Surf Forecast Archive

Maui Surf Report for June 27th, 2010

Nothing but tiny leftovers should be expected today as all shores slide closer to flatness. Not much is expected through the week although tiny background pulses may show up along some south shores and there is a slight chance of some small action sent over from former Hurricane Celia. South facing shores may still have some sets rolling in around 1-4 foot but most breaks will probably come in smaller than that. The fading widnswell along the east facing shores should only reach into the 1-3 foot range at best. North and northwest facing shores will be lucky to see anything over 1-3 foot. In other words, today won't be a good day for surf, but get whatever you can while it's here... there isn't much hope on the horizon. 1-3 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Little more than weak background pulses are expected out of the South Pacific through the forecast period. There is a very minimal chance of us receiving an edge-pass out of the east-southeast around the beginning of the weekend, but the odds are very low. This is due to a strong storm far to the east of New Zealand, but it is well out of our swell window. Whatever energy does spread in our direction will be blocked by the French Polynesian islands, so I would not place any bets on this possibility. But there isn't ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 25th, 2010

The south swell seems to have pooped out, missing the islands to the east. There is still a chance of small surf filling in today and into the weekend, but we probably should only expect surf in the 1-4 foot range, although some breaks may see larger surf. The tiny northwest to north-northwest swell probably won't amount to much today, as was expected, with wave heights probably only reaching into the 0-3 foot range if anything arrives at all. The source was very weak and the travel distance was long, so don't expect much. Some of the better breaks may see a little action, and hopefully the moderate easterly windswell of 2-5 foot will wrap into some of our north shore breaks. The windswell is on the way down but may still offer a little through the first half of the weekend if we're lucky. Upper West shores will likely come in near flat at only 0-2 foot. There isn't much action on the way, so get whatever you can while it's here and pray for surf! 0-3 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 foot 2-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast Well, the long-range outlook is not very promising, I'm sorry to say. Aside from a minimal chance of some south-southwest swell coming out of the Tasman Sea, there won't be much more than tiny to small background swell along our southern shores through the forecast period. Nothing is ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 24th, 2010

The second round of southerly surf is expected to increase along our south facing shores today, near but probably staying under advisory levels. Most exposed breaks should see surf climbing into the 3-6 foot range while the best breaks pick up overhead sets. This swell is coming directly from the south, so use your head to score. This action should peak Friday and will slowly fade through the weekend, offering plenty surf to enjoy. Increasing windswell should also climb into the 3-5 foot range along our east and some northeast facing shores today, likely lasting into Friday before fading to weak levels again over the weekend and to near flat conditions by Monday. Our north and northwest facing shores will stay flat around 0-2 foot today with no swell to mention, but we may see the beginnins of a tiny northwest to north-northwest swell filling in overt he next few days. It won't amount to much, but the weakening winds may allow some fun little waves to play around on. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 3-6 foot 3-5 foot Extended Surf Forecast The building south swell was produced in the area southeast and east of New Zealand last week as a severe gale set up a fetch aimed to the east of Hawai`i. It should be a fairly long-lived episode lasting into the weekend and will be more southerly that the previous swell earlier in the week. ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 22nd, 2010

The small south swell should continue to offer sets around 2-4 foot or slightly higher at our best exposed breaks. As usual, you'll have to use your head to find the best waves. This minor action should keep our boards wet until a larger south swell arrives Thursday. Windswell along our east facing shores should also remain around a weak and choppy 2-4 foot. Some of this energy may be able to wrap into some northeast and southeast facing shores, but don't expect much. There is little to no swell to mention along our north and northwest facing shores, which will only see tiny background swell around 0-3 foot. Upper West shores will see even less at only 0-2 foot. Some breaks may pick up wrapping windswell and even some of the south swell, so again, use your head but don't get your hopes too high. 0-3 foot 0-2 foot 2-4 foot 2-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast A stronger round of south swell is on its way to our summer shores and should fill in Thursday into Friday, potentially posting the advisory flags when it peaks. Wave heights here on Maui will probably not reach that high, but we should at least see head-high sets rolling through. This swell was produced by a low passing southeast of New Zealand last week, setting up a fetch across existing seas left over from the storm responsible for the ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 21st, 2010

Summer is officially here! A new south swell should be on the rise today although staying under advisory levels when it peaks overnight. Our better exposed south facing shores should see sets in the 2-5 foot range and the best breaks may see head-high sets or slightly more. The easterly windswell should stick around 1-4 foot with a slowly increasing trend through the next several days. This energy could wrap into some of the better exposed northeast and southeast facing shores as well. Otherwise, there is no swell to mention along our winter shores and surf is expected to only come in around 0-2 foot along north, northwest and Upper West shores. A larger south swell should arrive around Thursday, potentially exceeding advisory levels. The slowly increasing windswell may also reach near advisory levels later in the week too. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 2-5 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast Our current round of south swell was generated last week when a fairly well-aimed fetch set up east of northern New Zealand but maximum winds did not reach gale force which limited the size of the swell. This energy should peak overnight under advisory levels with a slow fade over the next couple of days. Another low entered our preferred swell window just to the southeast of New Zealand a couple of days later, setting up a fetch over already existing seas. The resulting swell should ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 20th, 2010

