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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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Maui Surf Report for November 26th, 2016

4-6 foot 1-4 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); })(); East facing shores will continue to experience advisory-level surf through the weekend. Surf is expected to ease slightly early next week in response to the winds trending down and shifting to the east-southeast. The High Surf Advisory for east facing shores has been extended through Sunday. The ongoing small northwest swell will gradually subside during the weekend. Another small northwest swell will arrive Sunday night and continue through early next week. Resulting surf along north and west facing shores will remain well below advisory levels through this time. Southern shores will see a slight increase in surf through the day Monday as a small long-period south-southwest swell fills in. The surf should remain below advisory levels through this time before easing Tuesday through the mid-week period. Gale conditions are likely to persist over the typically windier zones around Maui County and the Big Island, and the Gale Warning for those areas remains posted through Saturday. A Small Craft Advisory has been extended through Sunday for the remainder of the coastal waters. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 2.2 foot at 1:17 AM late last night, dropping to a low of 0.9 foot at 7:16 ...

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Maui Surf Report for November 19th, 2016

6-10 foot 4-6 foot 0-2 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 steadily trend down through the remainder of the weekend and should remain below advisory-levels each day through the week. Small northwest swells are expected Tuesday through Wednesday and Friday through Saturday. Recent activity across the Tasman Sea may result in a slight increase in surf along the southern shores by the mid-week period due to a small south-southwest swell. Another gale is forecast to setup southeast of New Zealand through the early portion of the upcoming week, which could translate to another small southerly source by the end of next weekend. Advisory-level conditions due to a combination of hazardous winds and seas are expected to continue through the weekend as high pressure builds north of the region in the wake of an old frontal boundary currently located over portions of the windward waters. The strongest winds will remain over the typically windier channel waters each day. Winds will near gale levels over these windier areas later in the upcoming week as strong high pressure builds north of the region in the wake of another front passing well north of the state. The latest model guidance remains ...

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Maui Surf Report for November 12th, 2016

8-12+ foot 4-7+ foot 0-2 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 effective through 6pm Saturday evening. We can expect a steady and slow decline of the current northwest swell throughout Saturday and the surf along affected shores will slowly subside today while still reaching advisory levels. Select breaks could still see some bombs rolling through from time to time. Surf heights should drop below advisory levels for all islands later Saturday. The next northwest swell associated with a storm-force low currently far north of the state near the Aleutians will arrive beginning Sunday, peaking Sunday night into early Monday morning, then gradually diminish through Tuesday. The best chance for warning-level surf for north and west facing shores of the smaller islands with this source will be from late Sunday through the early Monday. Light winds and subsiding seas will be short-lived as the next large northwest swell is expected on Sunday. Furthermore, trade winds are also expected to become rather robust by early next week. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 2.4 foot at 1:06 AM late last night, dropping to a low of 0.6 foot at 7:02 AM this morning, then rising to a ...

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Maui Surf Report for November 5th, 2016

10-15 foot 5-10 foot 0-2 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 north-northwest swell has subsided overnight according to buoy reports across the state. Therefore, the High Surf Advisory has been cancelled. This north-northwest swell will continue to gradually subside through Sunday night. Another larger north-northwest swell arriving Monday is expected to produce very large surf along most north and west facing shores of the island chain. As a result, a High Surf Warning will likely be required from Monday into Tuesday. This swell will gradually subside on Wednesday before the next very large north-northwest swell arrives late Wednesday night, and continues from Thursday into Friday. A Small Craft Advisory (SCA) remains in effect through this afternoon due to locally strong trades across the typically windy waters adjacent to the islands of Maui County and the Big Island. A scatterometer pass across the islands Friday evening confirmed that the trade winds remain strong across these waters. This SCA may need to be extended into Saturday evening for some waters, such as the Pailolo and Alenuihaha Channels and Maalaea Bay. However, trade wind speeds are expected to weaken by Sunday as the ridge north of the islands moves slowly south. Therefore, we may be able to ...

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