Surf Forecast Archive

Maui Surf Report for March 10th, 2011

Although Kaua`i is under a high surf advisory, Maui is unfortunately not seeing that size of surf. Still, our better surf breaks should be able to pull in sets in the 6-10 foot range dropping to head-high levels Friday and then seeing a slight reinforcement out of the north-northwest over the weekend. Upper West shores probably won't see to much more than 2-4 foot but some of the better exposed breaks may see larger sets. Windswell along our east and northeast facing shores may reach into the 2-5 foot range but the short-period slop won't be anything to get excited over. South facing shores will stay flat at only 0-2 foot. A larger north-northwest swell is expected to arrive Monday that should reach advisory levels. There will be no shortage of surf next week! 6-10 foot 2-4 foot 0-2 foot 2-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for March 10th-12th A series of northwest to north-northwest swells are expected to hit the islands through the forecast period, but the quick and zonal flow won't allow anything to grow much beyond advisory levels. Currently a gale pushing over the Aleutian Islands is aiming a fetch toward Hawai`i but the majority of the energy will miss the islands leaving us with more of an edge-pass when it arrives Saturday or Sunday. Wave heights should only be expected to rise to head-high levels, but some surf breaks may be able to ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 9th, 2011

Although the surf will start off on the flat to tiny side today, a new north-northwest swell is expected to arrive later in the day to pump things into the well-overhead range. With luck, the swell will hit before the sun goes down, but don't be surprised if it doesn't arrive until later tonight into Thursday. North and northwest facing shores should only be around 1-4 foot today with maybe a few larger sets possible at the best breaks, but if the swell hits early, we could see a rapid rise into the 6-10 foot range. Upper West shores should stay flat at only 0-2 foot, but also could rise into the 3-5 foot range if the swell hits early. Windswell along our east and northeast facing shores should stay small and choppy at only 1-3 foot and shouldn't be expected to change any time soon. Our south facing shores are flat as a lake at only 0-2 foot with no swell in sight. All is going well in the South Pacific for a southerly swell arriving around Wednesday... keep those fingers crossed. 1-4 foot am | 6-10?pm 0-2 foot am | 3-5?pm 0-2 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for March 7th-9th Far northwest of Hawai`i over the international dateline is a building low that is aiming its peak winds just to the northeast of Hawai`i. The models show this system setting up a decent ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 7th, 2011

Minor leftovers may still be found along our north and northeast facing shores today, but don't expect a lot. A new northwest swell may arrive today, but it will probably be so small it is hardly worth mentioning, but hopefully it will at least rise to chest high levels by the time it peaks. Our north facing shores may see surf around 2-4 foot today or slightly better at the best breaks, just keep in mind that the short-period leftovers won't have much power. Upper West shores will likely come in flat at 0-3 foot. Short-period northeast swell mixed with slopy windswell may offer poor surf in the 1-4 foot range along our east facing shores. The next chance for surf won't come until a new round of north-northwest swell arrives late Wednesday or early Thursday, hopefully peaking well overhead. Believe it or not, we may have a south swell in the not-to-distant future... details in the forecast below. 1-4 foot 0-3 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for March 7th-9th Far northwest of Hawai`i over the international dateline is a building low that is aiming its peak winds just to the northeast of Hawai`i. The models show this system setting up a decent fetch over the next few days as the jetstream directs it toward the east-southeast. If we are lucky, the resulting northwest swell will arrive Wednesday at moderate heights near double-overhead, ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 5th, 2011

Dropping surf won't offer much action today but there should still be some decent sets out there. North and northwest facing shores should be able to pull in surf around 2-5 foot out of the north-northwest and the best exposed breaks may see slightly larger sets. Upper West breaks probably won't be as lucky at only 1-3 foot. East facing shores will drop further but may still have a little left over in the 1-4 foot range but don't expect any power. The fading tiny southwest bump won't affect Maui much, if at all, only reaching around 0-3 foot. It doesn't look like we'll see much action over the next few days until a moderate north-northwest swell arrives Wednesday. We may see a tiny pulse from the northwest Tuesday, but the odds are pretty low. Another northwest is possible next Saturday. Keep praying for surf... 2-5 foot 1-3 foot 0-3 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for March 3rd - 5th The current west-northwest swell was generated near Japan last weekend and will be mostly blocked by our neighbor islands unfortunately, peaking today with slow fade into Friday. The north-northeast swell was generated by a gale in the Guld of Alaska and should also peak today and drop into Friday. An unimpressive low passed over the dateline yesterday and is now north-northwest of Hawai`i tracking toward the east-southeast as it passes by far to the north ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 3rd, 2011

A combination of swells will hit our north and northeast facing shores today as well as the possibility of some west facing shores. A moderate west-northwest swell combined with a smaller north-northeasterly swell should provide plenty surf along our winter shores today and Friday, reinforced by a more north-northwesterly swell over the weekend. North facing shores should see buidling surf into the 5-8+ foot range, potentially reaching well overhead levels at the best breaks. Upper West shores may see some action in the 4-6 foot range if we're lucky, but don't expect it. Our east and northeast facing shores should see surf in the

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Maui Surf Report for March 1st, 2011

