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

The current south swell will diminish through the rest of the weekend. Small south and southwest swells are possible throughout next week. An early season small to moderate northwest swell is expected to arrive late Monday, and last through Thursday, bringing below advisory level surf for north and west facing shores. Winds and seas are expected to stay below advisory levels over the coastal waters through the rest of the weekend and into next week.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Hawaii Swell Period Model
Hawaii Swell Height Model

Tide Predictions

Low tide at Kahului was 0.6 foot at 2:32 AM late last night, rising to a high of 2.0 foot at 11:17 AM shortly before noon, then dropping to a low of 1.1 foot at 7:09 PM early this evening, before once again rising to a high of 1.1 foot at 9:22 PM late this evening

The sunrise was at 06:11 am this morning and will set at 06:33 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 8 days old, and is in a Quarter phase. The next Waxing Gibbous will occur at 7:07 PM on Friday, September 16th.

Hawaii Wind Report

Maui Weather

Wind: n/a at 0 mph
current observations as of 8am October 20th, 2018

Weather Outlook for Saturday

A surface high pressure to the northeast will continue to bring light to moderate trade winds into next week, with clouds and showers favoring windward and mauka areas. Showers will be more prevalent during the night and early morning hours. Humid conditions with more active showers are expected next week as tropical moisture spread over the state.

Moderate trade winds continue across the state early this morning. Low clouds and showers carried by the winds are affecting mainly windward and mountain areas, though a few showers reached the lee areas of the smaller islands as well. The surface high pressure that is responsible for the winds will stay far northeast of the area. Quite a bit of moisture has spread over the eastern islands overnight into early this morning. Radar data continued to reveal the present of some heavier showers. Due to the present of a trough of low pressure at the higher level in the island vicinity, atmospheric conditions have become more favorable for the heavier showers to develop. Morning soundings from Lihue and Hilo showed no surprises, with low level moisture extending to 10k feet on Hilo sounding. Expect more passing showers to affect mainly windward and mountain areas today, with some showers reaching the lee areas of smaller islands during the morning hours.

The surface high will move farther north in the next couple of days, though now the forecast models indicated it will strengthen slightly as well. In the meantime, a weak surface low pressure currently about 500 miles southeast of the islands is expected to lift northwest in the next few days, passing the Big Island by about Monday. This will result in winds easing a bit for the Big Island and Maui county Monday and Tuesday, while moderate trade winds will continue over the northern islands. This weak low will also bring tropical moisture to the area. Muggy conditions are expected, as dew point temperatures are poised to edge upward into the lower and mid 70’s by Monday. Furthermore, an upper level trough will persist near the state through much of next week, and be providing more instability to the atmosphere. Therefore conditions will become even more favorable for unsettled weather across the islands next week, with more active showers affecting the state.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 66 to 72. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 68 to 75. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 62 to 74. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 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 72 at the shore to around 54 at 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

Mostly clear. Lows around 70 at the shore to 53 to 60 upcountry. East winds up to 10 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

Haleakala Summit

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening, then isolated showers after midnight. Lows around 47 at the visitor center to around 44 at the summit. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - September 10th, 2016