Dismal Surfing Conditions on Maui

August 14, 2013, 3:42 PM HST · Updated August 14, 3:48 PM

By Carlos Rock

File photo.

File photo.

The surfing on Maui for this week looks pretty dismal, to say the least.

The stereotypical flat surf of summer on Maui is here, after an unusually good run.

All spots on the island are registering at 1 to 3-feet, which on Maui means flat-to-inches, depending on where you go.

You might be able to get surf a longboard, but swimming, diving, stand-up paddling, and fishing would probably be more productive ocean activities in the meantime.

Stay tuned on the surf conditions because summer isn’t over yet.

There could possibly be another huge south swell to end summer the way it started.


The east side and Lahaina side will always be your best bet in the meantime. The glassy mornings are ideal whereas the windy onshore afternoon sessions from the strong trade winds will prove to be more difficult when the surf is so small.

This summer has been exceptional in terms of swell activity, so no complaints here. There have been waves for the two months and is only now starting to slow down during mid-August. Hopefully mother nature is just taking a small break and will stir up more swells to cap a great summer of surfing.

Stay tuned for more updates.



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