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Maui Surf Report for June 7th, 2010

The Flatness continues. There is still no real source of surf along any Hawaiian shore today although some lucky breaks may see some tiny background swell slapping our knees. We may see a very minor north-northeast bump arriving tomorrow but aside from that, we'll have to wait until the end of the week to see any real swell. Our best exposed south facing shores may see weak background swell around 0-3 foot while most breaks come in flat or close to it. The weak windswell along the east facing shores may also still be around the 1-3 foot range. North and northwest facing shores should be nearly flat as a pond at only 0-2 foot with no swell to mention. Pray for surf... 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast A weak low re-developed in the Gulf of Alaska over the weekend that may have been able to send down a very minor amount of north-northeast swell toward our islands, but I think we'll be lucky to see anything over chest-high when or if it arrives Tuesday. It won't be here for very long, so grab what you can while you can. Far to the west-northwest of Hawai`i is a compact low developing well to the east of Japan. The system is building in place around 165°E 25°N and is expected to fall apart later today without taking aim toward our islands. ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 6th, 2010

Yes, we will have to deal with yet another day of relative flatness with no surf expected on any shore. Although our summer shores may see a tiny amount of background swell due to angular spreading of swells aimed well to the east of our islands, wave heights should reach no more than 1-3 foot or around thigh-high at best. The easterly windswell should also be weak and tiny at only 1-3 foot and not worth paddling out for. Our north and northwest facing shores will be even smaller with no swell at all to mention. Surf should only be around 0-2 foot. Upper West shores will of course also be flat at only 0-2 foot. Although there should be some very small surf on the way from the north-northeast, there isn't much action on its way. Here comes the flatness. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast A weak and poorly aimed low pressure system managed to aim a miniscule fetch loosely toward our shores over the past couple of days, but any surviving swell will likely only reach tiny levels at best. This energy may reach our shores Tuesday out of the north-northeast but won't be anything to get worked up over and it will be quite short-lived. A low is developing well to the west of the international dateline and is forecast to deepen a little further over ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 4th, 2010

The mostly flat conditions will become even more flat today as tiny episodes fade on both north and south shores. The very short-lived and quite minor northwest swell may still provide a few ripples at the best winter breaks, but may be better than nothing. The windswell should still be limping in along east facing shores as well. Overall, today is another poor day for surfing. The easterly windswell may still be around 1-3 foot at our better exposed locations, but will probably be too small to wrap around to any north or northeast facing shores. The north and northwest facing shores should be close to flat at only 0-3 foot although as mentioned above, some breaks may be able to pull in a few knee- to thigh-slappers if you're both lucky and patient. South facing shores will be closer to flat as well at only 0-2 foot though some spots may see a little background swell still passing through. Good luck. 0-3 foot 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast The South Pacific has had plenty storm activity but unfortunate for Hawai`i, most of that energy was way outside of our swell window and was aimed toward the Americas. Angular spreading of these swells may provide us with a tiny to small south swell over the weekend, but we should not expect it. If we're fortunate enough we could see some minor background ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 3rd, 2010

The tiny background surf on our south shores may stick around through the weekend and into the upcoming week, but don't expect anything more than knee-slappers. Still, those who are lucky and patient enough may see a few slightly larger sets rolling through from time to time. A very tiny northwest pulse may grace our winter shores with knee- to waist-high sets as well, possibly reaching slightly larger levels at our best breaks, if you know when and where to look. For the most part, today is not a good day for surf, but we'll take whatever we can get. Our north and northwest facing shores could see sets building to around 2-4 foot if all goes well, but I would only expect the better exposed breaks to be working at all. Upper West shores may be able to pull in a little of this energy around 1-3 foot but it should not be expected. The continue tiny background swell along our south facing shores may still be around 1-3 foot with an occasional set reaching 4 foot or so at the better breaks. The windswell along our east facing shores should only come in around a weak and sloppy 1-3 foot range. The weak northwest swells should stick around through the upcoming weekend. 2-4 foot 1-3 foot 1-3 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast The forecast period looks like it will be filled with minor ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 2nd, 2010

The small to moderate swell along our south shores should stick around today at slightly smaller levels but will probably not last through Thursday. A series of very minor northwest swells should keep our winter shores from going completely flat through the weekend but don't expect any size or real consistency. The tradewinds may bump up our east facing shores a little today but it will be short lived as the winds fade again through the weekend. Leftover surf along our south facing shores may still be in the 1-4 foot, potentially a little higher at the best exposed locations. With no real swell along our north and northwest facing shores, wave heights will likely only come in around 1-3 foot, while those breaks exposed to the minor windswell may pick up an extra foot or two in size. Upper West shores should be flat as a lake at only 0-2 foot. The tiny to small windswell may pick up to around 1-4 foot at the better exposed locations but it will be short-period slop. We may see a small bump filling in on our north and northwest shores beginning Thursday, but don't set your hopes to high. Extended Surf Forecast Although the broad area of low pressure in the Gulf of Alaska is re-developing farther to the north-northeast of Hawai`i, it does not look like any swell will be aimed in ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 1st, 2010

