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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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Maui Surf Report for July 28th, 2010

I'm back from vacation and have hopefully deleted and banned all of the bad posts on the Discussion Board... I apologize to anyone who was offended by the postings, which were mostly from one sad little kid seeking attention. Although the surf will continue to be flat to tiny today, a new south swell is on its way toward our shores and should arrive overnight to build through the day tomorrow. Our south shores today should stay around 0-3 foot with just a tiny bump leftover from the south-southwest. Our east facing shores may pick up tiny windswell around 1-3 foot, but it probably isn't enough to ride. North and northwest facing shores will stay flat as a lake at only 0-2 foot, leaning more toward flatness. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast A broad area of winds set up last week stretching from around Tasmania all the way to the south of French Polynesia. The beginnings of this energy was better aimed to the east of Hawai`i but some wrapping energy made it to select shores around the state over the past couple of days. But a nice fetch developed in our favored swell window just southeast of New Zealand around Wednesday of last week. Although we should probably only expected moderate surf here on Maui, the potential for high surf is there and the advisory flags may be posted ...

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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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