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Favorite Links for Wind and Swell Conditions in Maui


#1

Please post your favorite links to wind and swell conditions in Maui. Here’s a few of mine:

Commentary

Wind

Swell

Winter Swell

Summer Swell


#2

WAM: https://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/wxmap_cgi/index.html#global


#3

I like the forecast discussion on http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/AFD.php - they usually have a short section on swell (the Pat Cadwell is the best detailed discussion) but the general weather discussion is really good albeit on the technical side.


#4

Synoptic chart is handy: http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/P_sfc_full_ocean.jpg


#5

@Jarad, how do you read that thing:


#6

An important skill for any surfer to have :slight_smile: Generally a big low pressure = surf. A big high pressure = no surf. A well defined high parked to the north of Hawaii = trade winds. Right now the high pressure north of Hawaii is getting broken up by low pressure which means the trade winds are forecast to drop over the next few days.


#7

Here’s a couple more links:


#8

Here’s another interesting link:

(from this page: http://stormsurf.com/locals/hi.shtml)


#9

This one is the best for Maui, hands down:

Done by a long time Maui surfer and wave sailer, he draws from all sources and combines that with his extensive local knowledge to blow away all other forecasts!