Fading surf may be found on all shores today, but don't expect anything exciting. Leftover short-period surf should still be coming in along our north and northwest faicng shores, possibly still around chest-high at the better locations, but most spots won't reach that level. Our summer shores should also continue to see a little action around waist-high, but it too is on the way down. Our north and northwest facing shores should be around 2-4 foot or slightly better while Upper West shores possibly come in around 1-3 foot, most likely on the lower end of the scale. Exposed south facing shores should still offer sets around 1-4 foot with a larger set or two still not out of the question. Windswell along our east facing shores is dropping and will likely only reach around 1-4 foot as well. Get what you can while it's here though, the outlook doesn't look very promising. Extended Surf Forecast As our south shores fade so do our hopes for any more surf from down under as the South Pacific continues with its unpromising pattern. Much of the energy coming up from the South Pac has been aimed far to the east of Hawai`i, but some tiny to small background swell is still possible from time to time. Angular spreading of these swells may keep our summer shores from going completely flat, but there are absolutely ...

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No Forecast/Reports through the holiday weekend!

I apologize, but I will be taking the weekend off and will have limited or no internet access until Monday afternoon or evening. We should see small to moderate surf along our south shores beginning later Saturday or more likely Sunday, and a head-high northwest should fill in over the weekend as well. Please use the Discussion Board on the home page to help each other out. Have a great weekend!

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Maui Surf Report for May 28th, 2010

Not a good day for surfing. Even the windswell will lower to un-rideable levels today as the entire island chain goes flat. There is a little hope on the horizon, but when I say little, I really mean little as the only surf we have on the way will reach head-high levels at best. Thankfully, this small surf will be found on both sides of the island beginning Saturday and should stick around through the holiday weekend. Today, our east facing shores will top the charts at only 1-3 foot and should stay at similar levels through the next several days at least. Our south facing shores may see a very minor background swell around 1-3 foot out of the south-southwest, but most breaks will be completely flat and definitely not surfable. North and northwest facing shores should stay flat at only 0-2 foot and even the windswell shouldn't wrap into any breaks. Upper West shores of course will also be flat at 0-2 foot. Extended Surf Forecast A complex low developed near the dateline earlier in the week that should provide us with a tiny, but nicely groomed nortrhwest swell arriving later Saturday into Sunday. The initial swell front will probably be quite small, generated in the early stages of the low's life when the majority of the winds were aimed very poorly toward Hawai`i. The low organized around mid-week and ...

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Maui Surf Report for May 27th, 2010

Surprise. Yet another day of flat surf conditions here on Maui and around the Hawaiian islands. Although there is a little energy heading toward both our northwest and south facing shores, nothing significant is expected through the forecast period. A tiny northwest swell may appear Saturday morning into Sunday and a small to possibly moderate south-southeast swell may arrive Saturday or Sunday with only tiny background swell expected before. The only real source of surf today will be weak windswell out of the east at 1-4 foot, not quite enough to wrap to any other shores. North and northwest facing shores should be flat at only 0-2 foot and Upper West shores even closer to flat but also 0-2 foot. Tiny background swell along our south facing shores may reach into the 0-3 foot but should be expected to be flat. Extended Surf Forecast Our south facing shores may be picking up a little bump out of the south-southwest but most breaks will stay flat, specifically those that are blocked by Kaho`olawe. This pattern should continue through the day Friday as well. A low pressure system developed south of French Polynesia early in the week that appeared to have occluded, or stopped its forward motion for almost 2 full days before tracking off to the east. A fetch was aimed toward Hawai`i out of the south-southeast that should result in a small ...

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Maui Surf Report for May 26th, 2010

The overall flat conditions will continue today although there may be some tiny windswell at some areas, but it is doubtful that it will be rideable. Select east and east-northeast facing shores may pick up some weak tradeswell around 2-4 foot at best, probably not enough to wrap to any other areas. There are no other swells to mention on any shore today, so good luck surfing today. North and northwest facing shores will be flat at only 0-2 foot. Upper West shores will be even closer to the flat side at 0-2 foot. Even our south facing shores will be flat at only 0-2 foot as even the background swell fades to nothing. All-in-all today is a bad day to surf. Extended Surf Forecast The South Pacific has been fairly active recently, but most of the swell energy has been poorly aimed in our direction. We have another chance for a small to moderate south-southeast swell arriving over the weekend however, but sets will likely top out under head-high levels. Yet another minor south to south-southeast swell may arrive around Tuesday of next week as well. The main southern storm track remain zonal, flowing west to east under New Zealand and is not expected to change through most of the forecast period. The long-range models are hinting toward a better aligned storm track around the middle of next week, but it's ...

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