3-5+ foot
1-4 foot
0-3 foot
1-4+ foot

Leftover shorter-period surf may still be found along select north shore breaks but overall wave heights will remain small Saturday. A pair of northwest swells will arrive through early next week, and are expected to produce advisory level surf along exposed north and west shores. The first is expected to arrive Saturday evening and will peak Sunday, while the second is expected to build overnight Monday evening and will peak Tuesday. A high surf advisory will likely be issued later Saturday for impacts associated with the first swell. Another northwest swell, with peak heights near advisory levels, is possible next weekend. Strong trade winds through the week will lead to short-period windswell along east facing shores that are expected to become large enough by mid-week to result in advisory level surf through at least the end of the week.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Hawaii Swell Period Model
Hawaii Swell Height Model

Tide Predictions

High tide at Kahului was 1.7 foot at 3:19 AM late last night, dropping to a low of -0.4 foot at 9:37 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 2.3 foot at 4:31 PM late this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.5 foot at 10:43 PM late this evening

The sunrise was at 06:09 am this morning and will set at 06:44 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 2 days old, and is in a Waxing Crescent phase. The next First Quarter will occur at 4:00 AM on Thursday, April 14th.

Hawaii Wind Report

Maui Weather

Wind: n/a at 0 mph
current observations as of 1pm December 18th, 2018

Weather Outlook for Saturday

Trade winds will prevail for the next week, delivering clouds and a few brief showers to windward areas, while leeward areas remain mostly dry. While light to moderate wind speeds are expected over the weekend, breezy conditions are expected for most of next week.

A seasonable trade wind weather pattern will prevail over the next week, with the trade winds delivering periods of clouds and showers to windward and mauka areas. Now that moisture associated with a dissipated front has moved S of the Big Island, little in the way of significant or organized moisture is expected through the forecast period.

Latest surface analysis depicts surface highs centered to the distant NE and NW of the islands, with an associated ridge axis about 450 miles N of Oahu. Forecast models show several high pressure systems passing well N of the area over the next week, supporting a trade wind flow of varying speeds. Lightest winds are expected around Sunday as the high currently to the NW tracks quickly E, and a new front passing well N of the area briefly weakens the gradient. Another high passing well N of the area will tighten the gradient early next week bringing breezy conditions for most of the upcoming week, with an even stronger high potentially building N of the islands by this time next week.

Moisture associated with a dissipated front near windward Big Island has moved S overnight, and weather should be drier there today as compared to the last 2 days. A nearby mid-level ridge is expected to keep the subsidence inversion in place through the period. With no significant moisture influxes expected, windward areas statewide will receive a few brief showers that will favor nights and mornings while leeward areas will remain mostly dry. A drought information statement /dgthfo/ was issued on Thursday, and highlights the worsening drought in portions of the state.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Mostly clear. Lows 63 to 68. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the evening. Lows 64 to 70. East winds around 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 56 to 68. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 67 at the shore to around 52 at 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

Mostly clear. Lows around 66 at the shore to 51 to 56 upcountry. East winds around 10 mph.

Haleakala Summit

Mostly clear with isolated showers. Lows around 45 at the visitor center to around 39 at the summit. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - April 9th, 2016