Surf Forecast Archive

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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Maui Surf Report for June 12th, 2010

There still won't be much action out there today, but those who get out there early enough may be able to score some waist- to chest-high bumps under a negative low tide. The tiny southerly swell should continue today around 1-4 foot although most breaks will come in on the small end of that scale. Our east facing shores should continue to see small, weak and choppy windswell around 1-4 foot that probably won't be strong enough to wrap into any exposed north shore breaks, at least not with any size. North and northwest facing shores will be essentially flat at only 0-2 foot with no swell to mention. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 foot 1-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast The outlook still looks rather pathetic and there are no significant swells expected along any shore through the forecast period. This does not mean that we'll be completely flat either. Tiny to small background swells should keep at least some off-and-on action going along our summer shores and there is a chance for slightly higher swell arriving around Thursday. Most of the action in the South Pacific has been focused in the Tasman Sea recently, and it will be very unlikely that this energy even reaches Hawa`i and anything that does would be minimal. Looking a few days into the models we see a little potential in the area east of the northern island of New ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 10th, 2010

The moderate tradewinds should provide tiny windswell along our east and northeast facing shores today but don't expect much. We may see the beginnings of a tiny to small south swell arriving later in the day, but we'll probably have to wait until Friday to see anything halfway surfable. This windswell may build to moderate levels over the next several days if we're lucky, and some of this energy should wrap into some of our better exposed north and some southeast facing shores. Today, the east facing shores should stay around 2-4 foot on a slow building trend. South facing shores will likey stay near flat today at only 0-3 foot but may reach waist- to chest-high later in the day, just don't count on it. Our north and northwest facing shores will stay near flat at 0-2 foot with exception of select breaks picking up wrapping windswell. Don't set your hopes too high today or over the next few days, but at least we won't see completely flat conditions. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 2-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast The tiny to small south swell should peak overnight tonight or Friday morning but will hopefully stick around for a several days thanks to a series of weak reinforcements. When all is said and done, we will probably only see chest- to head-high surf during peak activity, lasting through the weekend and early next ...

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Maui Surf Report for June 8th, 2010

The Flatness continues. Nothing more than tiny background surf is expected today around Hawai`i although some areas may pick up a knee- to thigh-slapper at times. The increasing tradewinds may also be able to push slightly larger windswell toward our east shores which could potentially wrap around to some northeast and southeast shores as well. This barely surfable pattern will probably continue until the weekend. Our north and northwest facing shores should only see background swell around 0-2 foot, but as mentioned above, some areas may be able to pick up a little increasing sloppy and short-period windswell well below head-high levels. Upper West shores should also stay flat at 0-2 foot as well, but again, some breaks may pick up a little refracted windswell. South facing shores may see a little background swell around 0-3 foot. Our east facing shores should still only be around 1-3 foot today but should steadily increase to moderate heights over the next couple of days. Good luck. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 0-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Not much more than background swell is expected along our exposed south facing shores through the rest of the work-week, but a fairly decent moderate south-southwest swell is on its way toward our summer shores, produced in the region southeast of New Zealand several days ago. This swell front is approaching Tahiti and the rest of French Polynesia today and should ...

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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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