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Maui Surf Report for August 15th, 2010

The Flatness continues. Although a very tiny pulse may appear out of the south-southwest later today, there will be little to no action on any shore today. If we are lucky, our south facing shores may see some thigh-slappers coming in around 0-3 foot but that is definitely not worth getting excited over. Even the windswell has dropped to flat to tiny levels only around 0-2 foot and will stay absent for a while. Of course, north and northwest facing shores will also stay flat at only 0-2 foot as well. Hopefully we will see a larger south swell arriving around the middle of the week... keep those fingers crossed. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 0-2 foot Extended Surf Forecast The flat conditions are going to continue for a few more days, but there is some hope way off on the horizon. A storm southeast of New Zealand last Wednesday pushed a small swell toward the northern hemisphere, combining with another area of low pressure south of Tahiti. These two sources may be able to push up a moderate episode arriving overnight Wednesday into Thursday of the upcoming week, and could potentially make it to low-end high levels at our best exposed breaks when it peaks. Yet another swell source closer to the ice shelf could keep at least some action going into the weekend more from the south-southwest. Looking into the long-range models however, ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 13th, 2010

Although the surf will stay quite tiny today, we could potentially see a little bump arriving out of the south to south-southwest today, maybe peaking around waist-high levels. It won't be much, but we'll take anything we can get at this point. Don't expect our best exposed south shore breaks to be any better than 1-3 foot, but maybe some of you will find some slightly better sets. The easterly windswell is the only other source for surf which may keep a little action going over on the east facing shores around 1-4 foot or so, but it will be on the way down and out as we move into the weekend. Although some north and northeast facing shores could pick up a little of this windswell wrapping in, most other winter breaks will stay flat at only 0-2 foot. It looks like we'll have to wait until early next week for any more surf, with the arrival of a small to maybe moderate south-southwest swell. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast The South Pacific was relatively quiet last week and didn't send much energy in our direction. A weak gale did develop east of New Zealand around last Thursday but its small fetch wasn't aimed well toward our shores. Unfortunately, that's the best thing we have at the moment, so lets hope that we at least pick up a small ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 11th, 2010

Nothing but weak windswell will be found today as the flat spell continues. The easterly windswell is about the only source for any movement today and it will stay tiny to small. Our best exposed east facing shores may see weak ripples around 1-3 foot but nothing rideable should be expected. There is a very slight chance of some of this energy wrapping around to select north and northeast facing shores, but don't bet on it. With no other source of surf, our north and northwest facing shores should stay flat around 0-2 foot. Upper West shores even closer to flatness at the low end of 0-2 foot. There really isn't even any background swell coming up along our south facing shores which will stay flat at 0-2 foot until a small south-southwest pulse arrives later Friday into Saturday. Pray for surf... 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast The South Pacific was relatively quiet last week and didn't send much energy in our direction. A weak gale did develop east of New Zealand around last Thursday but its small fetch wasn't aimed well toward our shores. Unfortunately, that's the best thing we have at the moment, so lets hope that we at least pick up a small episode arriving Friday into Saturday out of the south-southwest. Additional minor lows have been active east of New Zealand earlier in the week, but ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 9th, 2010

Flatness has settled in. There are no sources for surf today on any shore besides the tiniest of windswell limping in to east and east-northeast facing shores. South facing shores should stay near flat at only 0-3 foot with nothing rolling in aside from very weak and unrideable background swell. As mentioned before, the easterly windswell may reach around 0-3 foot, but that too would be more or less unrideable. There is no swell whatsoever to mention along our north and northwest facing shores though, which will stay flat at only 0-2 foot, same with Upper West shores. Although there is a slight chance for a minor south swell arriving on Friday, there won't be anything exciting on the way for quite some time I sorry to say. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 0-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast We may see a tiny to small swell arriving later in the week, produced by a low southeast of New Zealand before the past weekend. Don't expect much, but it's about all that we have to look forward to at the moment. A minor low currently playing out to the east of New Zealand may be able to produce another minor round of south swell after next weekend, but the source is hugging the coast of New Zealand and won't be able to set up much of a fetch. Although the flow down in the South ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 6th, 2010

Some areas may still be able to pick up a little of the fading south swell if we're lucky, but don't expect much of anything today. Our south facing shores will vary from flatness to waist or maybe chest-high at the best breaks around 0-4 foot, and you'll have to use your head to know where and when to look for it. Waits between sets will be quite long today and for most people won't be worth the effort. The weakening windswell along our east and east-northeast facing shores will also continue to fade to around 2-4 foot at best, fading more into the weekend. There is no swell to mention along the north and northwest facing shores and wave heights will be flat at 0-2 foot, same with the Upper West. There is little to look forward to on the horizon, so get ready for another flat spell. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-4 foot 2-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast The surf along our south facing shores is again returning to flat to low background swell conditions. A poorly aimed, weak and small low is currently east of New Zealand which has only produced a short and tiny fetch aimed in our direction. The resulting swell will probably not even be able to reach Hawai`i around next Friday or Saturday and if anything does show up, it will be small at best. The same can be ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 4th, 2010

