Surf Forecast Archive

Maui Surf Report for September 15th, 2010

We should see a building south swell today potentially reaching head-high levels at the better exposed breaks. South facing shores should see surf rising into the 2-5 foot range with a secondary, large pulse expected later in the day or overnight into Thursday, peaking under advisory levels. This should be a long lived and much needed swell, hopefully sticking around into the weekend. Windswell along our east facing shores should stay about the same around 1-3 foot and weak, with little wrap expected for our north and northeast facing shores. North and northwest facing shores will stay more or less flat around 0-3 foot with no swell to mention... yet. Our first swell of the upcoming Autumn season is developing far northwest of Hawai`i and it's showing some great potential. Details below... 0-3 foot 0-2 foot 2-5 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Small to moderate surf is expected to build today along our south facing shores, produced by a storm south-southeast of New Zealand last week. Much of this energy was aimed better toward the east of the state so we are expected to only receive more of an edge-pass due to angular spreading rather than a direct shot. However, the same system took a sharp turn toward the north-northeast around Thursday of last week. Although this occurred a little out of our swell window, a decent amount of this energy should fill in overnight ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 13th, 2010

There may still be some south swell leftover today but it is on the way down and out, thankfully to be replaced by another round beginning Tuesday and a larger pulse arriving Wednesday. Exposed south facing shores may see surf in the 1-3 foot range and the best breaks could still potentially pull in a few chest-high sets if you know where and when to look. The easterly windswell should stay quite weak at only 0-3 foot with little chance of wrap along our north shores. Although a tiny bump may provide a little something along some north and northwest facing shores, the odds are pretty low. Don't expect much more than 0-2 foot, but if we're lucky we could see a few breaks pulling in some tiny surf. Upper West shores should stay flat at 0-2 foot. Keep those fingers crossed for the first potential swell of the early Autumn season developing later in the week! 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot 0-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Our south facing shores may still be picking up a little energy around waist-high levels out of the south-southeast but it's on the way down and out. A pair of storms southeast of New Zealand sent up another round of summer swell, expected to begin Tuesday at small to moderate heights. The first source tracked on a more zonal path which aimed more of its fetch out of ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 10th, 2010

The long and painful flat spell is almost at an end, but we will have to wait through yet one more day of flatness today before a waist-high south swell arrives overnight into Saturday. A larger south-southwest swell should fill in over the first half of next week... details in the long-range forecast. Today however, will stay mostly flat. South facing shores will stay around 0-2 foot or so with only background swell likely. East and east-northeast facing shores should still only offer tiny windslop around 0-3 foot but some of the better exposed breaks may pull in slightly larger, but still weak sets. Most north and northwest facing shores will stay closer to flat at only 0-3 foot but some areas may be able to pull in a little windswell around waist-high levels but don't expect much. 0-3 foot 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Well-aimed but heavily shadowed energy out of the Tasman Sea may pick up over the next few days along our south and west facing shores. As usual, Kaho`olawe will block much of any surviving energy though, so we shouldn't expect too much here on Maui. I think at best we may see chest-high sets at the best exposed breaks. Another round of more southerly swell is expected to arrive around Tuesday which could potentially reach head-high if we're lucky. A nice swell is setting up to the ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 8th, 2010

Still no surf as we drag through an extended flat spell along all shores. The only potential source for surf will be along our east facing shores as tiny windswell around the 0-3 foot range. Weak, short period windslop is simply not rideable though. Our summer shores will stay flat as a lake today at only 0-2 foot with no swell to mention aside from occasional tiny background swell. Our north and northwest facing shores will stay flat as well at only 0-2 foot but there is a chance we could see a little bump arriving later Thursday if we're lucky. A small to possibly moderate south swell is likely to arrive later Friday into the weekend, but still nothing significant is on the charts. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Our next chance for any surf along our south shores will hopefully arrive Friday into the weekend, but it will probably start off slow and on the small side. A long fetch developed in the Tasman Sea late last week and the parent low set up another fetch after passing over New Zealand, aiming a decent amount of swell to the east-northeast aimed just east of Hawai`i. If we are lucky, some breaks may pick up some head-high sets but most exposed areas should reach about waist- to chest-high levels through the weekend. The odds should be increased a little ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 6th, 2010

Another day of flatness. Tiny windswell along our east and east-northeast facing shores won't be at rideable levels, only around 0-3 foot and probably won't be able to wrap around to any north shore breaks. Nothing but occasionally tiny background swell should be expected along our south facing shores with no real swell to mention at all. North and northwest facing shores will stay flat as well at only 0-2 foot. This pattern should persist through the week, although some tiny surf may appear from time to time, but don't expect anything. There are some hints of action in the future, but nothing is positive yet. Pray for surf... 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Although the southern storm track will continue under a mostly zonal west to east pattern, we should see some small to moderate energy making its way toward our shores in the near future. It's looking like this entire week is going to be flat to tiny background swell, but we should be able to pick up a minor south-southwest pulse late in the week and into the weekend. The models show a rather strong storm brewing south of New Zealand today, but it is expected to track very rapidly to the east along the ice shelf, and will be mostly out of our swell window before it gets a chance to send any swell. However, I ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 4th, 2010

