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Maui Surf Report for December 12th, 2010

Some leftover surf along our north and some northwest facing shores should still be found in the 3-5+ foot range today but don't expect too much size, power, or consistency on this fading swell. Exposed south facing shores should also continue to see some action today and through the next several days in the 1-4 foot range and the best exposed breaks may still see higher sets close to chest-high if you know where and when to look. Upper West breaks probably won't see much energy but a few select spots could see surf in the 1-4 foot range. There is still no windswell to mention but select east facing shores could still pick up a little bump wrapping in from the north around 2-4 foot. 3-5+ foot 1-4 foot 1-4 foot 2-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Continuing small surf along our north and northwest facing shores was produced by a fetch of sub-gale winds south of the Aleutian Islands over the middle of the week. Another low developing in the Gulf of Alaska over the next several days should be able to produce another round of small to low-end moderate swell arriving around the middle of the week. The typical storm track in the North Pacific is still more or less blocked and this pattern looks like it will continue for a while still. A low far to the west-northwest of the state should ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 10th, 2010

Small leftovers should still be found along our north and some northwest facing shores today but the action is definitely on the way down. Thankfully, a series of small to moderate south-southwest swells will fill in today and over the weekend. Our northwest facing shores should still pick up surf in the 4-7 foot range, and the best locations should still pull in some larger sets from time to time. Upper West breaks may also pull in some action around 2-4 foot, and again, some breaks may see slightly larger sets if we're lucky. The incoming south-southwesterly swell should offer 2-4 foot surf along our better exposed south shores, potentially higher at select breaks. Although nothing to get excited over, a series of small pulses should keep at least some action going through the weekend. Our east facing shores don't have any windswell but should continue to see fading swell out of the north at select breaks around 3-5 foot. The next chance for any northwest swell won't come until around Tuesday thanks to a messed up North Pacific. 4-7 foot 2-4 foot 2-4 foot 3-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast A severe gale set up in the Gulf of Alaska late last weekend as a low pressure system bombed, aiming a fairly decent long fetch toward Hawai`i. This energy has reached Hawaiian waters and should continue to build through the day to well above advisory levels ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 8th, 2010

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory effective through 6pm Thursday evening due to an incoming north swell rising well above the 15 foot criteria. The new north swell has arrived and increased overnight to offer surf along our north and northwest facing shores in the 10-15+ foot range, potentially exceeding triple-overhead at some of the better breaks. This energy will continue to rise until peaking later in the day with a slow fade through the next few days. Upper West shores should also get some action around 5-8 foot or higher at the best breaks. Despite a lack of windswell, many east facing shores should pick up wrapping swell from the north around 4-7 foot. Nothing more than weak and tiny background swell should be expected along our south facing shores at only 0-3 foot. A small to moderate south-southwest should reach our summer shores Friday into the weekend to help spread out the crowds. Unfortuntely, it looks like we're in for some kona weather... details below. 10-15+ foot 5-8 foot 0-3 foot 4-7 foot Extended Surf Forecast A severe gale set up in the Gulf of Alaska late last weekend as a low pressure system bombed, aiming a fairly decent long fetch toward Hawai`i. This energy has reached Hawaiian waters and should continue to build through the day to well above advisory levels and holding at those levels through Thursday. Another ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 7th, 2010

Although most shores will start off close to flat today, a new north-northwest swell arriving later in the day could pump in before the sun sets, ptentially reaching head high levels or better. This energy will swing more to the north and should build well above advisory levels Wednesday. North and northwest facing shores should start off around 1-4 foot this morning, and will hopefully rise into the 4-7 foot range later today and some breaks could pull in larger sets. Upper West shores will likely start off flat at only 0-2 foot, potentially building to 2-5 foot later in the day as well. Our east facing shores have weak energy coming in out of the north-northeast around 1-3 foot but select breaks may build into the 3-5 foot range later in the day due to wrapping NNW swell filtering in. Our south facing shores won't see much action aside from background swell around 0-3 foot. The surf should be plenty good this week along our winter shores, and it looks like we should see a moderate out-of-season south-southwest swell arriving Friday into the weekend. Get out and surf! 1-4 am : 4-7 pm 0-2 am : 2-5 pm 0-3 foot 1-3 am : 3-5 pm Extended Surf Forecast A low pressure system near the Kuril Islands set up a weak gale earlier in the week that was loosely aimed toward our islands which would arrive ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 5th, 2010

The sloppy and choppy east-northeasterly swell will continue to fade today and is expected to be pau by Monday as the tradewinds weaken. East facing shores should only reach into the 1-4 foot range today and won't offer much power. For the most part, the surf will be flat to near flat island-wide. North and northwest facing shores may be able to pick up a ripple around 0-4 foot but definitely should not be expected. Upper West shores won't see a thing above 0-2 foot and south facing shores shouldn't see anything more than tiny and weak background swell around 0-3 foot at best. A tiny ripple may appear at select northwest facing breaks today but is highly doubtful and probably wouldn't be worth the paddle out anyway. A new north-northwest swell should arrive late Monday into Tuesday and a larger north-nortwest to north swell is expected to fill in late Tuesday into Wednesday at well over advisory levels. Details below. 0-4 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast A low pressure system near the Kuril Islands set up a weak gale earlier in the week that was loosely aimed toward our islands which would arrive some time today at tiny levels along select northwest facing shores. The odds are low for any of this energy to survive the long journey, so don't expect much, if anything. This same system grew stronger Wednesday ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 2nd, 2010

