4-6 foot
1-4 foot
0-3 foot
4-7+ foot


East facing shores will continue to experience advisory-level surf through the weekend. Surf is expected to ease slightly early next week in response to the winds trending down and shifting to the east-southeast. The High Surf Advisory for east facing shores has been extended through Sunday. The ongoing small northwest swell will gradually subside during the weekend. Another small northwest swell will arrive Sunday night and continue through early next week. Resulting surf along north and west facing shores will remain well below advisory levels through this time. Southern shores will see a slight increase in surf through the day Monday as a small long-period south-southwest swell fills in. The surf should remain below advisory levels through this time before easing Tuesday through the mid-week period. Gale conditions are likely to persist over the typically windier zones around Maui County and the Big Island, and the Gale Warning for those areas remains posted through Saturday. A Small Craft Advisory has been extended through Sunday for the remainder of the coastal waters.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Hawaii Swell Period Model
Hawaii Swell Height Model


Tide Predictions

High tide at Kahului was 2.2 foot at 1:17 AM late last night, dropping to a low of 0.9 foot at 7:16 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 1.7 foot at 12:16 PM just after noon, before once again dropping to a low of -0.1 foot at 6:44 PM early this evening

The sunrise was at 06:42 am this morning and will set at 05:44 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 27 days old, and is in a Waning Crescent phase. The next New Moon will occur at 12:19 PM on Tuesday, November 29th.

Maui Weather

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current observations as of 12pm December 18th, 2018

Weather Outlook for Saturday

Strong trades will continue through today before dropping slightly on Sunday, but breezy conditions will remain into next week. Passing clouds and showers will affect most areas of the state, with a focus over windward and mountain locations. Showers are expected to increase by midweek.

High pressure is sending strong trade winds over the state with quick hitting showers and downpours possible over most locations. The high will move slowly east over the next several days as a weakening cold front pushes east across the north Pacific. The front is not expected to reach Hawaii but it will degrade the pressure gradient enough over the islands to drop trade winds down to breezy conditions Sunday, and continue at that level into early next week.

A wind advisory remains in effect today for areas of Maui County and the Big Island. Expect strong wind gusts over areas such as leeward Kohala, around Kohala Ranch and along Kohala Mountain Road, route 250, between Waimea and Hawi on the Big Island, as well as elevated exposed coastal headlands around Maui and the Big Island. Expect the strong winds to continue into this afternoon before diminishing this evening.

Drier trade winds are expected Sunday and early next week as the trades weaken and moisture levels upstream of the islands remain below average. Shower chances increase again Tuesday/Wednesday and into the latter half of the week as increasing moisture moves into the eastern half of the state, and an upper level trough brings some instability to the atmosphere. The moisture and instability combined with the trade winds will increase showers and bring a wet trade regime back over the islands.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING. Sunny and windy. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs 80 to 85. Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING. Sunny and windy. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 78 to 84. East winds 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the late morning and afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SUNDAY… …WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING. Windy. Partly sunny with showers likely in the morning, then mostly sunny with scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 67 to 82. East winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SUNDAY… …WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING. Windy. Partly sunny with showers likely in the morning, then mostly sunny with scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs around 81 at the shore to around 68 at 5000 feet. East winds 15 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph increasing to 50 mph in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING. Sunny and breezy. Highs around 85 at the shore to 68 to 73 upcountry. East winds 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the late morning and afternoon. Gusts up to 55 mph.

Haleakala Summit

Windy. Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 48 at the visitor center to around 44 at the summit. Southeast winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - November 26th, 2016