The north-northeasterly swell will continue to provide surf along our north and northeast facing shores today combined with the smaller and fading west-northwest swell. Another larger round of west-northwest swell is expected to arrive Wednesday and could reach well-overhead levels when it peaks Thursday. Today, our north and northeast facing shores should be in the 4-6 foot range or slightly higher at the best locations. Upper West shores may pick up a little wrapping action in the 2-4 foot range as well. Select exposed east facing shores should continue around 3-5 foot and may see another slight reinforcement filling in around Thursday. There is no swell to mention along our south facing shores at only 0-2 foot. The close proximity of a low developing later this week will likely rough up the seas considerably... details in the weather forecast below. 4-6 foot 2-4 foot 0-2 foot 3-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 27th-March 1st Although we won't be seeing any great swells any time soon and we have to face the harsh reality that the season has long since peaked, it looks like we should see a few minor swells through the forecast period. Most notable is a low developing in the Gulf of Alaska that will be sending down another round of north-northeast swell arriving Thursday, coinciding with the arrival of another west-northwest to northwest swell. The combo of these two swells may result ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 27th, 2011

The flat to tiny surf conditions will continue today but a combination of a minor west-northwest and increasing energy out of the north-northeast should fill in later in the day into Monday, hopefully reaching head-high levels at the peak. North and northwest facing shores may start off closer to flat but will hopefully see a rise into the 1-4 foot range later today, potentially a little larger at the better breaks. Upper West shores will also stay near flat at only 0-3 foot but should see a rise later in the day. Windswell along our east facing shores will stay tiny at only 1-3 foot but will rise later in the day as the north-northeast swell arrives, possibly reaching overhead levels Monday. South facing shores have no swell to mention and will stay flat at only 0-2 foot. 1-4 foot 0-3 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 27th-29th Although we won't be seeing any great swells any time soon and we have to face the harsh reality that the season has long since peaked, it looks like we should see a few minor swells through the forecast period. Most notable is a low developing in the Gulf of Alaska that will be sending down another round of north-northeast swell arriving Thursday, coinciding with the arrival of another west-northwest to northwest swell. The combo of these two swells may result in poorer conditions ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 23rd, 2011

Only minor northwesterly swell is expected today at levels under head-high although some of the better breaks may see an occasionally decent set or two. This energy should become more northerly through the day while weakening into Thursday. Thankfully, there is a decent north-northeast swell expected Monday as well as a possible west-northwest arriving late Sunday. Details can be found below. North and northwest facing shores should come in around 3-5 foot today. Upper West shores probably won't see much action at only 1-3 foot, give or take a foot. Windswell along our east facing shores should stay around 1-4 foot without much power and is expected to stay at similar levels through the next several days. There is no swell to mention along our south facing shores as flat conditions continue around 0-2 foot. There is some hope in the forecast, but nothing significant is on the horizon. 3-5 foot 1-3 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 23rd-25th Overall, the North Pacific is still in pretty poor shape, mainly due to a more northerly than usual jetstream. This pattern has resulted in large eddies that have prevented any swell-producing lows from developing. A very strong low near the Kuril Islands tracked primarily toward the northeast into the Bering Sea and only aimed a short fetch toward Hawai`i. The extreme long distance this energy had to travel should greatly diminish any swell ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 20th, 2011

Not much action to speak of today as the entire island goes mostly flat. We may see a minor north-northwest swell arriving Monday but don't expect too much. Our north and northwest facing shores will stay tiny at only 1-4 foot at most breaks although a few stray sets may still be found at the better locations. Upper West shores should be near flat at only 0-3 foot. East facing shores may still pick up a little bump out of the north-northeast around 1-4 foot, but don't expect too much. South facing shores will stay flat at only 0-2 foot with no swell to speak of. Aside from a possible northwesterly edge-pass around the middle of the week, there isn't any surf on the horizon... start praying for surf. 1-3 foot 0-3 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 18-20th A weak low in the central North Pacific may be able to aim its winds somewhat toward Hawai`i which could provide us with a minor edge-pass arriving Monday from the northwest. If anything does show up on our winter shores, it would be small at best, so don't get excited over it. The jetstream will keep any significant swells from taking aim at our islands through the foreseeable future, but there is still a chance that we will see a few minor bumps through the period, ranging from the northwest to north-northeast. ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 18th, 2011

Rising surf along our east facing shores has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a High Surf Advisory for east facing shores due to surf near or above the 8 foot faces range. North facing shores could see surf in the 5-8 foot range, but we shouldn't be surprised if it is smaller. Upper West shores shouldn't see much action though, at only 0-3 foot. South facing shores may see a little bump around 0-3 foot out of the southwest, but don't expect it. Unfortunately, we aren't going to see anything exciting through much, if not all of the forecast period. Keep those fingers crossed... were going to need all the help we can get. 5-8 foot 0-3 foot 0-3 foot 5-8 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 18-20th A weak low in the central North Pacific may be able to aim its winds somewhat toward Hawai`i which could provide us with a minor edge-pass arriving Monday from the northwest. If anything does show up on our winter shores, it would be small at best, so don't get excited over it. The jetstream will keep any significant swells from taking aim at our islands through the foreseeable future, but there is still a chance that we will see a few minor bumps through the period, ranging from the northwest to north-northeast. Moderate tradewinds should rebuild later next week that will hopefully be strong enough ...

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