combination of swells is not expected to reach advisory level for the east facing shores, but it should come close. A potentially large long period south swell is expected to arrive around Thursday or Friday beginning out of a more southwesterly direction and then becoming more southerly by Saturday thanks to a storm currently spinning up near and over New Zealand. The models forecast this storm to bomb in central pressure Monday in the area east of New Zealand with a very favorable fetch aimed in our direction. The resulting swell will likely exceed advisory levels at its peak. Today's Surf ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 11th, 2015

1-6 foot 0-2 foot 2-4 foot 4-7+ 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 is in effect for Maui's east facing shores through 6am Sunday morning. Minor leftovers from the northwest will be overshadowed by larger east-northeasterly windswell produced by former Tropical Storm Ela. Some north and east exposed breaks may receive surf at head-high to occasionally well overhead levels. A small mix of old south-southwest and a new southwest swell should be found in some areas along the south facing shores this weekend, and select areas may pull in some wrapping swell from Ela if you know where to look. Ela will pass by just to the north of the islands this weekend, weakening the local winds and ushering in very hot humid conditions. Activity in the south Tasman Sea last week sent up two minor southwest swells in our direction, but Maui is heavily blocked from this direction by Kaho`olawe and little energy is expected to reach our shores. However, we may see short-period surf filling in late Sunday, produced by tropical depression Two-C as it passes by to our south. We may pick up some additional swell out of the west beginning around Tuesday courtesy of Typhoon Nangka far ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 3rd, 2015

3-5 foot 1-4 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); })(); Fading leftovers out of the northwest may still provide surf in the knee-chest high range along select north facing shores today, but it is on the way down and out. Windswell out of the east is on the rise, potentially offering small and sloppy surf around waist-high. Leftover south-southwest swell may also be found at the better exposed south shore breaks. A new south-southwest swell is expected to arrive Saturday that could build to advisory levels at its peak, filling in to offer surf around waist-overhead levels, possibly larger at the best breaks. Yet another similar south-southwest swell is expected to arrive Monday. And finally, another small northwest swell is also expected to arrive Monday evening. The long-range models are hinting toward the development of a tropical system building far east-southeast of the islands around the middle of the upcoming week. Although it's way too early for any confidence, the models forecast this system could possibly pose a direct threat to the Hawaiian islands next weekend. stay tuned for updates through the week. Today's Surf Summary South facing shores may still offer small surf around 2-4 foot, rising near advisory levels over the second half ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 27th, 2015

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); })(); South facing shores should see a mix of fading swell out of the south-southwest as a new southwest swell tries to reach our shores. Surf from this direction is heavily shadowed, so don't expect much. Nothing more than tiny to small windswell out of the east-northeast should be expected along the east and northeast facing shores today, with wave heights barely reaching knee- to waist-high if we're lucky. These small south-southwest swells will maintain modest surf along Maui's south facing shores through most of this weekend, with surf declining to small background heights from Sunday night through Monday. Small to moderate reinforcing south southwest swell energy will likely produce a modest increase in surf along south facing shores of the state from Tuesday through Thursday. The light background trade wind flow will likely keep short period easterly windswell below typical summertime heights through early next week. Finally, a small out of season northwest swell is expected late next week thanks to a minor low near the dateline. The models show lots of promise in the area south and east of New Zealand later in the week that could potentially produce large south swells ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 13th, 2015

1-3 foot 0-2 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); })(); Although there is a little short-period northeasterly swell passing through the islands, surf heights are not expected to rise much more than waist to chest-high levels along our windward exposed shores. Surf from former Hurricane Bianca should be nearly gone if not already. Strong upstream winds have produced a larger mid-period windswell that should start to arrive overnight Monday to provide a little something to ride through the week, but don't expect much. We may see a small bump along our south facing shores Saturday produced by a strong but fast moving fetch near New Zealand last week. This won't amount to much and it will be rather short-lived, so again, don't expect much. Thankfully, a strong storm is currently building southeast of New Zealand and it is expected to send a fun-sized south-southwest to south swell toward Hawai`i with the potential to reach near advisory levels when it arrives next weekend. There are no other sources for surf to mention, although the long-range models do show some possibility for smaller south swell developing east-southeast of New Zealand over the second half of the upcoming week. Get it while it's here. Today's Surf Summary South ...

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Maui Surf Report for May 30th, 2015

1-3 foot 1-3 foot 2-4+ 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); })(); A large long-period south-southwest swell is expected to arrive as early as late Saturday but more likely overnight into Sunday, with surf heights likely reaching advisory levels or higher along our south facing shores at its peak. This swell should offer great surf through Tuesday with a gradual fade through Thursday. Be aware that this is looking to be the largest south swell of the season so far. Extreme tidal changes will also lead to locally strong currents. Although it is still a little too early to issue a high surf advisory, a marine weather statement has been issued to help increase awareness. Another smaller swell is forecast to arrive Thursday. Elsewhere, small and relatively short-period west-northwest swells are also expected to arrive over the next couple of days, which will bring in small surf along select north facing shores. Local winds are expected to remain light to moderate through the weekend and into early next week, but stronger trade winds are forecast later in the week around Maui and the Big Island. Looking further out, there isn't much happening in the North Pacific aside from a pair of hurricanes ...

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Maui Surf Report for May 23rd, 2015

2-5+ 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); })(); An extended run of south swell generated by several lows in the deep South Pacific over the last week will bring somewhat elevated surf to Maui's south facing shores for the next week. Surf heights are expected to remain below advisory levels for the bulk of the time but overlapping swells from Sunday into Tuesday could bring surf to near advisory levels along the best exposed south facing shores. A moderate north-northeast swell is expected to arrive on Sunday and linger through Monday, but relatively short swell periods should result in surf well below advisory levels on north facing shores. Otherwise, a couple of small swells from the north-northwest and west-northwest are expected over the weekend and early next week with surf heights well below advisory levels. A low currently southwest of New Zealand is tracking northeast toward the east coast of the southern island this weekend. Although initially the peak winds will be over land or too close to shore to really produce much swell, the models show this storm tracking to the east early next week while bombing in central pressure. The resulting winds should be able to produce a significant swell ...

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Maui Surf Report for May 9th, 2015

3-5+ foot 1-4+ foot 3-5+ foot 4-7 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 moderate south-southwest swell will continue to fill in over the weekend reaching near or just above head-high levels at the better breaks, occasionally higher at the best locations. This energy will slowly decrease while becoming more southerly, so expect more areas to open up through the weekend. The current north-northwest swell should maintain around head-high levels as well although some breaks could pull in well overhead sets. Persistant local and upstream tradewinds will keep the moderate but rough east-northeasterly windswell breaking along the east and northeast facing shores around head-high levels as well. All-in-all there will be plenty surf around the island this weekend, so get out there and find a good spot. The forecast models are hinting toward a low developing well east of Japan late in the weekend and then tracking directly toward Hawai`i over the first half of the upcoming week and then pushing toward the northeast as it approaches the international dateline. A west-northwest to northwest swell should develop that would reach our shores around Friday, most likely around the small to moderate range, lasting through most of the weekend. Minor background swell out of the south should ...

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