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Maui Surf Report for October 29th, 2016

3-5 foot 1-3 foot 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); })(); A small long-period east swell produced by former East Pacific Hurricane Seymour, which may arrive in the islands later Saturday could linger through the weekend. In addition to this east swell, choppy surf remains elevated along east facing shores due to the strong trades. As a result, a High Surf Advisory remains in effect through Sunday afternoon for most east facing shores of the island chain. This High Surf Advisory will likely need to be extended into Monday. Small to moderate north and northwest swells are expected through Tuesday. Surf heights are forecast to remain below the High Surf Advisory criteria along north and west facing shores of the islands through early next week. The latest guidance from the Wave Watch III model continues to show a new long-period north-northwest swell will build on Wednesday, peak Wednesday night, then lower gradually on Thursday. A second north-northwest swell is expected to arrive late Thursday, peak Thursday night and early Friday, then lower gradually Friday night. As a result, surf heights may reach the High Surf Advisory criteria along some north and west facing shores of the smaller Hawaiian Islands from late Wednesday into Thursday, and ...

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Maui Surf Report for October 22nd, 2016

3-5+ foot 1-3 foot 0-2 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); })(); Surf for east facing shores will continue to build today as the winds strengthen, with surf heights along east facing shores reaching advisory levels. Therefore, a High Surf Advisory is in effect for the east facing shores of most islands though Sunday. Elsewhere, there will be a series of small north to northwest swells through Monday, with a moderate west-northwest swell expected on Tuesday. A Gale Warning is in effect for the typically windy coastal waters around the Big Island and Maui through early Sunday morning as trade winds strengthen a bit more today. A Small Craft Advisory (SCA) continues for the rest of the coastal waters as well. The trades will gradually weaken Sunday through Wednesday, allowing the cancellation of the Gale Warning while the areal coverage of the SCA likely being pared back to the typically windy coastal waters around Maui county and the Big Island only. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.5 foot at 12:07 AM just after midnight, rising to a high of 2.2 foot at 8:42 AM this morning, then dropping to a low of 0.9 foot at 5:10 PM late this afternoon, before once again rising to a ...

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Maui Surf Report for October 8th, 2016

2-4 am | 5-10+ pm 1-3 am | 4-6+ pm 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); })(); A new northwest swell rose rapidly at buoy 51001 220 miles northwest of Kauai starting around 2:00 PM Friday afternoon. Forerunners from the swell reached Kauai and Oahu overnight but swell heights remain small. The swell is expected to peak Saturday evening, producing advisory level surf along north and west facing shores, then gradually subside. As that swell fades, a northwest swell generated from former Tropical Cyclone Chaba will arrive Monday, peak on Tuesday, then decline on Wednesday. The later swell will be a bit smaller and surf from that swell may not quite reach the advisory threshold. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through early Saturday morning for strong trade winds over the windy areas around the Big Island and Maui. This advisory will likely be extended through Sunday. Winds will likely subside ahead of the shower band moving over the area Monday. Winds speeds will rebound behind the shower band and will likely remain strong through the rest of next week. Tide Predictions Single high tide at Kahului will be 1.9 foot at 8:36 AM this morning. The sunrise was at 06:18 am this morning and will ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 25th, 2016

1-4 foot 1-3 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 through the next week. A series of mainly small pulses of south-southwesterly swell will continue to bring small surf to our south facing shores. A very small, relatively short-period northwest swell is already diminishing and this swell will fade Sunday. A new relatively short-period north-northwest swell is expected Monday and Tuesday, but resulting surf along north and exposed west facing shores will be small. Increasing trade winds will lead to gradually increasing windswell that will drive moderate short-period surf along east facing shores. A high pressure cell building to the distant northwest of the islands is bringing an increase in trade wind speeds, with wind speeds up to 25 knots in the Alenuihaha channel. With winds expected to increase further, a Small Craft Advisory (SCA) has been issued for the typically windy marine zones around the Big Island and Maui. The SCA is posted through Tuesday night, although it is expected that it will need to remain in place through much of the week. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.5 foot at 4:15 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 2.3 foot at 11:43 AM shortly before ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 18th, 2016

3-5 foot 1-4 foot 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 current northwest swell peaked at around 5 feet with a wave period of about 14 seconds earlier Sunday. The swell will continue to gradually decline from Sunday evening through Monday with no other significant northwest swells due through the end of the upcoming work week. The fresh to strong trade winds will maintain short period easterly seas of about 7 feet at 8 seconds through Sunday, followed by a decline during the work week. South facing shores will see mainly small south-southwest swells of 2 feet or less through Monday, with possible increase in swell energy Tuesday and Wednesday. A Small Craft Advisory (SCA) remains in effect for the typically windy waters adjacent to the Big Island and the islands of Maui County, in addition to the Kaiwi Channel and the waters north of Maui County, due to locally strong easterly trade winds. In addition, seas are forecast to be just below the sca threshold of 10 feet over waters exposed to the northwest swell through early Sunday morning. By Sunday, only the typically windy waters adjacent to the Big Island and the islands of Maui County are forecast to remain under the ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 10th, 2016

