Maui Surf

Mid August Surf Flat Spell

August 16, 2013, 4:43 PM HST
* Updated August 16, 4:44 PM
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By Carlos Rock

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About this flat, if not flatter. File photo.

The waves are still very small around the whole island. Maui is currently going through a pretty bad flat spell with no signs of swell activity on the radar either.

Your best bet will be east facing shores with the possibility of some wind swell from the breezy conditions if you absolutely have to surf.

Leave the short board at home, and bust out the long board, SUP, Costco foam board, or a diving mask with a pair of fins.

Be careful if you decide to go on a swim, the recent shark attacks are a cause for concern as many are fearful to venture into shark territory.


Many have even cancelled their surf lessons, not that there is much to surf anyway.


The consistent wind is keeping windsurfers and kiters occupied at Kanaha and Ho’okipa Beach Parks. It might be time to delve into a new hobby.

To watch some good waves, see the Billabong Pro Tahiti’s live webcast to see the best try to slay Teahupoo.

Stay tuned for more updates and keep checking the forecast. Summer’s not over yet – there is still a chance of more big swells.

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