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Maui Surf Report for April 8th, 2017

3-5 foot 2-4 foot 0-2 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); })(); Several north and northwest swells will provide small to moderate surf to north facing shores into next week, while trade winds deliver short-period surf of varying (mostly small) sizes to east facing shores. Some slight swell energy from the southern hemisphere is expected to provide small surf to south facing shores, with a larger long-period pulse possible in just under a week from now. Surf along all shores is expected to remain below advisory-level heights through the next week. A low passing well north of the islands will drag an associated front toward Kauai through the weekend, suppressing a surface ridge southward over the islands, with winds veering and weakening. The front will stall north of Kauai early next week and gradually dissipate as a new high builds northwest and north of the islands, leading to increasing trade winds from late Monday into Wednesday. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 2.1 foot at 1:05 AM late last night, dropping to a low of 0.1 foot at 7:29 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 1.7 foot at 1:25 PM early this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.1 foot ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 25th, 2017

3-5 am | 6-10+ pm 0-3 foot 0-3 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); })(); Forerunners of a large incoming west-northwest swell have been arriving on schedule at buoy 51101 to the northwest of Kauai as of Saturday morning. A Friday evening satellite altimetry pass showed that this swell appears to be running close to the Wavewatch guidance levels, and the latest wave model has also come into much better agreement with the Wavewatch on the timing of this swell. Surf on Kauai is expected to build to warning levels (25 ft north/20 ft west) during the day, then peak Saturday night into Sunday morning. Warning level surf should continue through the day Sunday, before gradually subsiding early next week. The more westerly direction of the swell will likely cause Kauai to shadow the other smaller islands. The current forecast continues to hold surf for exposed north and west facing shores of Oahu and Maui County just under warning levels. A slightly larger more northwest swell could bring warning level surf to Oahu and Maui County as well. Surf along west facing shores of the Big Island is also forecast to reach low-end warning level (12 ft) Saturday night through Sunday night. A high surf ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 18th, 2017

2-5 am | 6-10 pm 0-2 foot 0-3 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); })(); The current swell has started to shift to the north at buoy 51101 over the last couple of hours, but remains out of the north-northwest at buoy 51001. Wave heights will be mostly in the waist- to head-high range, potentially higher from time to time at the better exposed breaks. As the swell shifts to the north and then north-northeast, we could see surf rise to near advisory levels on some east facing shores late Saturday or overnight into Sunday. With the northerly switch just starting to show at one of the buoys, there is no advisory posted at this time, but the NWS will monitor the swell to see if one will be warranted. A large low pressure system far to the west of the state produced a west-northwest swell, which is forecast to start arriving Saturday night, peaking Sunday night, and then gradually subsiding through Tuesday. The grids reflect swell a few feet above the Wave Watch III guidance, which also would suggest a High Surf Advisory would be likely for exposed north and west facing shower of some of the smaller islands with this swell. Due to the ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 11th, 2017

3-5 am | 6-10 pm 0-3 foot 1-3+ 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); })(); The current northwest swell will continue to subside through Saturday with surf still holding on in the head-high to occasionally overhead range at the best breaks. A new moderate size northwest swell is expected to arrive Sunday with surf potentially reaching near advisory level along select north and northwest shores. This swell will peak early Monday morning followed by a gradual decline through Tuesday. A new south-southwest swell will peak Saturday with wave heights potentially reaching waist-high level, but heavy island shadowing should be expected. Another small northwest swell may possibly arrive Thursday, most likely overnight but there isn't any other surf expected through the forecast period. A high pressure ridge trailing a departed surface high is located just north of Kauai and it is expected to provide light southerly winds to the islands through the weekend. Light to moderate trades are not expected to return until Tuesday of next week. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 2.4 foot at 2:11 AM late last night, dropping to a low of 0.2 foot at 8:30 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 1.7 foot at 2:04 PM early this afternoon, ...

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Maui Surf Report for March 4th, 2017

2-4 am | 4-7+ pm 0-3 foot 1-3 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); })(); Surf will be small today, although short-period windswell will affect some south facing shores, especially along beaches of the western end of the island chain. The new west-northwest swell will likely produce surf reaching the High Surf Advisory criteria along exposed north and west facing shores of most islands, including the west facing shores of the Big Island, from Sunday into Monday. Looking ahead, a new north-northwest is expected to arrive late Wednesday, peak Thursday, and then gradually lower on Friday. The new west-northwest swell is expected to arrive over the waters northwest of Kauai later Saturday, is expected to peak on Sunday, and will then gradually subside early next week. Light and variable winds are expected from late Sunday into early next week as a surface ridge builds back in from the east while another ridge builds in from the west. Another high building to the northwest of the region may push another front toward the islands around the middle of next week. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 1.0 foot at 12:38 AM just after midnight, rising to a high of 1.4 foot at 5:26 AM early this morning, ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 25th, 2017

