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Maui Surf Report for September 18th, 2016

3-5 foot 1-4 foot 1-3 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); })(); The current northwest swell peaked at around 5 feet with a wave period of about 14 seconds earlier Sunday. The swell will continue to gradually decline from Sunday evening through Monday with no other significant northwest swells due through the end of the upcoming work week. The fresh to strong trade winds will maintain short period easterly seas of about 7 feet at 8 seconds through Sunday, followed by a decline during the work week. South facing shores will see mainly small south-southwest swells of 2 feet or less through Monday, with possible increase in swell energy Tuesday and Wednesday. A Small Craft Advisory (SCA) remains in effect for the typically windy waters adjacent to the Big Island and the islands of Maui County, in addition to the Kaiwi Channel and the waters north of Maui County, due to locally strong easterly trade winds. In addition, seas are forecast to be just below the sca threshold of 10 feet over waters exposed to the northwest swell through early Sunday morning. By Sunday, only the typically windy waters adjacent to the Big Island and the islands of Maui County are forecast to remain under the ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 10th, 2016

1-3 foot 1-2 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 south swell will diminish through the rest of the weekend. Small south and southwest swells are possible throughout next week. An early season small to moderate northwest swell is expected to arrive late Monday, and last through Thursday, bringing below advisory level surf for north and west facing shores. Winds and seas are expected to stay below advisory levels over the coastal waters through the rest of the weekend and into next week. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.6 foot at 2:32 AM late last night, rising to a high of 2.0 foot at 11:17 AM shortly before noon, then dropping to a low of 1.1 foot at 7:09 PM early this evening, before once again rising to a high of 1.1 foot at 9:22 PM late this evening The sunrise was at 06:11 am this morning and will set at 06:33 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 8 days old, and is in a Quarter phase. The next Waxing Gibbous will occur at 7:07 PM on Friday, September 16th. Maui Weather .weatherbox { margin: 10px 0 0 -10px; padding: 0; position: relative; width: 728px; height: 40px; background: transparent url(http://omaui.com/scripts/weather-2/images/weatherbg.png) repeat-x left center; ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 3rd, 2016

5-12+ foot 2-4+ foot 1-4 foot 10-15++ 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 for Maui's east facing shores. Surf along north facing shores may reach advisory levels as well. Dangerous and very high surf generated by Lester will be affecting the east facing shores of most islands tonight through Saturday. The surf will be peaking island by island through Saturday as this swell moves westward in tandem with Lester's movement. Surf for the north facing shores for the smaller islands will be reassessed if an advisory is needed. The surf will gradually diminish from east to west Saturday night and Sunday. Surf heights along south facing shores will see an uptick beginning Monday as a series of south swells are expected across the area next week. Winds and seas will be highly dependent on the track and intensity of Lester and will be highly variable from one location to another. The strongest winds will be near the center of the system but strong winds may occur well away from the center due to terrain effects. Winds and seas will gradually diminish after the passage of Lester. Moderate to locally strong trade winds are expected to spread ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 27th, 2016

0-3 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); })(); Overall, the surf around Maui will be flat to tiny at best. No significant swells are expected through the middle of next week, though surf along east facing shores will be slightly elevated due to the stronger trades. Winds and seas, as well as surf along east facing shores, will likely increase toward the middle and end of next week due to the possible effects from Tropical Cyclones Lester and Madeline. There is still quite a bit of uncertainty on the scenario as the situation is developing. A series of tiny to small south swells will attempt to reach our south shores throughout the forecast period and we may even see a small west swell around the end of the work-week. Locally breezy trade winds accelerating around the high terrain will keep the seas choppy and sloppythrough the weekend. Although these winds may briefly and slightly ease a little on Saturday, it is expected to increase a little Sunday and Monday. These wind speeds will remain high enough to warrant a small craft advisory through Sunday. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.2 foot at 4:29 AM early this morning, rising to a high ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 20th, 2016

0-3 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); })(); Trade winds will continue to produce short period choppy surf arond knee to waist-high levels along east facing shores through Saturday with a downward trend in heights early next week as winds diminish. Tiny north-northwest swell may be found at select north shore breaks but wave heights will be inconsistent and only around knee-high levels. Most breaks will stay closer to flat. A series of small southerly swells can be expected through the weekend and on into the middle of next week. No other significant swells are expected. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 1.9 foot at 3:30 AM late last night, dropping to a low of 0.1 foot at 9:28 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 2.5 foot at 4:02 PM late this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.3 foot at 10:27 PM late this evening The sunrise was at 06:05 am this morning and will set at 06:51 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 17 days old, and is in a Waning Gibbous phase. The next Last Quarter will occur at 3:44 AM on Thursday, August 25th. Maui Weather .weatherbox { margin: 10px 0 0 -10px; padding: ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 30th, 2016

1-3 foot 1-2 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); })(); Winds and seas are expected to remain below small craft advisory levels for the next few days as an upper-level low weakens the pressure gradient over the area. The trade winds will strengthen again by the middle of next week as the low moves off to the north. Small to moderate east-northeasterly windswell may provide something to ride along select windward shores around waist to maybe chest-high levels but it will likely be sloppy and choppy. Very small mix of old south-southwest swell and a new southwest swell will only provide tiny to small surf at select south shore breaks. There will be a series of small south swells into next week but surf will remain below the advisory level. Only small surf is expected along north and west facing shores. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was -0.2 foot at 5:37 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 2.5 foot at 1:11 PM early this afternoon, then dropping to a low of 0.9 foot at 7:45 PM early this evening, before once again rising to a high of 1.4 foot at 11:57 PM shortly before midnight The sunrise was at 05:58 am this ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 23rd, 2016

2-4+ foot 1-3+ foot 2-4+ foot 6-10+ 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); })(); As Tropical Storm Darby moves across Hawaiian offshore and near shore waters, strong winds and building seas can be expected. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for marine zones from the Kaiwi channel eastward, and a tropical storm watch is in effect for the waters around Oahu. Boaters in those waters should seek safe harbor and secure their craft. A small craft advisory is posted for the waters around Kauai not covered by the tropical watches and warnings. Near shore windward buoys show increasing seas, ranging from 10 to 13 feet as of 11 PM. Increasing winds and high seas will continue spreading westward through the remaining coastal waters into Saturday, then continue to affect the waters through Sunday. As Darby departs the area early next week, seas will diminish and the weather will trend back toward summertime normals, with a typical trade wind weather pattern becoming established by Tuesday. Swells associated with the captured fetch from Darby are already affecting the islands, and a high surf warning is in place for east facing shores of Maui and the Big Island, with a high surf advisory in place for exposed east facing shores of ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 2nd, 2016

1-3 foot 0-2 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); })(); Advisory-level surf will remain possible along the east facing beaches due to the strong trade winds, beginning as early as Saturday evening. Elsewhere, no significant surf is anticipated through the weekend. Looking ahead through the upcoming week, the latest wave model guidance has begun to reflect a small to moderate south swell by the end of next week in response to the recent gale located east of New Zealand. Although later observations at the buoys farther south across the Pacific will need to be monitored over the coming days, this southerly source will likely support near advisory-level surf along the south facing shores by next Friday. The current advisory and gale warning will remain in place through the day Saturday. Although the winds will begin to ease Sunday through the upcoming week, the Small Craft Advisory will likely be extended, mostly for the windier marine areas from the Pailolo Channel to the waters south of the Big Island. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was -0.5 foot at 6:34 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 2.7 foot at 2:00 PM early this afternoon, then dropping to a low of 0.8 foot at ...

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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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