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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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Maui Surf Report for October 29th, 2016

3-5 foot 1-3 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); })(); A small long-period east swell produced by former East Pacific Hurricane Seymour, which may arrive in the islands later Saturday could linger through the weekend. In addition to this east swell, choppy surf remains elevated along east facing shores due to the strong trades. As a result, a High Surf Advisory remains in effect through Sunday afternoon for most east facing shores of the island chain. This High Surf Advisory will likely need to be extended into Monday. Small to moderate north and northwest swells are expected through Tuesday. Surf heights are forecast to remain below the High Surf Advisory criteria along north and west facing shores of the islands through early next week. The latest guidance from the Wave Watch III model continues to show a new long-period north-northwest swell will build on Wednesday, peak Wednesday night, then lower gradually on Thursday. A second north-northwest swell is expected to arrive late Thursday, peak Thursday night and early Friday, then lower gradually Friday night. As a result, surf heights may reach the High Surf Advisory criteria along some north and west facing shores of the smaller Hawaiian Islands from late Wednesday into Thursday, and ...

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Maui Surf Report for October 22nd, 2016

3-5+ foot 1-3 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); })(); Surf for east facing shores will continue to build today as the winds strengthen, with surf heights along east facing shores reaching advisory levels. Therefore, a High Surf Advisory is in effect for the east facing shores of most islands though Sunday. Elsewhere, there will be a series of small north to northwest swells through Monday, with a moderate west-northwest swell expected on Tuesday. A Gale Warning is in effect for the typically windy coastal waters around the Big Island and Maui through early Sunday morning as trade winds strengthen a bit more today. A Small Craft Advisory (SCA) continues for the rest of the coastal waters as well. The trades will gradually weaken Sunday through Wednesday, allowing the cancellation of the Gale Warning while the areal coverage of the SCA likely being pared back to the typically windy coastal waters around Maui county and the Big Island only. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.5 foot at 12:07 AM just after midnight, rising to a high of 2.2 foot at 8:42 AM this morning, then dropping to a low of 0.9 foot at 5:10 PM late this afternoon, before once again rising to a ...

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Maui Surf Report for October 8th, 2016

2-4 am | 5-10+ pm 1-3 am | 4-6+ pm 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 new northwest swell rose rapidly at buoy 51001 220 miles northwest of Kauai starting around 2:00 PM Friday afternoon. Forerunners from the swell reached Kauai and Oahu overnight but swell heights remain small. The swell is expected to peak Saturday evening, producing advisory level surf along north and west facing shores, then gradually subside. As that swell fades, a northwest swell generated from former Tropical Cyclone Chaba will arrive Monday, peak on Tuesday, then decline on Wednesday. The later swell will be a bit smaller and surf from that swell may not quite reach the advisory threshold. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through early Saturday morning for strong trade winds over the windy areas around the Big Island and Maui. This advisory will likely be extended through Sunday. Winds will likely subside ahead of the shower band moving over the area Monday. Winds speeds will rebound behind the shower band and will likely remain strong through the rest of next week. Tide Predictions Single high tide at Kahului will be 1.9 foot at 8:36 AM this morning. The sunrise was at 06:18 am this morning and will ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 25th, 2016

1-4 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); })(); Surf will be small through the next week. A series of mainly small pulses of south-southwesterly swell will continue to bring small surf to our south facing shores. A very small, relatively short-period northwest swell is already diminishing and this swell will fade Sunday. A new relatively short-period north-northwest swell is expected Monday and Tuesday, but resulting surf along north and exposed west facing shores will be small. Increasing trade winds will lead to gradually increasing windswell that will drive moderate short-period surf along east facing shores. A high pressure cell building to the distant northwest of the islands is bringing an increase in trade wind speeds, with wind speeds up to 25 knots in the Alenuihaha channel. With winds expected to increase further, a Small Craft Advisory (SCA) has been issued for the typically windy marine zones around the Big Island and Maui. The SCA is posted through Tuesday night, although it is expected that it will need to remain in place through much of the week. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.5 foot at 4:15 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 2.3 foot at 11:43 AM shortly before ...

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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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