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Maui Surf Report for January 9th, 2016

15++ foot 8-12+ foot 2-5 foot 1-3 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); A large northwest swell associated with a low pressure system that rapidly strengthened east of the date line and well north of the state over the past 24 to 36 hrs is expected to impact the Hawaiian waters through the weekend with a peak through the overnight hours Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Recent altimeter passes near and just west of this low showed seas ranging from 30 to 38 ft and as high as 45 ft within the westerlies south of its center yesterday evening, which appear to be lining up well with the latest ww3 model guidance. Although the arrival time of the swell could vary from late this afternoon to late this evening over the northwest waters, the swell is expected to peak sometime after midnight through early Sunday morning as it spreads eastward through the islands. As a result, the small craft advisory has been expanded across most of the marine zones through the remainder of the weekend and a high surf warning has been included for the exposed north and west facing shores. A combination of the large northwest swell and higher than normal high tides that are ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 19th, 2015

4-7 foot 2-4 1-3+ foot 7-10+ foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for east facing shores effective through 6pm Monday evening due to a large windswell producing well overhead surf along windward exposed shores. A broad area of high pressure anchored far northeast of the main Hawaiian islands will keep strong tradewinds in place during the next several days. These strong easterlies will continue to generate advisory level surf along most east facing shores of the islands, and the rough seas and choppy conditions are expected to continue through early next week. Conditions will not be favorable for surfing due to the strong winds. A small north swell may add a little surf to our north shores over the weekend but don't expect much. Another small northwest may fill in early next week as well. We may even get a small northwest swell for Christmas, if we're lucky. The models continue to show nearly all activity hugging the Aleutian Island chain as high pressure north of the state pushes the storm track toward the north. As a result, we should not expect any significant swell through the forecast period, although there is some hope around the ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 12th, 2015

4-7 foot 2-4 1-3 foot 4-7+ foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's east facing shores effective through 6pm Saturday evening due to strong tradewinds whipping up a large windswell. The strong trades upstream of the islands will gradually decrease today, but will still produce surf above advisory levels along our east and northeast facing shores through Saturday. This surf will remain elevated along east facing shores through the rest of the weekend with a slow fade into the work-week. A new northwest swell is expected to arrive late Monday evening and will continue into Wednesday with wave heights reaching near advisory levels along exposed north and northwest facing shores at its peak. Although the low generating this swell will be quite deep, the largest swells will unfortunately pass north of Hawaii. Looking farther out, we won't see much action for quite a while. The long-range models aren't showing any potential swells arriving until at least Monday the 21st. There should at least be windswell through this waiting period. Surf Summary North and northwest facing shores will be in the 4-7 foot range this weekend as the current swell gradually fades away. Upper West shores will come ...

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Maui Surf Report for December 5th, 2015

5-8 || 15++ foot 4-6+ | 10-15 1-3 foot 2-4+ foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for Maui's north facing shores effective through 6pm Sunday evening. A large northwest swell will reach Hawai`i Saturday and will build throughout the day on Kaua`i and O`ahu. however, this energy will likely not reach Maui until later in the day, peaking Sunday morning with surf heights reaching above triple-overhead levels. A slow fade is then expected into the work-week. Leftover surf from the north-northwest will still be found Saturday with surf still holding at overhead levels, which should keep us happy until the new swell arrives. Minor easterly windswell and tiny lingering south-southwest swell may be found along east and south facing shores this weekend. Another round of potentially larger northwest swell is setting up for mid-week arrival with overlapping events expected to keep the large surf going through the following weekend. The first swell should arrive Wednesday, followed closely behind by another more north-northwesterly swell arriving late Thursday or Friday morning, with yet another large swell arriving next Saturday. There will be plenty surf to get excited over through the forecast period... have fun and stay safe. Surf Summary North ...

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Maui Surf Report for November 28th, 2015

10-15+ foot 8-12+ foot 1-4 foot 4-6+ foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Maui's north shores effective through 6am Sunday morning. Surf heights will reach into the 10-15 foot range through the day today peaking Sunday around triple-overhead levels or higher at select breaks, possibly triggering a high surf warning. Continuing south-southwesterly swell will decrease along our south shores although some areas may still pull in waist-high or below sets from time to time. Leftover north-northeasterly windswell will still be found along windward shores as well as strong onshore winds whip up large and sloppy surf. Another round of large northwest swell is expected to arrive Tuesday into Wednesday around similar levels as the current swell. The new long-period northwest swell was generated earlier this week by a very powerful storm packing hurricane-force winds near the Kuril Islands. A long-lived fetch was aimed in our direction over several days and is just now leaving our swell window. The resulting swell will last for several days reaching near extra-large levels at its peak. Another low developed closer to Japan and is currently approaching the international dateline Saturday on an east to east-northeasterly track. The resulting swell ...

