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Unknown surfer tows into a massive set at Peahi, Jaws and nearly escapes the heavy lip. Photo by Riley Yap.
Big Surf Draws Huge Crowd at Peahi’s “Jaws”
January 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui Surf
 

Over the next couple of days, the north facing shores of Maui will be hounded by a massive northwest swell so big that the National Weather Service has issued a high-surf warning in effect through Friday morning.


A bodyboarder and standup paddler enjoy Ho'okipa's gifts on Christmas morning last month. Photo by Riley Yap.
Waves Are Expected to Build By Week’s End
January 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui Surf
 

Wave activity will continue to decline this evening although a combination of north to northwest swells is projected to build through Tuesday, Jan. 7, peaking to potentially double overhead sets at the best exposures.


A surfer snaps back at the Kihei Harbor, Friday, Dec. 20. Waves were cranking over the weekend thanks to a late winter swell. Photo by Riley Yap.
Christmas Offering: Surf Between 15 to 20 Feet
December 24th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Maui Surf
 

Another high-surf advisory remains in effect from 6 a.m. this morning to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25. Surf will rise today, remain elevated tonight into Christmas and projected to peak Thursday, with wave heights on the north shore between 15 to 20 feet.


Ho`okipa. File photo by Carlos Rock.
Advisory Surf Brings 10-15 Foot Sets to North Shore
October 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Weather
 

The National Weather Service extended a high surf advisory for affected shorelines until 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, due to elevated surf.


Season Opening Swell
Season Opening Swell
September 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui Surf
 

The latest big northwest swell is on the decline, but it provided more than enough fireworks for the season premiere.


Waves at "Lanes," just to the left of Ho'okipa. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.
North Shore Surf Remains Elevated at 10-15 Feet
April 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Surf, Weather
 

Forecasters from the National Weather Service say a large north swell, combined with locally generated wind waves, will continue to produce rough surf throughout the day.


View of from Hookipa of large and messy sets on the North Shore, all the way to Kahului.  File photo by Madeline Ziecker.
North Shore Surf 16-22 Feet
April 1st, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Surf, Weather
 

Surf will remain elevated along the north facing shores of Maui and Molokai today, resulting in a continued High Surf Advisory until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.


Kona Sunsets are the best. Photo:Carlos Rock
Rising Swell a Dangerous Temptation for Surfers
March 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui Surf
 

Surfing during a rising swell is the most dangerous time to be out in the water because you never really know how big it’s going to get until it is sometimes too late.


Maui's north shore. File photo by Wendy Osher.
20-25 Foot Surf Prompts Warning
March 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui Surf, Weather
 

Forecasters from the NWS expect surf to build to 20-25 foot range along the north facing shores this afternoon and tonight. Surf along the west facing shores is projected to be in the 15-20 foot range.


3 hours later. Ho'okipa. Photo:Carlos Rock
Surf Cold, But Light Winds Making Great Conditions
March 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui Surf
 

The light winds have been hanging around for a while, making exceptional surf sessions with the glassy conditions. There is one downside though, the water has been COLD.


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