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Maui Surf Report for June 25th, 2016

2-5 foot 1-3 foot 2-5 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); })(); South-southwesterly swell will continue to slowly decline in energy along our south facing shores, with waist-high surf likely in some areas. Shadowing from Kaho`olawe will keep many breaks flat to small though. A second smaller, long period south swell is expected to arrive late Sunday, bringing below advisory level surf through the middle of the week. Elevated surf along windward facing shores will continue due to short period trade wind swell. These surf heights are expected to remain below advisory levels, potentially breaking around waist-chest high levels at select locations. Locally strong trade winds will continue to affect portions of the typically windier waters around Maui County as per current land-based mesonet data, and a Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for those areas through Saturday afternoon. Winds will increase tonight across the northern half of the state, namely around Kauai and Oahu, as a weak trough rides by. These winds are expected to approach small craft advisory levels, and these areas will need to be closely monitored throughout the next 24 hours. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.6 foot at 12:49 AM just after midnight, rising to a high of 1.1 foot ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 18th, 2016

0-3 foot 0-2 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); })(); Fading south swell may still offer knee-waist high surf at select south shore breaks with a potential higher set possible from time to time. Latest near shore buoy observations show that trade wind-driven seas have diminished to the point that the high surf advisory for east facing shores is no longer needed, and the advisory has been cancelled. Potential for high surf along east facing shores will increase again after Wednesday as the upstream fetch of trade winds increases. A series of long-period swells from the south will produce surf near seasonal averages along south facing shores through the next week, with surf expected to remain below advisory levels. A small short-period north-northeast swell is possible around the middle of next week, likely delivering little in the way of surf. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 1.4 foot at 12:21 AM just after midnight, dropping to a low of -0.3 foot at 6:54 AM early this morning, then rising to a high of 2.4 foot at 2:16 PM early this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.8 foot at 8:38 PM early this evening The sunrise was at 05:44 am this morning ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 11th, 2016

0-3 foot 0-2 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); })(); A high surf advisory is in effect for south facing shores of all islands, as swells generated in the South Pacific last week continue to build in island waters. Some south shore breaks may see sets occasionally reaching several feet overhead. Latest spectral data from the buoys at Barbers Point and Lanai continue to indicate values near those that are typically associated with south shore high surf events historically. Elevated surf is expected to continue through Tuesday, and an extension in time may be required for the advisory. As trade winds strengthen early next week, expect an increase in the choppy wind-driven waves along east facing shores. Peak surf heights are expected to approach the high surf advisory threshold along the east facing shores as well. Trade winds are locally breezy, but are currently below small craft advisory (SCA) speeds. Strong high pressure building far north of the area Sunday night and Monday will require a SCA for at least windy areas around Maui and the Big Island, and potentially other zones as well. This will remain the case for most of next week. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.6 foot at 2:48 ...

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Maui Surf Report for May 28th, 2016

0-3 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); })(); Mostly flat to tiny conditions are expected through the weekend under only moderate winds. The tradewinds are forecast to rebuild early next week and may reach small craft advisory level over the coastal waters around Maui by midweek, potentially building a small to moderate choppy windswell. Small swells from the south and northwest are due through the weekend but will not amount to much. A south-southwest swell building next Wednesday could push south shore surf to near advisory levels in the second half of next week. An out-of-season north swell should arrive Monday, but wave heights won't reach much better then chest-high to possibly head-high levels at its peak. We'll take anything we can get at this point though. The region southeast of New Zealand is currently active and will continue to see a lot of storm activity through much of the upcoming week. This should send two additional swells toward our south shores, arriving around Friday and another around Sunday. Both of these swells will be out of the south to south-southeast. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 1.5 foot at 1:05 AM late last night, dropping to a low of -0.7 foot ...

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Maui Surf Report for May 28th, 2016

0-3 foot 0-2 foot 2-4 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 long-period south swell is holding around 2 ft at the local buoys this morning. Peak wave periods associated with this source, however, are slowly trending down into the 14 to 15 second band. This source will likely hold through a good portion of the day today before easing further through the remainder of the weekend. A small northwest (320 degrees) swell is forecast to fill in later on Sunday, peak on Monday, then gradually fade Tuesday and Wednesday. As this northerly source fades, another small southerly swell is forecast to fill in late Tuesday and Tuesday night and persist through the mid-week period. Winds will remain light through the remainder of the weekend due to a weak trough located northwest of Kauai. This will translate to light offshore flow through the late night and early morning hours at the area beaches and nearshore locations, before shifting to onshore through the late morning and afternoon periods as the sea breeze develops and pushes ashore. Elsewhere across the marine areas...light southeast winds will persist into Sunday before shifting to northeast as a weak boundary pushes east across the state and high pressure builds ...

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Maui Surf Report for May 21st, 2016

0-2 foot 0-2 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 surf will remain below advisory levels on all shores through the forecast period. The current small south and south-southwest swell is fading and will drop into the weekend only offering surf around waist-high or smaller levels, although select areas may see slightly better size. Another small southwest swell is possible around mid-week, but this energy is coming out of the Tasman Sea and will be heavily shadowed when it reaches Hawai`i's shores. Short period waist-high windswell along east facing shores will continue into next week, with the largest surf expected during the weekend. Trades will increase further on Saturday, and the small craft advisory may be expanded to additional marine zones over the weekend. A slow decrease in winds is expected next week. The surf will be rather small through most of the forecast period. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 1.5 foot at 1:28 AM late last night, dropping to a low of -0.4 foot at 7:50 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 2.4 foot at 2:59 PM early this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.7 foot at 9:16 PM late this evening The sunrise was ...

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Maui Surf Report for May 14th, 2016

2-5 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); })(); A small, long-period northwest swell will continue through Sunday, with peak surf heights well below advisory levels, only coming in around waist- to head-high levels at best. South facing shores will continue to see small, long- period swells through most of the next week, with the potential for a small increase from the south-southwest around mid-week. It is worth noting that the source of this swell is a low in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand, which typically reduces confidence in the arrival time as the swell must pass through numerous island groups. Otherwise, short-period wind waves will increase as trade winds strengthen early next week, bringing an increase in wave heights along east facing shores. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.5 foot at 5:00 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 1.0 foot at 10:53 AM this morning, then dropping to a low of 0.8 foot at 3:23 PM early this afternoon, before once again rising to a high of 1.7 foot at 10:15 PM late this evening The sunrise was at 05:46 am this morning and will set at 06:57 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 8 ...

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Maui Surf Report for May 7th, 2016

4-6 foot 2-4 foot 4-7 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 National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory in effect through 6am Sunday morning for Hawai`i's south facing shores due to a long period south swell peaking Saturday. Latest buoy observations indicate that this long period south swell is running slightly above wave watch guidance. This is expected to result in advisory level surf along south facing shores Saturday overnight into Sunday. This swell will then slowly subside through early next week. A relatively short-period north-northwest swell is expected to build Saturday as well. This swell will persist into the upcoming week as the direction gradually shifts from the north, due to a persistent but relatively weak surface low to the distant north-northeast. Peak surf heights along north facing shores are expected to remain below advisory levels. High pressure building well northwest of the islands is expected to push a front down the island chain, bringing increasing north-northeasterly winds in its wake. Winds may also strengthen enough to support the issuance of a small craft advisory in the typically windier waters around Maui and the Big Island on Sunday. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 1.6 foot at 2:13 AM late last ...

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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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