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Maui Surf Report for February 18th, 2017

3-5+ foot 1-3 foot 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 current northwest swell will continue to subside through Saturday. Another large northwest swell is expected Saturday night, most likely triggering high surf advisories for the north and west facing shores for most of the isles. This swell will be supported by a small to moderate size north swell that may prompt another high surf advisory for the east facing shores with a northern exposure, possibly Sunday. This series of northwest swells will begin to subside Monday. A new long-period northwest swell is anticipated to arrive Wednesday, potentially reaching advisory levels. This swell should persist through Thursday night. Along with this swell, a short period northeast swell from a low pressure area forecast to form north of the islands may impact the state during the second half of week. This swell may prolong the advisories for the east facing shores. Additionally, the east facing shores will see rough and choppy seas caused by the strong and blustery tradewinds. A front will reach the islands Saturday afternoon and clear the area by Sunday night. High pressure building in behind the boundary will strengthen north and northeast winds. Small craft advisories (SCAs) will be issued as ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 11th, 2017

4-6+ foot 1-4 foot 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); })(); Conditions will continue to deteriorate across the Hawaiian waters as a cold front moves into the area. Heavy showers that are currently impacting the northwest waters early Saturday morning will continue to shift eastward down the island chain through the day. A few embedded thunderstorms will be possible over the waters through this time. In addition to the deteriorating weather associated with the cold front, a moderate west-northwest swell associated with a storm-force low that developed east of Japan earlier this week will peak through the day Saturday, then steadily subside later in the evening through Sunday. This swell combined with advisory-level winds out of the southwest generating short-period/choppy seas locally will continue to generate rough conditions across the waters, which will persist through the evening before trending down. This swell will also continue to generate advisory-level surf along exposed north and west facing shores through Saturday. Conditions will steadily begin to improve as the front stalls and dissipates over the state and the west-northwest swell eases Sunday. Local winds are forecast to shift out of the west across the Kauai and Oahu waters behind the front at light to moderate speeds tonight, then ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 4th, 2017

6-10 foot 2-4+ foot 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); })(); A new northwest swell is expected to peak Saturday before lowering gradually Sunday. A High Surf Advisory is in effect for north and west facing shores of Niihau and Kauai and along north facing shores of Oahu Molokai and Maui through Saturday afternoon. Will keep an eye on the obs through the day today, but the Wavewatch III has a pretty good handle on this swell and expect it to slowly lower Saturday night and Sunday. A much larger, long period northwest swell is expected to arrive Sunday night, with an extended period of warning level surf likely through much of next week. The largest surf is expected Tuesday and Wednesday, before the swell lowers gradually Wednesday night through Friday. Strong southwest winds ahead of a cold front will combine with the large northwest swell to cause Small Craft Advisory conditions across some areas of the coastal waters as early as Sunday, expanding in coverage and lasting through early next week. The southwest winds ahead of the front will also cause an increase in short period, choppy surf along exposed south and west facing shores Sunday morning through Monday night, making for rough conditions. ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 28th, 2017

8-12+ foot 2-4+ foot 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); })(); There will be an abundant amount of surf across the area through the weekend and on through most of next week. A new large northwest swell will peak today, then lower gradually tonight and early Sunday. High end advisory level surf is expected along exposed shorelines with this new swell. A High Surf Advisory has been issued for north and west facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, and Molokai; and along north facing shores of Maui. A larger north northwest swell is expected to fill in Sunday, peak Sunday night and early Monday, then lower gradually later Monday and Monday night. Warning level surf is expected during the peak of the swell. A large north-northeast swell is expected to fill in Tuesday, peak Tuesday night and Wednesday, then lower gradually Thursday and Friday. Advisory level surf is expected with this swell. Also, a small to moderate size northwest swell is on tap for the Wednesday through Friday time period. Finally, an east swell will keep surf elevated on east facing shores, especially Sunday through Tuesday when heights may rise to near advisory level. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 2.6 foot at 3:19 AM ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 14th, 2017

10-15+ foot 1-3 foot 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); })(); The High Surf Warning has been extended through Saturday afternoon based on the latest observations from the offshore buoys northwest of the islands. The large west-northwest swell ended up coming in slightly later and a few feet larger (3 to 4 feet higher than expected at buoy 51101) than predicted at its peak around noon Friday (buoy recorded 19 ft at 19 seconds), which should correspond to low-end warning-level surf (18-25 ft faces) today as it slowly subsides. Some overwash onto vulnerable roadways can't be ruled out through this time, which will be most likely around and through the high tide cycles. A second round of large surf/seas will become a possibility next week at some point between late Tuesday night and Thursday in response to a large gale-to-storm force low that is expected to develop across the northwest Pacific over the weekend and early next week. Local winds are forecast to remain light through the weekend with land and sea breezes continuing each day as a ridge of high pressure remains near the islands. Moderate to fresh trades are forecast to gradually return next week as the ridge shifts farther north of ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 7th, 2017

