2-5 foot
1-3 foot
1-3 foot
1-4 foot


A small, long-period northwest swell will continue through Sunday, with peak surf heights well below advisory levels, only coming in around waist- to head-high levels at best. South facing shores will continue to see small, long- period swells through most of the next week, with the potential for a small increase from the south-southwest around mid-week. It is worth noting that the source of this swell is a low in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand, which typically reduces confidence in the arrival time as the swell must pass through numerous island groups. Otherwise, short-period wind waves will increase as trade winds strengthen early next week, bringing an increase in wave heights along east facing shores.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Hawaii Swell Period Model
Hawaii Swell Height Model


Tide Predictions

Low tide at Kahului was 0.5 foot at 5:00 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 1.0 foot at 10:53 AM this morning, then dropping to a low of 0.8 foot at 3:23 PM early this afternoon, before once again rising to a high of 1.7 foot at 10:15 PM late this evening

The sunrise was at 05:46 am this morning and will set at 06:57 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 8 days old, and is in a Quarter phase. The next Waxing Gibbous will occur at 9:16 PM on Saturday, May 21st.

Hawaii Wind Report

Maui Weather

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current observations as of 12pm December 18th, 2018

Weather Outlook for Saturday

Light winds will prevail through the weekend, with breezy trade winds returning early next week. With the light winds, evening clouds and isolated showers will gradually diminish through the early part of tonight. However, increasing clouds and showers are expected Saturday with the potential for locally heavy rainfall and isolated thunderstorms. Light winds Sunday will allow sea breezes to drive afternoon clouds and showers after a mostly dry morning. Trade winds will return next week, delivering showers to windward areas.

Light trade winds will continue over windward areas through the weekend with widespread sea breezes forming along the leeward sides of the island. A high pressure ridge now located 300 miles north of Kauai will remain nearly stationary over the weekend allowing for the light trades, afternoon sea breezes and nighttime land breezes. The light winds will allow sea breezes to drive cloud and shower development during the afternoons. Current MIMIC and model analysis shows a pool of enhanced moisture near the Big Island that runs on an east to west axis. This moisture pool will gradually move north over the smaller islands late tonight and saturday bringing increasing chances for rain.

This moisture is the leftover remains of a front that brought heavier rains to Maui County earlier in the week. The boundary is forecast to move slowly N through Sunday, with a weak trough developing along the boundary Saturday. As this occurs, a mid- level trough will move over the state from the west bringing colder temperatures aloft, potentially triggering locally heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms over the smaller islands, mainly Saturday afternoon and evening. Sunday…a convective pattern will likely bringing clear skies in the morning with clouds and showers increasing in the afternoon.

High pressure will strengthen far NE of the state early next week as the surface trough near the islands dissipates. Trade winds will strengthen in response, and an upper level disturbance NE of the islands may cause the trade wind flow to be on the wetter side early in the week.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the morning, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs 79 to 86. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the morning, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs 74 to 83. Northeast winds around 10 mph in the morning becoming light. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the morning, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs 63 to 80. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the morning, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs around 76 at the shore to around 62 at 5000 feet. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

Partly sunny. Isolated showers in the morning, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs around 84 at the shore to around 67 upcountry. East winds around 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Haleakala Summit

Partly sunny. Scattered showers in the morning, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs around 62 at the visitor center to around 56 at the summit. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - May 14th, 2016