6-10+ foot 1-3 foot 0-3 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); })(); The National Weather service has issued a High Surf Advisory for north face shores through 6am Sunday morning. Surf may increase into the 8-12+ foot range along select north and northwest facign shores. A storm east of the Kamchatka peninsula produced a large long-period northwest swell that has been building overnight. This swell is expected to peak Saturday before slowly subsiding through Monday. A gale north of the area has produced a smaller and shorter-period north swell. That swell is expected to gradually shift out of the north northeast. These two swells will combine to produce advisory level surf along north and west facing shores of the smaller islands through Saturday evening. Gentle to locally fresh trade winds should be expected through Saturday night before winds weaken and shift out of the southeast overnight into Sunday as a trough deepens northwest of the area. A tiny southwesterly swell may show along select south facing shores through the weekend, but don't expect much. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 2.5 foot at 2:21 AM late last night, dropping to a low of 0.4 foot at 8:41 AM this morning, then rising to a high of ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 18th, 2017

3-5+ foot 1-3 foot foot 0-3 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); })(); The current northwest swell will continue to subside through Saturday. Another large northwest swell is expected Saturday night, most likely triggering high surf advisories for the north and west facing shores for most of the isles. This swell will be supported by a small to moderate size north swell that may prompt another high surf advisory for the east facing shores with a northern exposure, possibly Sunday. This series of northwest swells will begin to subside Monday. A new long-period northwest swell is anticipated to arrive Wednesday, potentially reaching advisory levels. This swell should persist through Thursday night. Along with this swell, a short period northeast swell from a low pressure area forecast to form north of the islands may impact the state during the second half of week. This swell may prolong the advisories for the east facing shores. Additionally, the east facing shores will see rough and choppy seas caused by the strong and blustery tradewinds. A front will reach the islands Saturday afternoon and clear the area by Sunday night. High pressure building in behind the boundary will strengthen north and northeast winds. Small craft advisories (SCAs) will be issued as ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 11th, 2017

4-6+ foot 1-4 foot foot 0-3 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); })(); Conditions will continue to deteriorate across the Hawaiian waters as a cold front moves into the area. Heavy showers that are currently impacting the northwest waters early Saturday morning will continue to shift eastward down the island chain through the day. A few embedded thunderstorms will be possible over the waters through this time. In addition to the deteriorating weather associated with the cold front, a moderate west-northwest swell associated with a storm-force low that developed east of Japan earlier this week will peak through the day Saturday, then steadily subside later in the evening through Sunday. This swell combined with advisory-level winds out of the southwest generating short-period/choppy seas locally will continue to generate rough conditions across the waters, which will persist through the evening before trending down. This swell will also continue to generate advisory-level surf along exposed north and west facing shores through Saturday. Conditions will steadily begin to improve as the front stalls and dissipates over the state and the west-northwest swell eases Sunday. Local winds are forecast to shift out of the west across the Kauai and Oahu waters behind the front at light to moderate speeds tonight, then ...

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Maui Surf Report for February 4th, 2017

6-10 foot 2-4+ foot foot 0-2 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); })(); A new northwest swell is expected to peak Saturday before lowering gradually Sunday. A High Surf Advisory is in effect for north and west facing shores of Niihau and Kauai and along north facing shores of Oahu Molokai and Maui through Saturday afternoon. Will keep an eye on the obs through the day today, but the Wavewatch III has a pretty good handle on this swell and expect it to slowly lower Saturday night and Sunday. A much larger, long period northwest swell is expected to arrive Sunday night, with an extended period of warning level surf likely through much of next week. The largest surf is expected Tuesday and Wednesday, before the swell lowers gradually Wednesday night through Friday. Strong southwest winds ahead of a cold front will combine with the large northwest swell to cause Small Craft Advisory conditions across some areas of the coastal waters as early as Sunday, expanding in coverage and lasting through early next week. The southwest winds ahead of the front will also cause an increase in short period, choppy surf along exposed south and west facing shores Sunday morning through Monday night, making for rough conditions. ...

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Maui Surf Report for January 28th, 2017

8-12+ foot 2-4+ foot foot 1-3 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); })(); There will be an abundant amount of surf across the area through the weekend and on through most of next week. A new large northwest swell will peak today, then lower gradually tonight and early Sunday. High end advisory level surf is expected along exposed shorelines with this new swell. A High Surf Advisory has been issued for north and west facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, and Molokai; and along north facing shores of Maui. A larger north northwest swell is expected to fill in Sunday, peak Sunday night and early Monday, then lower gradually later Monday and Monday night. Warning level surf is expected during the peak of the swell. A large north-northeast swell is expected to fill in Tuesday, peak Tuesday night and Wednesday, then lower gradually Thursday and Friday. Advisory level surf is expected with this swell. Also, a small to moderate size northwest swell is on tap for the Wednesday through Friday time period. Finally, an east swell will keep surf elevated on east facing shores, especially Sunday through Tuesday when heights may rise to near advisory level. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 2.6 foot at 3:19 AM ...

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