An overall lack of surf will keep us out of the water again today with flat conditions likely around the island. Some areas may pick up a little something now and again, but don't expect anything. A tiny bump out of the south-southwest is trying to hit some of our summer breaks but most south shores will only see surf around 0-2 foot, while those lucky enough to pick up up the low SSW may see an occasional waist-high set. The east facing shores may pick up a tiny bit of windswell around 0-3 foot but it will be weak and mostly knee-biters at best. THere is no swell whatsoever to mention along our north and northwest facing shores which will stay flat at 0-2 foot. This unfortunate pattern will continue through the week with only a slight bump expected from time to time. The hoped for bump from the north-northeast has completely fizzled, however, there is still a chance that we'll pick up a tiny northwest around Tuesday... nothing to get excited about though. We may also see a tiny to small south-southeast arriving overnight Tuesday into Wednesday with a another bump possible around Friday. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast No real update. flat, with a slight chance of slightly less than flat. A low southeast of New Zealand tracked zonally from west to east sending up more of ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 1st, 2010

The Flatness continues. Aside from the tiny to small windswell out of the east-northeast, there will be no surf along any shore today as the long and frustrating flat spell goes on. Some east and east-northeast facing shores may see a tiny and weak windswell around the lower end of 1-3 foot but don't expect much. Our south facing shores will stay flat at only 0-2 foot with nothing more than a tiny background ripple here or there. North and northwest facing shores will also stay flat of course at only 0-2 foot. There is a very slight chance that we could see a small bump out of the south-southwest tomorrow, but whatever does appear would probably not be worth the effort. There is also a chance for some north-northeast swell arriving Sunday or Monday, so at least there is some hope on the horizon. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast A low southeast of New Zealand tracked zonally from west to east sending up more of a background swell last Tuesday and Wednesday, potentially resulting in a small south-southwest swell arriving Thursday. If any of this energy does reach our shores, it will be well under head-high levels, so don't get excited about it. A much better storm pushed into the Tasman Sea last Friday, and it aimed severe gales nicely toward Hawai`i. Unfortunately, this swell window is heavily shadowed ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 30th, 2010

Aside from a minor tradeswell, the surf will stay flat today with no real sources of surf anywhere, and little on the way. Tiny to small windswell around 2-4 foot is possible at some better exposed east and northeast facing shores today, but don't expect much power. North and northwest facing shores will stay flat at only 0-2 foot but some breaks may pick up a little wrapping windswell if we're lucky. South facing shores should also stay flat at only 0-2 foot with no swell to mention. There is a slight chance for us to pick up some south-southwest swell over the weekend, but Kaho`olawe will block much of it. Odds are a little better for a moderate pulse arriving around Monday of next week out of the south. Details in the long-range forecast below. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 2-4 foot Extended Surf Forecast A decent storm pushing into the Tasman Sea late last week sent a nice swell toward Fiji and her sisters but the extreme travel distance and island shadowing will result in only a small to moderate south-southwest swell reaching Hawai`i around Saturday. Unfortunately, Maui probably won't see much of this energy due to Kaho`olawe blocking th vast majority of swell. As usual, those who know where and when to look may pick up some fun surf, but we shouldn't expect anything. A severe gale set up far south of ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 27th, 2010

Flat. Although we may see a little southeasterly windswell filling in today and into the weekend, don't expect to find anything good out there for a while. Unfortunately, the Big Island will block much of this energy as well, so finding any surf will be a challenge over the next couple of days, but those breaks that do pick anything up may rise close to moderate levels. South facing shores will mostly come in the 0-3 foot range with the potential for some of the best-exposed breaks to see a little extra bump if you know when and where to look. Windswell along our east facing shores should continue at tiny levels around 1-3 foot. North and northwest facing shores have no swell whatsoever to mention and will stay completely flat at only 0-2 foot. Our next chance for any surf won't be until late next week though, so get what you can while it's here. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast The incoming southeast swell was produced by strong tradewinds near French Polynesia earlier in the week but it probably won't really offer too much excitement and much of it will be blocked by the Big Island and Kaho`olawe. The shorter-period swell won't pack as much punch either, so whatever does show up on our exposed breaks will likely be minor. But it's all that we have so make the ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 25th, 2010

Overall flat conditions will continue today with little change expected through the end of the week. A small southeast swell is possible over the weekend but it is quite unlikely. Some spots may pick up a little southwesterly background swell through Thursday, but that too is quite unlikely. Most of our south facing shores will only see weak background surf around 0-3 foot at best, but a few breaks may pick up a freak waist-high set or two. Windswell along the east and northeast facing shores may be around 1-3 foot but the wave period is so low that most breaks will only see unrideable chop and slop. The north and northwest facing shores will stay completely flat at the low side of 0-2 foot with no swell to mention at all. 0-2 foot 0-2 foot 0-3 foot 1-3 foot Extended Surf Forecast Although there is a miniscule chance that we could pick up a tiny to small southwest swell produced by gales pushing into the Tasman Sea last week, the typical shadowing in this swell window as well as Kaho`olawe will almost certainly prevent anything from reaching our shores. If anything does somehow make it, it will be too small to be worth any effort. Looking farther east in the South Pacific, an area of strong tradewinds sent some energy toward our islands last week, but much of this energy would be blocked by the ...

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