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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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Maui Surf Report for May 3rd, 2015

1-3 foot 0-2 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); })(); Moderate to fresh tradewinds both local and upstream will continue to provide short-period windswell along our east and northeast facing shores. Minor long-period south-southwest will continue to drop along our south facing shores but only reaching knee to waist-high levels at the better exposed breaks. A new and much large south-southwest swell is expected to arrive Tuesday and it will have the potential of reaching or even exceeding advisory levels at its peak. A tiny to small north swell is also expected to arrive Tuesday followed shortly behind by a longer-period north-northwest swell Thursday, but this second swell isn't expected to be much larger than the first. Today's Surf Summary East and northeast facing shores may offer sloppy windswell in the 2-4 foot range but don't expect much. North and northwest facing shores should remain flat to tiny at only 1-3 foot. Upper West shores will be completely flat at 0-2 foot. South facing shores may see tiny surf around 1-3 foot but it is fading out. Wind and Tide Information High tide at Kahului was 1.6 foot at 1:32 AM late last night, dropping to a low of -0.3 foot at 7:51 AM this morning, ...

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Maui Surf Report for April 25th, 2015

1-4 foot 0-3 foot 1-4 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); })(); Surf along east and south facing shores will continue to subside through the weekend. A larger north northwest swell is expected to arrive Sunday, building and shifting from the north Monday night. This swell should produce surf near or potentially above the advisory threshold along north facing shores by Monday morning, and could produce advisory-level surf along east facing shores Tuesday as the swell direction shifts out of the north northeast. Strong northeast winds will spread down the island chain from Kauai to the Big Island from Sunday night through Monday night which will rough up the surf conditions quite a bit. Minor south-southwest swell may linger through the weekend, but don't expect anything good. The models show an intensely strong storm developing far outside of our swell window in the southern hemisphere over the next several days, but this energy will be sent toward South America and possibly Tahiti. There is a slight chance that we could pick up a little something around Friday or Saturday thanks to angular spreading but let's not count on it. The long-term forecasts hints toward the potential for smaller surf with better odds developing southeast of ...

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Maui Surf Report for April 18th, 2015

2-5+ foot 1-4 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); })(); Strong trade winds will push surf to near advisory levels along east and northeast facing shores this weekend and early next week. Regardless of whether advisory criteria is met, surf will be rough along east facing shores for the next couple of days. The current northwest swell will continue to gradually diminish today, but a new small northwest swell is expected on Sunday, followed by a similarly-sized small northwest swell on Tuesday. A long-period south-southwest swell will begin to arrive late this weekend and peak around Tuesday, then slowly diminish through the week. Surf along south facing shores is expected to approach advisory levels during the peak of the swell but surf heights along Maui's south shores may not reach quite that high. Although nothing significant is expected through the forecast period, there should be plenty surf to play on through the week. Today's Surf Summary North and northwest facing shores should still offer surf in the 2-5+ foot range mixed with larger but rough windswell, rising into Sunday. Upper West shores may see smaller surf around 1-4 foot. East and northeast facing shores should have rising surf in the 3-5+ foot range building near ...

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Maui Surf Report for April 11th, 2015

1-4 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 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); })(); Choppy surf from waves already built by the winds will continue to affect east-facing shores, but heights should remain below the criteria for a high surf advisory as they decline. Small background swells from the south and northwest will produce small surf through the weekend. The forecast models are predicting a compact but strong storm developing far southeast of Kamchatka Sunday evening, and if all goes well it will produce a decent northwest swell that would arrive on Wednesday.. Wave heighs should build surf near or potentially above advisory levels, then lowering on Thursday into Friday. Looking to the southern hemisphere, a fetch is developing near Tasmania that will push a southwest swell in our direction. This energy should reach Hawai`i around next weekend, but this swell direction is heavily shadowed here on Maui, so don't expect too much. Looking further out, the area southeast and east of New Zealand should provide a better chance for surf development around mid-week, bringing the possibility for a south swell arriving about a week later. Today's Surf Summary Small to near moderate windswell should still be found along east and northeast facing shores over the weekend around 2-5 ...

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