Not much more than small to low-end moderate background swell is expected on any shore today, but some areas may offer a little more luck. The weak windswell should still be coming in around 1-4 foot or slightly higher at the best exposed breaks, potentially wrapping in to some areas until the wind picks up. South facing shores should still see small background swell around 1-4 foot or so but nothing decent should be expected. Our north and northwest facing shores should come in near flat at only 1-3 foot as should Upper West shores, especially those that pick up wrapping windswell. Don't expect too much out there today, but try to have fun. Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there! 1-3 foot 1-3 foot 1-4 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast A larger round of south-southwest swell is on its way toward our summer shores but won't reach Maui until around late in the day Monday or early Tuesday. The peak of this swell should reach near advisory levels but most exposed breaks will only see surf in the moderate range. Although aimed quite well toward our islands, the winds of the parent low did not quite reach gale speeds. Still, this should be a fairly decent swell that should stick around for several days. Another potentially larger pulse should follow shortly behind, arriving around Thursday. Although the source low was further ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 18th, 2010

Our south facing shores should continue to see tiny to small but long-period swells lasting through the weekend. Not enough to get excited about, but at least it's better than being flat. Our winter shores should be back down to the seasonal flatness and very little, if any windswell is expected to wrap. South facing shores may still see inconsistent sets around 1-4 foot with potentially long waits in between. Some of the best breaks could see slighlty higher sets from time to time, but don't count on it. Our east and east-northeast facing shores may still see tiny to small and short-period windswell around 2-4 foot. North and northwest facing shores should drop to flatness around 0-3 foot and Upper West breaks will be even closer to flat at only 0-2 foot. Hawai`i should see the arrival of a pair of nice moderate to high south swells shortly after the weekend and over the second half the week. Details in the long-range forecast... 0-3 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 foot 2-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast The current round of intermittent swell along our summer shores was produced by strong to severe gales blowing up the Tasman Sea last week. Although aimed fairly well toward Hawai`i, and as with all swells produced in this region, this energy was blocked by many south seas islands which greatly reduced the size and consistency of these swells. small to sometimes ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 16th, 2010

There should be some kind of surf along nearly all exposed shores today, but don't expect anything over chest- to head-high levels anywhere. The continuing out-of-season action along our north and northwest facing shores should still offer sets around 1-4 foot or slightly better at the best exposed locations. Our south facing shores should also see some continuing swell out of the south to south-southwest around 1-4 foot but many breaks will be blocked by Kaho`olawe so use your head while searching. The lighter winds should offer decent conditions but be aware of the low tides. East facing shores may still be able to pick up some weak and choppy windswell around 2-4 foot at the best breaks. The tiny to small south shore action should continue through the weekend but we'll have to wait until Monday or Tuesday to see the next "real" swell. More details in the forecast... 1-4 foot 0-3 foot 1-4 foot 2-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast A series of small south to south-southwest swells should keep our summer shores from going flat through the next several days, reaching chest-high to near head-high at the peaks. A broad low has developed well east of New Zealand over the past couple of days and is tracking to the northeast toward French Polynesia. A decent fetch has taken aim toward our islands that should be able to produce a halfway good south swell arriving ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 15th, 2010

An out-of-season, small, short-period northwest swell should fill in a little better through the day today but will not offer very much excitement, aside from the idea that it has been flat for so long. Our better exposed north and northwest facing shores may reach into the 3-5 foot range and some spots may actually see a few larger sets rolling through. Continuing tiny to small south swell should also keep the south facing shores from going flat with wave heights around 1-4 foot, but this energy will be weak background swell, so don't hope for too much. The easterly windswell may still be around 2-4 foot along east and some northeast facing shores today. A series of small south-southwest bumps should continue through the week and into the weekend, and the following week is looking pretty decent... details in the forecast below. 3-5 foot 1-4 foot 1-4 foot 2-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast A large area east of New Zealand is developing nicely and has the potential of sending Hawai`i some nice south swells for the upcoming week. Currently there is a decent fetch building just east of northern New Zealand that should be able to push a fair amount of swell toward our summer shores that should reach our islands around Monday or Tuesday. Following closely behind, the forecast calls for a stronger system to push under New Zealand later in the week, but ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 13th, 2010

Our best-exposed south facing shores should continue to see a little action if you know when and where to look while minor short-period windswell continues along some east facing shores. The long-range models are hinting toward some increased southerly action developing in the not-too-distant future. But first we will have to deal with the mostly small surf today. South facing shores not blocked by Kaho`olawe should still see sets in the 2-4 foot range and select breaks may pick up a few larger sets. The easterly windswell should also continue around 2-4 foot but of course that will be weak short-period slop. There are low odds for our north and northwest facing shores rising a little later in the day, but don't expect anything as this energy was very poorly aimed at our islands. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 2-4 foot 2-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast The minor little south swell should continue through the day today and possible still hanging on at tiny levels Monday before fading to background levels. Energy sent up the Tasman Sea toward Fiji and her sister islands may provide a tiny bump late Tuesday or Wednesday, but the odds are very low for this energy to rise much above background levels. A series of background to small pulses may continue through the week but nothing significant is expected. The models show the area just east of northern New Zealand taking aim ...

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