Maui Surf

South Swell Hits Maui Shores

June 16, 2016, 1:58 PM HST
* Updated June 16, 2:02 PM
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A recent large south swell crashed along Maui’s West and South facing shores over the holiday weekend and continued into the early part of this week.  A swell that originated off the coast of New Zealand stormed through the south Pacific and continued to push its way to the Hawaiian Islands.  This was a surprise blessing for many Maui surfers who took advantage of the over head size waves with promising surfing conditions.  Check out some of the action below.

Micah Nickens finds some shade at Ma'alea Photo: Justin Andrade

Micah Nickens finds some shade at Māʻalaea Photo: Justin Andrade

Randy "Goose" Welch pops off the top in Lahaina Photo: Justin Andrade

Randy “Goose” Welch pops off the top in Lahaina Photo: Justin Andrade

Unidentified at Ma'alea Harbor Photo: Dave Gomez

Unidentified at Māʻalaea Harbor Photo: Dave Gomez

Jimmy Mickenny with the backside approach at Ma'alea Photo: Dave Gomez

Jimmy Mckinny with the backside approach at Māʻalaea Photo: Dave Gomez

Ty Simpson-Kane off the top in Lahina Photo: Justin Andrade

Ty Simpson-Kane off the top in Lahaina Photo: Justin Andrade

Eli Hannaman leans into the rail on the west side Photo: Adam Klevin

Eli Hannaman leans into the rail on the west side Photo: Adam Klevin

Randy "Goose" Welch Photo: Adam Klevin

Randy “Goose” Welch Photo: Adam Klevin

Kevin Sullivan with a classic style and approach Photo: Adam Klevin

Kevin Sullivan with a classic style and approach Photo: Adam Klevin

A rare beauty for Maui at Ma'alaea Photo: Peahi Surf Media

lamina A rare beauty for Maui at Māʻalaea Photo: Peʻahi Surf Media

South Swell. Photo credit: James Flynn.

South Swell. Photo credit: James Flynn.

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