Surf Forecast Archive

Maui Surf Report for February 16th, 2011

We won't see all that much action today as the current north swell continues to drop, but a new north swell is expected to fill in later in the day and through the night. Our north facing shores may still have some fun-sized chest-slappers in the 2-4 foot range and possibly a rare larger set at the best breaks, but don't expect too much today. Upper West shores will probably stay near flat at 0-3 foot. Windswell along our east facing shores could still come in around 1-4 foot and should pick up some good sized surf tomorrow, possibly even requiring an advisory for surf near or over eight foot faces. Our south facing shores may see a little bump from the southwest around 0-4 foot but Kaho`olawe will block much of this energy. This minor swell should stick around for a few days though, so maybe we'll see a little. There isn't anything exciting on the charts for the long-range forecast, so get it while it's here! 2-4 foot 0-3 foot 0-4 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 14th-16th A broad low north-northeast of Hawai`i is filling much of the Gulf of Alaska and is continuing to send surf toward the south-southeast although most of this energy will miss us to the east. However, energy sent down earlier in its life will reach our shores in a series of two north to north-northeasterly ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 14th, 2011

Hau`oli Lâ o Lono-i-ke-aweawe-aloha! Happy day of love... share a wave today. The high surf advisory expired at 6am this morning and the surf will be far from those levels here on Maui today. The leftover north-northeasterly swell will continue at head-high levels though, and some larger sets may still be found. Conditions may still be rough though, so don't expect too much. North facing shores should see surf around 5-8 foot today, occasionally a little bit larger. Upper West shores will stay much smaller, but the better locations may see surf around 2-4 foot or a little better. Our east facing shores exposed to the north-northeast could see surf around 4-7 foot if we're lucky. This energy will fade through the day and into Tuesday. The next chance for action won't come until Wednesday when another north to north-northeast swell arrives, followed shortly after by a reinforcement Thursday, with a third and larger northwest swell arriving Friday. Our south shores could also see some small to moderate surf this Wednesday. Details below. 5-8 foot 2-4 foot 0-2 foot 4-7 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 14th-16th A broad low north-northeast of Hawai`i is filling much of the Gulf of Alaska and is continuing to send surf toward the south-southeast although most of this energy will miss us to the east. However, energy sent down earlier in its life will reach our shores in a series ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 12th, 2011

The National Weather Service has continued the High Surf Advisory through 6pm Sunday evening as energy from the north slowly increases into Sunday. Maui's north and northwest facing shores should rise into the 7-10+ foot range at many breaks, potentially higher at the best locations. Upper West shores may not see too much action at the usual breaks due to the swell direction, but some area may pick up surf in the 2-5+ foot range if we're lucky. Nothing out of the south is expected today so south facing shores should only come in around 0-2 foot. East facing shores may see some energy out of the northeast as well as some wrap from the north, with wave heights possibly in the 3-5 foot or slightly higher range. The surf forecast calls for a series of northerly swells through the upcoming week and likely a short-lived northwest around Friday. 7-10 foot 2-5+ foot 0-2 foot 3-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 10th-12th Low pressure developing just north-northwest of Kauai` today is expected to push a strong gale toward our north shores, but the close proximity of the source winds will result in a very rough episode arriving later Friday. But another low pressure system far north of Hawai`i should also provide a longer period swell arriving overnight Friday out of the north-northwest. The combination of these two sources should make things quite interesting and well-overhead ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 10th, 2011

Leftover surf from the north-northwest should still be found today along our north and northwest facing shores around 4-6 foot, although some breaks may see larger sets rolling in occasionally. Upper West shores probably won't see much more than 1-4 foot. A minor south swell should fill in around 1-4 foot today that could stick around for a couple of days but don't expect too much. East facing shores should stay around 1-3 foot with little windswell to mention. Another overhead north-northwest swell is expected to arrive Friday into the weekend but it will probably be rough and poorly formed. Although we aren't going to go flat anytime soon, there isn't much good surf on the horizon. 4-6 foot 1-4 foot 1-4 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 10th-12th Low pressure developing just north-northwest of Kauai` today is expected to push a strong gale toward our north shores, but the close proximity of the source winds will result in a very rough episode arriving later Friday. But another low pressure system far north of Hawai`i should also provide a longer period swell arriving overnight Friday out of the north-northwest. The combination of these two sources should make things quite interesting and well-overhead through much of the weekend. A Kamchatka storm is tracking toward the northeast into the Bering Sea and will aim very little swell in our direction. We may see a little edge-pass ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 8th, 2011

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for Maui's north facing shores, effective through 6pm this evening. While Kaua`i and O`ahu see surf well over 18 foot faces, Maui should see surf in the 10-15+ foot range along our outer reefs and better exposed breaks. The more protected breaks should still see surf well overhead. Upper West shores should pick up some action in the 4-7+ foot range at the better locations, and some spots could see much larger sets if you know where to look. Our south facing shores may see the beginnings of a small south swell around 0-4 foot later in the day, but don't expect much. Windswell along our east facing shores may be in the 1-4 foot range, but some breaks exposed to northwest wrap may see some larger sets. The current northwest swell will slowly drop over the next few days and a smaller, more northerly swell is expected around Saturday but it will probably be quite rough. 10-15+ foot 4-7+ foot 0-4 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 6th-8th Another low pressure system developed just west of the dateline, tracking east. This low is deepening northwest of Kaua`i and is expected to push a sizable swell toward our islands over the next couple of days. The first part of this swell should reach Hawaiian shores mid-day Monday and Maui in the afternoon, rapidly ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 6th, 2011

