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Maui Surf Report for July 21st-27th, 2010

SORRY! I am on vacation (again) until Tuesday the 27th. I will have limited internet access but will try to update the site when I can. It'll be mostly flat anyway! Aloha... Well it had to come to an end. There should be little to no surf to be found anywhere around the island today although there may still be a little leftover northeast swell out there. Select northeast facing shores may see surf around waist-high if we're lucky, but most north facing shores will only come in around 1-3 foot. The long-lived round of northeasterly swell should clock to a more east-northeasterly direction today which could open up a few more east facing breaks, allowing our east facing shores to pick up sets around 1-4 foot. There may also still be some tiny background swell along our east facing shores around 1-3 foot but don't expect it. It looks like the weakened east-northeast swell may stick around at tiny to small levels into the weekend and tiny background swell may slap some thighs over the next few days, but that is about it. There is nothing significant on the way. 1-3 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Aside from the possibility of a weak edge-pass out of the south-southeast arriving around Saturday, there won't be much surf to speak about through the forecast period. Weak activity in the Tasman Sea last week ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 19th, 2010

There won't be very much surf to speak of later this week, so be sure to get what you can while it's here. We should still see some leftovers along our south facing shores today around the 1-4 foot range, potentially a little better at the best exposed breaks, fading through Tuesday. The north facing shores may still see a little action out of the northeast as well, around 1-4 foot or slightly higher, potentially continuing through the middle of the week. Although the windswell is rather weak, our east facing shores should continue to see some fun surf wrapping in from the northeast as well, around 2-4 foot or a little better. Have fun while it lasts. 1-4 foot 0-3 foot 1-4 foot 2-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast The series of south swells will continue passing by the islands through Tuesday before dropping to minimal levels again Wednesday, and you may need to search for something decent to ride. Tiny to small and weak background swell may arrive around Thursday or Friday, but don't bet on it. Most of the swell energy produced over the past 5 days was too weak to reach our shores so don't expect much action throug the rest of the forecast period. A zonal pattern has set up in the South Pacific that will keep the surf on the tiny to small side through the period. Pray for surf. There really ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 16th, 2010

The south-southwest swell will continue to fade today but should still offer up some surf in the 1-4 foot range, potentially higher at the best breaks. The weak windswell combined with a tiny northeasterly bump may offer some very small surf along some of our north and northeast facing shores around 1-3 foot but don't get your hopes up. Our east facing shores will probably only come in around 1-4 foot as well. The series of small south swells will continue through the weekend, fading through today and early Saturday, but a new south swell is anticipated for a Saturday arrival. This energy should peak at moderate levels, but some breaks could see larger sets. Details in the forecast. 1-3 foot 0-3 foot 1-4 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast The area stretching from Tasmanina to southeast of New Zealand was quite active last week, which should keep our south facing shores from going flat through the beginning of next week. Wave heights should peak at moderate heights, but some areas may see slightly larger sets from time to time. The next in the series is expected to arrive later Saturday out of the south and should last for several days. Although there looks like a couple of weak fetches will set up in the Tasman Sea, nothing is strong enough to reach our shores. The South Pacific is then expected to take on a zonal ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 15th, 2010

I'm working off-site on a big project so today's forecast will be short, I'm sorry to say. The south swells should continue to provide small to moderate surf today around 2-4 foot with some better sets possible at the best breaks for those who are patient and know when and where to look. Our north facing shores should continue to see tiny surf coming in from the northeast through the next week or so but only enough to play around on. This energy should also reach into our east facing shores as well mixed with windswell around 1-4 foot. ANother fun south swell is expected to arrive over the weekend that could stick around to the middle of next week if we're lucky. There isn't much action setting up on either side of the equator however, so get it while it's here! 1-3 foot 0-3 foot 2-4 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast THIS FORECAST IS OUTDATED, BUT STILL RELEVANT. A series of strong gales to weak storms pushed some swell toward Hawai`i last weekend and into the week. Enough energy was aimed toward our islands to provide us with plenty small to moderate summer surf this week. Although much of this energy was aimed primarily toward the Americas, we should see small to moderate surf arriving around Tuesday or Wednesday out of the south-southwest due to angular spreading, lasting for several days. As usual, ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 12th, 2010

Another round of small summer surf should arrive today to boost our south facing shores back into the 2-4 foot range today, possibly to slightly higher levels at the best locations. This energy may not arrive until later in the day, maybe even overnight, so don't be surprised to find small surf. Leftovers along the north facing shores may still be around 2-4 foot as well as the north-northwest energy fades away. Tiny east-northeasterly windswell will help to fill in the gaps around 1-4 foot as well but will quickly fade to near flat conditions this week. The south swell should stick around for several days, but won't be all that exciting. 2-4 foot 1-3 foot 2-4 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast A series of strong gales to weak storms pushed some swell toward Hawai`i last weekend and into the week. Enough energy was aimed toward our islands to provide us with plenty small to moderate summer surf this week. Although much of this energy was aimed primarily toward the Americas, we should see small to moderate surf arriving around Tuesday or Wednesday out of the south-southwest due to angular spreading, lasting for several days. As usual, Kaho`olawe will block much of this energy, so use your head while searching for a place to paddle out. Another round of similar or slightly better surf is expected to arrive over the weekend, but the source ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 8th-11th, 2010