5-8 foot 2-5 foot 0-3 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); })(); North-northeast swells produced by gales associated with a low pressure system far northeast of the islands will continue to provide surf through early next week. Surf from these swells will remain below the high surf advisory threshold along north and west facing shores, but will remain above the advisory threshold along east facing shores through Saturday evening. There is little to no swell to be found along south facing shores. Additional lows in the northwest Pacific may become more active by the middle of the week and there is the chance of advisory-level surf along north and west-facing shores by the end of the week. A surface ridge shifting southeast over the area will keep winds below the 25 kt Small Craft Advisory threshold through next week. Seas will remain below the 10 ft SCA threshold through most of that time, but northwest swells building during the second half of next week could produce seas approaching 10 ft. Tide Predictions tide at Kahului was foot at just after midnight, of foot at just after midnight, then of foot at just after midnight, before ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 31st, 2016

6-10 foot 4-6 foot 0-2 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); })(); The current north-northeast swell will continue to subside through Sunday with a new northeast swell expected to arrive Sunday night, peaking first thing Monday below advisory levels. The surf has continued to decline at all the nearshore buoys, but remain high enough to keep the High Surf Advisory for east facing shores this morning. Expect the seas to continue to decline Saturday, with surf falling below advisory levels for the east facing shores by midday. The winds settled a bit overnight, but are expected to have a little boost Saturday morning. Meanwhile the above mentioned swell will continue to decline with seas expected to drop below the 10 ft mark by midday. Winds are likely going to remain strong enough for a small craft advisory for some of the typically windier locations into Sunday. Another northwest swell is expected to arrive Tuesday, peaking below advisory levels Wednesday. Another more northerly swell is possible later in the week. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 2.6 foot at 4:09 AM early this morning, dropping to a low of 0.7 foot at 10:44 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 1.3 foot at 3:11 PM ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 24th, 2016

6-8+ foot 2-4 foot 0-3 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 northwest swell will continue to decline through Saturday. However, another large northwest swell is expected to arrive overnight, then peak Sunday night. Surf will potentially top out near warning levels along north and west facing shores. Another more moderate northwest swell is expected to arrive overnight Monday. A much smaller northwest swell should then arrive overnight Wednesday. Trade winds are expected to ramp up further from Sunday to Tuesday, and a Gale Watch remains in effect for this time period for the typical windy zones around Maui and the Big Island due to the wind acceleration around the islands. The winds, combined with an easterly swell, will boost surf to advisory level along east facing shores by Sunday and continue through at least Tuesday. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 2.0 foot at 12:42 AM just after midnight, dropping to a low of 1.1 foot at 6:41 AM early this morning, then rising to a high of 1.5 foot at 10:54 AM this morning, before once again dropping to a low of 0.0 foot at 5:45 PM late this afternoon The sunrise was at 06:59 am this morning and will set at 05:53 pm ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 17th, 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); })(); Surf along north and west facing shores will remain rough Saturday due to a combination of the large northwest swell and fresh to strong west and southwest winds. Surf should drop below warning levels by the afternoon period, but hold at or near the advisory threshold through the rest of the day. The advisory may need to be extended through Sunday if the expected reinforcing west-northwest swell fills in larger than anticipated late tonight into Sunday and will need to be monitored. Surf conditions along north and west facing shores should improve through this time Sunday as the winds shift to the southeast. This swell will ease Sunday night through Monday. Advisory-level surf will become a possibility once again by Wednesday as a new long-period northwest swell fills in Tuesday and peaks Wednesday. Surf along east facing shores will begin to build through the mid- week period due to fresh to strong trade winds developing locally and well upstream of the state and could near or reach advisory levels by Wednesday. Hazardous boating and beach conditions will continue today before improving later in the weekend and early next week due to a combination of ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 3rd, 2016

3-5+ foot 1-4 foot 1-3 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); })(); East facing shores remain under a High Surf Advisory through Saturday. Buoys exposed to the east swell continue to show seas near 10 feet, but seas and swell will gradually decrease tonight and Sunday as the upstream fetch weakens. A below average NW swell will continue to decrease through the weekend with surf heights still around head-high+ sets at the better breaks this morning. Minor south-southwest swell probably won't provide much action at all. The Small Craft Advisory for most waters will remain through today with seas remaining over 10 feet and some terrain enhanced winds accelerating southeast winds up to 25 kt. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 2.5 foot at 5:03 AM early this morning, dropping to a low of 1.0 foot at 11:57 AM shortly before noon, then rising to a high of 1.2 foot at 3:36 PM early this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.1 foot at 9:59 PM late this evening The sunrise was at 06:47 am this morning and will set at 05:45 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 4 days old, and is in a Waxing Crescent phase. The next First Quarter ...

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