1-4 foot
1-3 foot
4-7+ foot
1-3 foot


Surf along south facing shores remains elevated Saturday morning due to a large south-southwest swell. Surf heights are expected to peak later today, then gradually diminish into early next week. As a result, a High Surf Advisory remains in effect through Sunday afternoon for all south facing shores.

In addition to the elevated surf along south facing shores, coastal flooding impacts associated with record-level King Tides will continue each day this weekend along all shores, especially in Maui County and Oahu. Beaches and shorelines, boat ramps and docks, and vulnerable low-lying roads and structures will be impacted during these late afternoon and early evening high tides.

Elsewhere, surf along east facing shores will trend down through the weekend due to the light winds. However, a small short-period north-northeast swell will support small surf along east facing beaches and reefs with exposure to swell energy from this direction through Monday.

Small background surf is expected to persist along north facing, mainly at locations exposed to the north-northeast swell mentioned above. The latest wave model guidance continues to show a small to moderate north-northwest (330-340 deg) swell filling in from Monday night through mid-week due to the fetch associated with the circulation around a surface low tracking north of the state later this weekend.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Hawaii Swell Period Model
Hawaii Swell Height Model


Tide Predictions

High tide at Kahului was 1.3 foot at 2:42 AM late last night, dropping to a low of -0.7 foot at 9:05 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 2.7 foot at 4:31 PM late this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.7 foot at 11:10 PM shortly before midnight

The sunrise was at 05:43 am this morning and will set at 07:03 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 2 days old, and is in a Waxing Crescent phase. The next First Quarter will occur at 12:43 PM on Thursday, June 1st.

Hawaii Wind Report

Maui Weather

90°/96°
Wind: NE at 24 mph
Sunrise: 6:06 AM
Sunset: 6:50 PM
current observations as of 1pm August 21st, 2017

Weather Outlook for Saturday

Light easterly winds with localized land and sea breezes will prevail across the island chain through the rest of Memorial Day weekend as pressure gradient slackens across the region. Passing showers will favor windward areas, while convection developing in the afternoons and evenings over the islands will bring showers to the interior and leeward sections. Unsettled weather is possible through Sunday as an upper level trough passes over the state. Typical trade wind weather is expected to return early part of next week as high pressure is expected to strengthen north to northeast of the islands.

Light easterly winds continue across the islands early this morning with widespread land breezes as pressure gradient remains relax across the region. A little more low clouds have developed in the island vicinity overnight, with persistent clouds over the Big Island as well as windward east Maui. Early morning Lihue and Hilo soundings continue to reveal a somewhat dry airmass in the island vicinity, with Lihue sounding still depicting a more unstable airmass over the western portion of state.

A weak pressure pattern will continue in the island vicinity through the rest of the Memorial Day weekend as high pressure far northwest continues to weaken and edge south, resulting in light synoptic easterly flow across the area. Widespread daytime sea breezes and overnight land breezes will prevail. Clouds will build over the interior and leeward areas of the islands during the day under the converging sea breezes, with showers developing, while there will be some clearing at night under the diverging land breezes. The background light easterly wind flow may also bring some clouds and showers to the windward areas at times. An upper level trough currently northwest of the islands will pass over the area through Sunday. It will bring cold temperatures aloft, leading to the airmass in the island vicinity to become more unstable. Showers will be enhanced, with locally heavy downpours possible, especially in the afternoon and evening for the next couple of days. As the upper level trough moves closer to the state later today, Kauai and Oahu may see more active weather. The focus of unsettled weather is expected to shift to the eastern portion of the island chain Sunday as the upper level feature advances east. Atmospheric conditions may become unstable enough for thunderstorms to develop over the Big Island. Therefore, have introduced a slight chance of thunderstorms to leeward Big Island Sunday afternoon and evening in this forecast package. Furthermore, temperature at the Big Island summits may become cold enough for a chance of freezing rain to affect that area.

High pressure far northeast of the state is expected to extend westward early part of next week, and then stay north to north-northeast of the islands toward the later part of next week. This will bring stronger trade winds back to the island chain beginning late Tuesday. Winds are expected to strengthen to moderate levels by the second half of next week. Airmass in the island vicinity is expected to become more stable as an upper level high passes north of the region. Thus, typical trade wind weather is expected for the islands for much of next week, with passing low clouds and showers affecting mainly windward areas.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers early in the evening. Locally heavy rainfall possible early in the evening. Lows around 63. Southeast winds up to 10 mph shifting to the northeast early in the morning. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SUNDAY. Sunny in the morning, then partly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs 78 to 86. Southwest winds up to 10 mph until mid morning becoming light, then becoming northwest up to 10 mph late in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers early in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated showers in the late evening and overnight. Locally heavy rainfall possible early in the evening. Lows 54 to 66. East winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SUNDAY. Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs around 80 at the shore to around 66 at 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SUNDAY. Sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with scattered showers in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs around 87 at the shore to 68 to 74 upcountry. East winds up to 10 mph shifting to the south in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Haleakala Summit

Mostly clear. Isolated showers early in the evening. Lows 41 to 50. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - May 27th, 2017