0-3 foot
0-2 foot
1-3 foot
3-5 foot

Fading south swell may still offer knee-waist high surf at select south shore breaks with a potential higher set possible from time to time. Latest near shore buoy observations show that trade wind-driven seas have diminished to the point that the high surf advisory for east facing shores is no longer needed, and the advisory has been cancelled. Potential for high surf along east facing shores will increase again after Wednesday as the upstream fetch of trade winds increases. A series of long-period swells from the south will produce surf near seasonal averages along south facing shores through the next week, with surf expected to remain below advisory levels. A small short-period north-northeast swell is possible around the middle of next week, likely delivering little in the way of surf.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Hawaii Swell Period Model
Hawaii Swell Height Model

Tide Predictions

High tide at Kahului was 1.4 foot at 12:21 AM just after midnight, dropping to a low of -0.3 foot at 6:54 AM early this morning, then rising to a high of 2.4 foot at 2:16 PM early this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.8 foot at 8:38 PM early this evening

The sunrise was at 05:44 am this morning and will set at 07:10 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 13 days old, and is in a Full Moon phase. The next Waning Gibbous will occur at 6:20 PM on Monday, June 27th.

Hawaii Wind Report

Maui Weather

Wind: n/a at 0 mph
current observations as of 12pm December 18th, 2018

Weather Outlook for Saturday

A strong high far north of the islands will maintain locally breezy trade winds for the next week. Trade wind weather will dominate, with windward clouds and showers occasionally spreading leeward on the smaller islands. The atmosphere will be relatively stable through the weekend, so showers are expected to be brief, favoring nights and mornings. Showers may become more active again next week as a trough aloft makes the atmosphere less stable, and remnants of an old front ride in on the trades.

A slow-moving and strong high pressure cell far N of the area will prevail for the next week, ensuring that a trade wind weather pattern continues over the islands. A building ridge aloft will keep atmospheric stability high this weekend, thereby limiting windward rainfall, while also leading to a decrease in the high cloud cover of the last day or two. A highly amplified flow aloft will help to carve out a closed low aloft about 600 miles west of Kauai early next week, which may bring increasing high clouds to Kauai and Oahu. The presence of this low, and a trough aloft extending over the area from the northeast, is expected to combine with low-level moisture sources to provide a steady stream of windward showers that will continue to be most active during nights and mornings.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Clear and breezy. Lows 67 to 72. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph early in the evening.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

Breezy. Mostly clear with isolated showers. Lows 67 to 74. East winds 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered showers. Lows 58 to 72. East winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows around 73 at the shore to around 54 at 5000 feet. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

Mostly clear. Lows around 69 at the shore to around 56 upcountry. Southeast winds around 10 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

Haleakala Summit

Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 49 at the visitor center to around 43 at the summit. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - June 18th, 2016