The continuing short-period swell will shift more to the north-northeast today but should still offer sloppy surf along our north and northeast facing shores around head-high levels of 4-7 foot. A High Surf Advisory has been issued through 6pm Friday. Don't expect good conditions and you should have fun. Upper West shores probably won't pick much up over 1-3 foot. Our east facing shores will be the best bet with a combination of north-northeast and windswell out of the east-northeast offering slop and chop around 4-7 foot as well. Both of these sources should continue through the weekend. A tiny bump out of the south-southwest may be found at select exposed south facing shores around 0-3 foot as more of a background swell that should slowly fade into Saturday. Several unimpressive swell sources are forecast through the period but nothing significant is expected. Details below. 4-7 foot 1-3 foot 0-3 foot 4-7 foot Extended Surf Forecast An area of strong high pressure has set up well north of the islands that is cutting off the typical storm track and is pushing any potential swell-producers into the Bering Sea or over the Aleutian Islands as well as blocking any lower latitude sources. The high is expected to slowly drift to the east then southeast then south toward the islands through the weekend which should then allow more energy to take aim at our islands. Unfortunately, the jet ...

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Maui Surf Report for November 30th, 2010

The flat to tiny surf won't offer much fun today but a tiny short-period north-northwest swell is expected to arrive overnight with a slow and slight build through the rest of the week. North and northwest facing shores may be around 0-3 foot today, give or take a foot. Upper West shores probably won't see any action at only 0-2 foot. Windswell along our east facing shores may still be found in some locations around 1-4 foot but it is on the way down after a nice long run. Select south facing shores may see a tiny bit of background swell around 0-3 foot but most areas will stay flat. A minor round of short-period north-northwest swell should fill in by tomorrow morning but won't be anything to get excited about. 0-3 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast The strong upstream tradewinds are weakening but the resulting windswell should continue through the next few days with a slow fade through Tuesday. The North Pacific is not looking very good as far as the surf is concerned. A weak feature far to the north-northwest of the islands may be able to send down a minor swell that would arrive around Wednesday, but the majority of this energy will miss the Hawaiian islands well to the east while providing us with more of an edge pass. Most storm activity will be near Kamchatka heading ...

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Maui Surf Report for November 28th, 2010

Tiny to flat conditions will continue around most of the island today with exception to the fading windswell along our east facing shores. Tiny leftovers fromt he north-northwest may limp into select north and northwest facing shores today but only in the 1-3 foot range... hardly exciting. Upper West shores should be flat or close to it at only 0-2 foot. East facing shores should still see plenty windswell in the 3-5 foot range but it will slowly fade over the first half of the week. South facing shores will also come in nearly flat although some select breaks could pull in tiny background swell around 1-3 foot. Unfortunately, there are no real swells expected through the foreast period although there are some tiny to small swells on the horizon. 1-3 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot 3-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast The strong upstream tradewinds are weakening but the resulting windswell should continue through the next few days with a slow fade through Tuesday. The North Pacific is not looking very good as far as the surf is concerned. A weak feature far to the north-northwest of the islands may be able to send down a minor swell that would arrive around Wednesday, but the majority of this energy will miss the Hawaiian islands well to the east while providing us with more of an edge pass. Most storm activity will be near Kamchatka heading into ...

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Maui Surf Report for November 24th, 2010

No earthquakes yet today! A series of four tremors hit Hawai`i yesterday, the strongest measuring 4.7 centered just to the southeast of Kaho`olawe. A new northwest swell has arrived and should peak in the 4-7 foot range today along our north and northwest facing shores. The best locations could see slightly higher sets rolling through but the strong winds will really mess with the conditions so get on it early. Upper West breaks may see surf in the 2-5 foot if you know where to look. South facing shores may still see a little bump out of the south today around 1-3+ foot but don't expect much on this fading swell. The east and some northeast facing shores should continue to see some size with windswell in the 3-5+ foot range, potentially reaching overhead levels at the best exposed locations. This energy should stick around for several more days but is slowly on the way down. Nothing significant is on the horizon but there should be plenty small surf to play on over the next several days. 4-7 foot 2-5 foot 1-3+ foot 3-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast The current northwest swell was produced by a gale associated with a low pressure system that backtracked slowly toward the northwest late last week. The system shifted back toward the northeast over the weekend and was able to set up a minor fetch aimed toward Hawai`i. The ...

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Maui Surf Report for November 22nd, 2010

Our winter shores will continue to offer surf today at small to moderate overhead levels but this energy should have peaked already and will slowly fade over the next few days. North and northwest facing breaks should still see surf in the 4-6+ foot range today although the better exposed breaks could see larger sets rolling through from time to time. Upper West shores should also see some fun surf around the 2-5 foot range or potentially better. East facing shores will also continue to see some action out of the east-northeast around 3-5 foot and is expected to hold at similar levels over the next few days. A tiny south swell could sneak into select exposed south facing breaks around 1-4 foot, but don't expect much. Another round of decent northwest action is expected to arrive Wednesday. 4-6+ foot 2-5 foot 1-4 foot 3-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast A relatively unimpressive low now located to the north-northwest of the state managed to kick up what should be another moderate northwest swell when it arrives later Wednesday into the holiday. A low developing well east-southeast of Japan probably won't be able to send much swell in our direction due to its distance and short life. At the moment, it doesn't look like much, if any swell will even be sent toward Hawaiian shores at all, so don't expect anything. More details to come if anything ...

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