The High Surf Advisory remains in effect for our south facing shores through 6pm Thursday evening. As always, those who know when and where to look will score. Our best exposed south shores should see surf in the 3-6+ foot range while lesser breaks come in at smaller levels. This energy has been slow to build but should peak overnight tonight with plenty surf holding on into the weekend. Remember that this energy has travelled a very long distance and the wait between sets will be long as well. Windswell along our east facing shores should stick around 3-5 foot or so, peaking tomorrow then slowly dropping into the weekend. With no swell to mention aside from wrapping windswell, our north and northwest facing shores should stay flat at only 0-3 foot while Upper West breaks stay smaller at 0-2 foot. There isn't much action on the horizon, so get what you can while it's here. 0-3 foot 0-2 foot 3-6+ foot 3-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast The current south swell has taken its time filling in as was expected but we should start seeing more widespread surf today, peaking overnight or early Thursday morning then slowly fading into the weekend. This episode was generated by a strong gale that reached storm-force in the area southeast of New Zealand last week. A decent fetch was set up over a broad area but was aimed just to ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 2nd, 2010

The easterly windswell will continue to dominate the surf over the next few days but it has likely peaked and will slowly start fading. Our best exposed areas on the east and northeast shores should see sloppy but fun windswell around 3-5 foot and some spots could even pick up a few head-high sets. The long-lived south swell should still have some breaks in the 1-4 foot range but it is on the way down and out. There are very low odds that we could pick up a tiny to small bump out of the southwest later today, but that is quite doubtful. A large south-southwest swell is on the way and should arrive some time Tuesday, most likely raising the advisory flags. Our north and northwest facing shores have no swell to mention aside from potential wrapping windswell and will vary in size from 0-4 foot, most likely leaning toward the lower end of the scale. Have fun... 0-4 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 foot 3-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast Another low developed in the area southeast of New Zealand last week, pushing up a sizeable south-southwest swell expected to hit our summer shores Tuesday into Wednesday, possibly exceeding advisory levels. But first, we may pick up a smaller pulse out of the southwest... if Kaho`olawe doesn't block it. This energy was produced southeast of Tasmania, pushing through the Tasman Sea past many south seas islands ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 1st, 2010

As the south swell fades further to tiny to small levels, the windswell is holding at moderate levels. Our east and northeast facing shores should see surf in the 3-5 foot range and some better exposed breaks may see larger sets from time to time. Leftover surf along our south facing shores may still be around 1-4 foot at the better exposed breaks, but it is on the way down. Although there is no swell to mention along our north and northwest facing shores, some areas may see a little wrapping windswell around 0-4 foot. Upper West shores will likely stay flat around 0-2 foot but some spots may pick up some refracted windswell, just don't expect anything. A fairly nice sized south-southwest swell is on its way! 0-4 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 foot 3-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast Another low developed in the area southeast of New Zealand last week, pushing up a sizeable south-southwest swell expected to hit our summer shores Tuesday into Wednesday, possibly exceeding advisory levels. But first, we may pick up a smaller pulse out of the southwest... if Kaho`olawe doesn't block it. This energy was produced southeast of Tasmania, pushing through the Tasman Sea past many south seas islands on the long journey to our shores. This region is notorious for hit-or-miss swells, so as always, don't expect anything and keep those fingers crossed. As this system passed under New ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 30th, 2010

The current south swell will continue to pass through the Hawaiian islands today but it is quite inconsistent. Long waits between sets, wind, and tides are all conspiring to frustrate many, but there are waves for those who know where and when to look. Our exposed south facing shores should see surf in the 3-6 foot range today and the odds should be better. The easterly windswell will also continue around 2-4 foot along our east facing shores, potentially wrapping into some southeast and northeast exposed breaks. With no swell to mention, the north and northwest facing shores will stay flat at only 0-2 foot. Upper West shores will also be flat at 0-2 foot but some areas may pick up a little south swell wrap. Good luck and have fun! 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 4-6 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Another storm south of New Zealand last week tracked northeast into our swell window and produced a captured fetch aimed nicely toward our Hawaiian islands, although aimed better to the east of the state. The long distance this swell has traveled will make for long waits between sets, so be sure to stay patient. Friday should see slightly smaller wave heights but better set frequency dropping through the weekend. Another system tracked south of the Tasman Sea last weekend which could add some background swell later in the weekend that could build a little ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 29th, 2010

The new south swell should build along our south facing shores to heights around 4-6 foot and could potentially offer higher sets at the best exposed breaks. There have been no advisories posted however, so don't expect too much and just have a good time. This swell should slowly fade over the next few days and may last through much of the weekend. Another decent south is on its way for the middle of next week... details below. Windswell along our east facing shores should stay around 1-4 foot but will likely increase a little over the next several days, still well under advisory levels though. There is no swell to mention along our north and northwest facing shores and wave heights should be flat around 0-2 foot. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 4-6 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Another storm south of New Zealand last week tracked northeast into our swell window and produced a captured fetch aimed nicely toward our Hawaiian islands, although aimed better to the east of the state. The long distance this swell has traveled will make for long waits between sets, so be sure to stay patient. Friday should see slightly smaller wave heights but better set frequency dropping through the weekend. Another system tracked south of the Tasman Sea last weekend which could add some background swell later in the weekend that could build a little higher. Currently, a ...

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