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's north shores, effective through 6pm this evening. The northwest swell will continue today and should provide our north and some northwest facing shores with surf in the 8-12 foot range, although the best exposed breaks could see larger sets rolling through. Upper West shores should see smaller surf in the 4-6 foot range, possibly better at the more exposed breaks. A tiny bump may rise into the 1-4 foot range along our south facing shores today, but the odds are pretty low as the direction is out of the southwest and Kaho`olawe will block most, if not all of this energy. Windswell alongour east facing shores should drop into the 0-3 foot range as the windswell fades away. Another large northwest swell is expected to arrive later Monday, possibly raising the warning flags. 8-12 foot 4-6 foot 1-4 foot 0-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 6th-8th Another low pressure system developed just west of the dateline, tracking east. This low is deepening northwest of Kaua`i and is expected to push a sizable swell toward our islands over the next couple of days. The first part of this swell should reach Hawaiian shores mid-day Monday and Maui in the afternoon, rapidly rising overnight as a secondary and larger swell train arrives. Unfortunately, the close proximity of the source low and its fetch will most ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 4th, 2011

Another much smaller northwesterly bump should keep the small surf going along our north and northwest facing shores today and into Saturday and an above advisory level west-northwest to northwest swell is expected to arrive Saturday. Our north and northwest facing shores should be in the 4-6+ foot range, nothing to get excited about, but plenty to have fun with. Upper West shores won't see too much action over 2-4 foot, but some of the better break may see a little extra bump. The tiny background swell from the south should be pau today and won't offer much, but some south facing shores could see tiny surf in the 0-3 foot range. East facing shores may see a little windswell action in the 1-4 foot range. 4-6+ foot 2-4 foot 0-3 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 2nd-4th A compact low just crossed over the dateline while aiming a fetch in our direction but it is rapidly tracking east and won't be able to generate anything too impressive. Regardless, we should see a fun-sized northwest swell arriving later Friday at well-overhead levels, probably shy of advisory heights though. A broader and more energetic low can be found between the previously mentioned low and Japan, and it is forecast to strengthen today and over the next several days while aiming a very nice and broad fetch in our direction. The resulting swell should reach Hawai`i ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 2nd, 2011

The High Surf Advisory posted by the National Weather Service continues today and is effective through 6pm Thursday evening for Maui's north facing shores. Maui probably won't see much surf at those levels although the best breaks may see a few good sized sets. Our north and some northwest facing shores should see surf in the 6-10+ foot range. Upper West shores may see some of this energy around 3-5 foot or slightly better at the best exposed locations. Windswell along our east facing shores should stay tiny at only 1-3 foot but some breaks may be able to pick up some wrapping northwest swell near head-high levels. A tiny bump from the south is trying to offer something along our south shores but it is doubtful anything will be worth paddling out for at only 0-2 foot. Another reinforcement from the northwest is expected Friday and a slightly larger northwest should fill in Sunday with no shortage of surf to follow next week. 6-10+ foot 3-5 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for February 2nd-4th A compact low just crossed over the dateline while aiming a fetch in our direction but it is rapidly tracking east and won't be able to generate anything too impressive. Regardless, we should see a fun-sized northwest swell arriving later Friday at well-overhead levels, probably shy of advisory heights though. A broader and more energetic low can be ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 31st, 2011

The arrival of a large new northwest swell has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a High Surf Warning for Maui's north facing shores, effective through 6am Tuesday morning. The close proximity of the swell source will result in a mix of long and short period swells making for rough, dangerous and unpredictable conditions. Use your better judgment before paddling out. Our north and northwest facing shores will have surf breaking in the 12-18+ foot range at the better exposed locations, closing out most breaks. Upper West shores should see smaller sets likely around the 6-10 foot range, but the best breaks could see much larger sets rolling through. Windswell along our east facing shores should remain on the tiny side around 1-4 foot, but some areas will likely see larger surf wrapping in from the northwest. South facing shores should stay close to flat at only 0-2 foot with no swell to mention. Another large northwest swell is expected around Thursday. 12-18+ foot 6-10 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for January 31st-February 1st The current northwest swell was produced by a gale forming near the dateline several days ago, continuing through the weekend and is now just a few hundred miles north of the islands tracking toward the east. Large and unruly surf is expected due to the closeness of the wind as a combination of short to long period wavelengths ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 30th, 2011

The swell will continue to drop today while swinging more from the northwest, offering 3-6 foot surf along our north and northwest facing shores, although the best locations may still see a few larger sets rolling through from time to time. Upper West shores may see a little bump around 1-3 foot, possibly higher at the best exposed breaks. South facing shores should be near flat at only 0-2 foot while east facing shores come in only around 0-3 foot. A large northwest swell is expected to arrive overnight into Monday which will easily reach advisory levels and may need the warning flags posted. The close proximity of its source will result in closely spaced sets and rough conditions. Another longer period northwest is expected to arrive Wednesday. 3-6 foot 1-3 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Forecast for January 27th-29th A strong gale set up Tuesday well east of Japan while aiming a fetch toward Hawai`i. The resulting west-northwest swell is expected to reach Hawai`i Friday afternoon and should reach advisory levels overnight. Of course, Maui will be heavily shadowed as usual, so we most likely won't see any action until Saturday. If you were lucky enough to find a good spot over the recent run of WNW swells, I would suggest checking there as this episode will be similar in direction, but not size. The source of this swell quickly raced off ...

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