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Maui Surf Report for November 14th, 2015

2-4 foot 1-3 foot 1-4 foot 4-7+ foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); Short-period windswell and a slightly longer period easterly swell are combining to bring rough and elevated surf to Maui's east facing shores, and a High Surf Advisory remains in effect through 6pm Sunday evening. The advisory may need to be extended again as tradewinds are expected to stay elevated east of the state well into next week. Wave heights should come in around head-high levels along the better exposed east and northeast facing breaks. North and northwest facing shores may see sloppy surf in the knee to waist-high range at most exposed breaks but some areas may see slightly larger sets from time to time. Tiny to small leftover surf from the south-southwest may still be found along select south facing shores, but it is on the way out. Some south facing shores may pull in wrapping windswell as well. No other significant swells are expected until a long-period northwest swell arrives on Tuesday, peaking Wednesday with a slow fade through Thursday. This northwest swell is expected to peak near advisory levels along exposed north and northwest facing shores. With the windswells from the east continue to arrive, these combined seas may exceed ...

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Maui Surf Report for November 7th, 2015

5-8 foot 4-6 foot 4-6 foot 5-8+ foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); A High Surf Advisory remains in effect through 6pm Monday evening along east facing shores of all islands due to high tradewind-driven waves. This advisory is expected to continue through the weekend and may remain in place through much of next week. Moderate long-period northwest swell will peak today below advisory levels, then gradually subside Sunday through early next week. A moderate late season south swell will peak near or just below advisory levels Saturday, then gradually subside Sunday through early next week. Large but rough surf will be found along the east and northeast facing shores, combining with a moderate long-period northwest swell along the north and northwest facing shores. The best exposed breaks could pull in some fun surf but don't expect good conditions. A new late season south-southwest swell will continue to build along our south facing shores Saturday with wave heights reaching head-high levels at the better exposed breaks. Wrapping windswell may pull in much larger surf in some areas as well, but will also result in poorer conditions as well. Looking further out, it appears that high pressure dominating the North Pacific will prevent any decent swells out ...

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Maui Surf Report for October 31st, 2015

6-10 foot 2-5 foot 3-5 foot 3-5 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); Energy from the south-southwest will continue along our sough shores with waist to shoulder-high sets likely at the better exposed breaks. Although declining, a larger west-northwest to northwest swell will still be found along our north and northwest facing shores with surf reaching near double-overhead at the better breaks while coming in at overhead levels at the lesser breaks. A High Surf Advisory has been issued effective through 6pm Saturday evening with a slow fade over the next few days. A storm east-southeast of New Zealand is currently aiming another nice round of late-season south swell in our direction, likely reaching our summer shores around Friday or Saturday. Wave heights shouldn't reach advisory levels but the swell may offer some fun sets. However, the long-range models are predicting a strong storm bombing near the international dateline south of the central Aleutian Islands around the middle of the week that could produce a large northwest swell that would also arrive Saturday. More details to come. Today's Surf Summary North and northwest facing shores should still have surf in the 6-10 foot range with higher sets possible at the best breaks. Upper West shores may pull in ...

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Maui Surf Report for October 17th, 2015

4-7+ foot 2-4+ foot 4-7+ foot 1-4 foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); A long period south swell will maintain elevated surf along south facing shores of the state with wave heights potentially reaching well overhead levels at the best exposed locations. A High Surf Advisory remains in effect for south facing shores of all Hawaiian islands through Saturday evening. This south swell is expected to gradually decline on Sunday. Another long period south swell will likely arrive in the islands Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, possibly reaching advisory levels and a slow fade into the weekend. A moderate short-period north swell will gradually lower through this weekend as well. A slightly smaller northwest swell expected to arrive early next week will likely peak Wednesday and then slowly lower through the end of the work week. Continued activity in the southern hemisphere will keep surf along our south shores through much of the forecast period, but it does look like a slow down is likely as we look further into the model runs. Yet another tropical system is expected to develop over the next several days far east-southeast of the islands. Although the models indicate the storm recurving well east of the state near the ...

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Maui Surf Report for October 10th, 2015

2-4 | 4-7+ foot 1-3 | 3-5+ foot 3-5+ foot 2-4+ foot (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); A new round of short-period north-northwest swell will fill in through the day with small surf expected in the morning slowly building to head-high or possibly overhead levels by sunset tonight. This action should continue through the next several days. Another reinforcing north-northwest swell should arrive Tuesday, but it will be much smaller, and with shorter wave periods. South shores should have a small to moderate south-southwest swell peaking Saturday near head-high levels at the best breaks. However, the majority of this swell is missing Hawai`i to the east, so don't set your hopes too high. Additional swell from the west is possible, produced by a distant typhoon, but the odds are low and island shadowing will be a factor. Select west exposed breaks may pull in some fun sets through Monday or Tuesday. Low pressure near the dateline is expected to track toward the east rather quickly, setting up a small to moderate northwest to north-northwest swell arriving Tuesday, but a nearby front will likely rough up the conditions. Tropical Storm Nora is currently building far east-southeast of the islands but it is not expected to threaten Hawai`i. ...

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