1-3 foot 1-2 foot 2-4 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 current south swell will diminish through the rest of the weekend. Small south and southwest swells are possible throughout next week. An early season small to moderate northwest swell is expected to arrive late Monday, and last through Thursday, bringing below advisory level surf for north and west facing shores. Winds and seas are expected to stay below advisory levels over the coastal waters through the rest of the weekend and into next week. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.6 foot at 2:32 AM late last night, rising to a high of 2.0 foot at 11:17 AM shortly before noon, then dropping to a low of 1.1 foot at 7:09 PM early this evening, before once again rising to a high of 1.1 foot at 9:22 PM late this evening The sunrise was at 06:11 am this morning and will set at 06:33 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 8 days old, and is in a Quarter phase. The next Waxing Gibbous will occur at 7:07 PM on Friday, September 16th. Maui Weather .weatherbox { margin: 10px 0 0 -10px; padding: 0; position: relative; width: 728px; height: 40px; background: transparent url(http://omaui.com/scripts/weather-2/images/weatherbg.png) repeat-x left center; ...

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Maui Surf Report for September 3rd, 2016

5-12+ foot 2-4+ foot 1-4 foot 10-15++ 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 east facing shores. Surf along north facing shores may reach advisory levels as well. Dangerous and very high surf generated by Lester will be affecting the east facing shores of most islands tonight through Saturday. The surf will be peaking island by island through Saturday as this swell moves westward in tandem with Lester's movement. Surf for the north facing shores for the smaller islands will be reassessed if an advisory is needed. The surf will gradually diminish from east to west Saturday night and Sunday. Surf heights along south facing shores will see an uptick beginning Monday as a series of south swells are expected across the area next week. Winds and seas will be highly dependent on the track and intensity of Lester and will be highly variable from one location to another. The strongest winds will be near the center of the system but strong winds may occur well away from the center due to terrain effects. Winds and seas will gradually diminish after the passage of Lester. Moderate to locally strong trade winds are expected to spread ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 27th, 2016

0-3 foot 0-2 foot 1-4 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); })(); Overall, the surf around Maui will be flat to tiny at best. No significant swells are expected through the middle of next week, though surf along east facing shores will be slightly elevated due to the stronger trades. Winds and seas, as well as surf along east facing shores, will likely increase toward the middle and end of next week due to the possible effects from Tropical Cyclones Lester and Madeline. There is still quite a bit of uncertainty on the scenario as the situation is developing. A series of tiny to small south swells will attempt to reach our south shores throughout the forecast period and we may even see a small west swell around the end of the work-week. Locally breezy trade winds accelerating around the high terrain will keep the seas choppy and sloppythrough the weekend. Although these winds may briefly and slightly ease a little on Saturday, it is expected to increase a little Sunday and Monday. These wind speeds will remain high enough to warrant a small craft advisory through Sunday. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was 0.2 foot at 4:29 AM early this morning, rising to a high ...

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Maui Surf Report for August 20th, 2016

0-3 foot 0-2 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); })(); Trade winds will continue to produce short period choppy surf arond knee to waist-high levels along east facing shores through Saturday with a downward trend in heights early next week as winds diminish. Tiny north-northwest swell may be found at select north shore breaks but wave heights will be inconsistent and only around knee-high levels. Most breaks will stay closer to flat. A series of small southerly swells can be expected through the weekend and on into the middle of next week. No other significant swells are expected. Tide Predictions High tide at Kahului was 1.9 foot at 3:30 AM late last night, dropping to a low of 0.1 foot at 9:28 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 2.5 foot at 4:02 PM late this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.3 foot at 10:27 PM late this evening The sunrise was at 06:05 am this morning and will set at 06:51 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 17 days old, and is in a Waning Gibbous phase. The next Last Quarter will occur at 3:44 AM on Thursday, August 25th. Maui Weather .weatherbox { margin: 10px 0 0 -10px; padding: ...

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Maui Surf Report for July 30th, 2016

1-3 foot 1-2 foot 1-4 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); })(); Winds and seas are expected to remain below small craft advisory levels for the next few days as an upper-level low weakens the pressure gradient over the area. The trade winds will strengthen again by the middle of next week as the low moves off to the north. Small to moderate east-northeasterly windswell may provide something to ride along select windward shores around waist to maybe chest-high levels but it will likely be sloppy and choppy. Very small mix of old south-southwest swell and a new southwest swell will only provide tiny to small surf at select south shore breaks. There will be a series of small south swells into next week but surf will remain below the advisory level. Only small surf is expected along north and west facing shores. Tide Predictions Low tide at Kahului was -0.2 foot at 5:37 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 2.5 foot at 1:11 PM early this afternoon, then dropping to a low of 0.9 foot at 7:45 PM early this evening, before once again rising to a high of 1.4 foot at 11:57 PM shortly before midnight The sunrise was at 05:58 am this ...

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