I'm on vacation! Sorry, but I'm taking a short vacation Thursday through Sunday the 11th and probably won't have the chance to update the site during that time. I will have limited access to the 'net, but it is unlikely that I'll have the time needed to compile the forecast. No big surf is on the way but there should be enough small surf over the next few days to keep everyone out of trouble. Good luck! Previous surf report effective July 7th... The flat conditions will continue today with no surf expected along any shore. Even our windward shores will see only minimal windswell under the light to moderate tradewinds. Tiny, short period energy out of the south-southwest may limp into a couple of better exposed breaks at knee-high levels but most south facing shores will stay flat at only 0-2 foot. Tiny to small background swell should return to "normal" levels beginning Friday into the weekend. East facing shores should only pick up weak windswell around 0-3 foot but should rise to moderate levels again by the weekend. North and northwest facing shores are seasonally flat at only 0-1 foot but we may see some head-high sets rolling through our north-northwest shores over the weekend. Details below. 0-1 foot 0-1 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Our south facing shores should remain flat today and tomorrow but there are low odds for a small south-southwest ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 7th, 2010

The flat conditions will continue today with no surf expected along any shore. Even our windward shores will see only minimal windswell under the light to moderate tradewinds. Tiny, short period energy out of the south-southwest may limp into a couple of better exposed breaks at knee-high levels but most south facing shores will stay flat at only 0-2 foot. Tiny to small background swell should return to "normal" levels beginning Friday into the weekend. East facing shores should only pick up weak windswell around 0-3 foot but should rise to moderate levels again by the weekend. North and northwest facing shores are seasonally flat at only 0-1 foot but we may see some head-high sets rolling through our north-northwest shores over the weekend. Details below. 0-1 foot 0-1 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Our south facing shores should remain flat today and tomorrow but there are low odds for a small south-southwest swell to rise a little beginning Friday into the weekend. This minor episode is unlikely to hit Maui as the source was in the Tasman Sea, an area blocked by many islands in the south seas as well as Kaho`olawe locally. Some breaks may pick up waist-high sets, but that is hardly anything worth getting excited over. The source was much closer than usual, however, so we'll just have to wait and see how it plays out. On the other ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 5th, 2010

It may be possible that the flat surf will be so small today that it actually comes in at negative levels. I'm joking, of course, but this flat spell is going to be tough. Although some tiny background swell may edge in from the south-southeast around 0-3 foot, our south facing shores will be essentially flat. There will be little hope for any surfable waves through the work-week, but there could be a little action over the weekend if all goes well. Our north and northwest facing shores shouldn't rise above 0-2 foot as will Upper West shores. The minor windswell may offer tiny wavelets around 1-3 foot but won't have enough energy to wrap around to any other shores, at least not at rideable levels. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast The South Pacific has been in a zonal west to east pattern recently and has not allowed much swell to take aim toward our shores. A low in the northern Tasman Sea has been trying to buck that trend and may be able to provide us with a small to potentially moderate southwest pulse around Thursday or Friday. Don't get your hopes up though, as this region is notorious for phantom swells due to the myriad of south seas islands blocking the energy. The source is much closer than usual though, so the odds are slightly higher. Emphasis ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 3rd, 2010

We may get lucky enough to see a tiny to small episode arriving out of the south-southeast today but wave heights won't be very impressive. This energy would be an edge-pass due to angular spreading and would offer surf along our south facing shores around 0-3 foot, although some of the better breaks could see a few slightly larger sets from time to time. The east-northeasterly windswell should stay rather small at only 1-3 foot and is on a downward trend to very tiny levels through at least mid-week. There is no swell whatsoever along our north and northwest facing shores at only 0-2 foot and even the windswell probably won't add much. The next few days will be nearly flat, so try to find something to keep from going insane from a lack of surf! 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast The minor south-southeasterly edge-pass, if it even reaches our islands, should stick around for a couple of days but it certainly won't amount to much. It was generated by an area of low pressure that strengthened into a broad fetch aimed toward the Americas over several days. Tahiti and her sisters blocked anything that was aimed in our direction, but as the swell propagated toward Central America, some energy spread at much lower levels. Hawai`i is just on the edge of that energy. There were no other sources for ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 1st, 2010

Tiny background swell is about off there will be on offer today, and it won't amount to much. Some south facing shores may pick up a tiny bump out of the south-southwest but the odds are quite low as would be any surf that does make it to our shores. Our south facing shores may see surf in the 1-3 foot, depending on location, tide, time of the day and a lot of luck or patience. The minor windswell along our east facing shores will also stay small at only 1-4 foot, leaning more to the lower end of the scale. Very weak long-period swell produced by former hurricane Celia is limping into some exposed east shores, but it's not strong enough to stand out from the windswell. Our north and northwest facing shores will continue with flat conditions around 0-2 foot with no swell to mention. Good luck. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast There are no significant swells expected through the forecast period. Tiny to sometimes small background swell may keep our shores from going completely flat, but don't expect anything good any time soon. The system that produced the tiny background energy currently rippling into our south shores strengthened much further to the east out Hawai`i's swell window, taking aim toward the Americas. If we are lucky we may pick up a tiny to low-end small bump over ...

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