3-5 am | 6-10 pm
0-3 foot
1-3+ foot
1-3 foot

The current northwest swell will continue to subside through Saturday with surf still holding on in the head-high to occasionally overhead range at the best breaks. A new moderate size northwest swell is expected to arrive Sunday with surf potentially reaching near advisory level along select north and northwest shores. This swell will peak early Monday morning followed by a gradual decline through Tuesday. A new south-southwest swell will peak Saturday with wave heights potentially reaching waist-high level, but heavy island shadowing should be expected. Another small northwest swell may possibly arrive Thursday, most likely overnight but there isn’t any other surf expected through the forecast period. A high pressure ridge trailing a departed surface high is located just north of Kauai and it is expected to provide light southerly winds to the islands through the weekend. Light to moderate trades are not expected to return until Tuesday of next week.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Hawaii Swell Period Model
Hawaii Swell Height Model

Tide Predictions

High tide at Kahului was 2.4 foot at 2:11 AM late last night, dropping to a low of 0.2 foot at 8:30 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 1.7 foot at 2:04 PM early this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of -0.2 foot at 8:05 PM early this evening

The sunrise was at 06:35 am this morning and will set at 06:35 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 14 days old, and is in a Full Moon phase. The next Waning Gibbous will occur at 4:01 PM on Monday, March 20th.

Hawaii Wind Report

Maui Weather

Wind: n/a at 0 mph
current observations as of 7am October 20th, 2018

Weather Outlook for Saturday

A surface ridge will persist near the state through the rest of the weekend as a front approaches the area from the northwest. Winds will be light favoring a southerly direction. Daytime heating will likely result in some clouds and showers to develop during the daytime hours especially over interior areas. Trade winds may return next weekend as a weak front reaching the islands from the north.

Mainly fair weather across the state early this morning as a surface ridge lies near the northern islands. A few heavy showers have developed, mainly east of Kauai as revealed by radar. Morning Lihue and Hilo soundings showed little change in terms of profile. Both indicated a slightly improvement in stability but slightly more moist. There is a east-moving front northwest of the islands and as this front advances closer to the area, the aforementioned surface ridge will shift southward, resulting in winds turning more south to southwest over the northern islands while staying mainly southeast over the eastern islands.

The approaching front will pass just north of the state through rest of the weekend into early next week. As such, mainly light southerly flow will persist across the area. This will continue to allow volcanic emissions from Kilauea spreading to the smaller islands. Winds will be light enough to allow sea breezes to develop during the day, with land breezes at night. Airmass is expected to be still somewhat unstable, though conditions will be an improvement compared to the past couple of days. With lingering moisture present in the island vicinity, clouds and showers will develop at times, especially over the islands during the day with the help of daytime heating.

As the next front departs east, latest forecast models now indicated a rather broad and weak high pressure may prevail in the island vicinity next week. Hence, light winds will continue but becoming more easterly. Furthermore, winds will still be light enough to allow widespread land and sea breezes to develop. Mid level ridging is still expected near the area, and will keep the airmass rather stable. Thus rainfall is expected to be limited.

Forecast models continue to indicate another front will approach the state from the north toward the end of next week, with a moderate surface high pressure behind the front. Latest model runs show this weak front will reach the islands by about early next Friday, then stall and dissipate in the island vicinity over next weekend. Moisture associated with this front will bring an increase in clouds and showers for the area. And as the front dissipates, stronger trade winds will finally return to the state. Thus, the islands may see wet trade wind weather by the next weekend.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the evening. Haze through the night. Lows 63 to 68. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Haze. Lows 64 to 70. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Haze. Lows 56 to 68. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the evening. Haze through the night. Lows around 67 at the shore to around 50 at 5000 feet. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

Mostly clear. Haze through the night. Isolated showers after midnight. Lows around 66 at the shore to around 53 upcountry. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Haleakala Summit

Mostly clear. Lows 43 to 50. Light winds.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - March 11th, 2017