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Tuesday, December, 7 2021


the skinny

As the storm continues to slowly move to the west we can expect to see a little bit more of the sun this afternoon. It should be a great day for rainbow sightings! Unfortunately it is another trough day for snorkeling. Rain runoff is causing brown water everywhere. Coastal flooding this morning is also washing lots of debris into the water.

The waves are starting to get smaller but are still breaking powerfully & currents remain very strong just about everywhere as well. Please be extra careful on the roadways & keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 1.0

It’s windy & raining this morning. Poor snorkeling & hazardous ocean conditions. Lots of rain runoff & coastal flooding this morning is causing brown water with lots of debris in the ocean.

Powerful waves are still breaking throughout the Zone. Dangerous currents & undertow. Napili bay & Kapalua bay have slightly smaller waves but it is still not advisable to play in the water.

Near Ka’anapali: 2.0

Mostly cloudy & rainy this morning with a chance of it clearing up a bit this afternoon. Lots of rain runoff is causing brown murky water with lots of debris such as logs & all sorts of other things floating around- this will be a problem all day.

Powerful waves are breaking along the shoreline & are even smashing along Black Rock as well. Currents are very strong. The waves should start to fade this evening.

South Side: 1.0

Mostly cloudy & stormy. The sun may pop out but more rain is likely later in the day as well. Lots of rain runoff causing brown water everywhere.

Lots of debris floating around along with powerful waves breaking is making for hazardous ocean conditions. Currents & undertow are extremely strong throughout the Zone. It is not advised to go in the water today.


Monday, December, 6 2021


the skinny

Part of the storm has passed by so keep an eye out for rainbows as the sun pops out from time to time. More wet weather & heavy rain is expected off & on all day. We are under a flash flood watch. Ocean conditions are hazardous due to powerful waves, extreme currents & rain runoff pollution.

The water is brown everywhere. We received 10 inches or more of rain in 24 hours. Lots of flooding, mudslides are likely. Hazardous driving conditions at times. Please take extra care while driving today.

North West: 0

Heavy rain is expected off & on all day. Strong winds & extremely dangerous ocean conditions. Powerful waves continue to break high on the shoreline.

Currents & undertow are extremely strong. Lots of rain runoff & pollution- brown water everywhere.

Near Ka’anapali: 0

Rain expected off & on all day. It will probably rain heavy at times as rain bans pass through the area. Ocean conditions are extremely hazardous.

Powerful currents, undertow & large waves are breaking. The water is very brown due to rain runoff pollution.

South Side: 0

Winds are pretty light this morning & the sun is trying to break through. More rain is expected & will possibly be heavy at times.

The ocean is hazardous due to powerful currents & waves breaking. Lots of rain runoff pollution & the water is brown everywhere.


Sunday, December, 5 2021


the skinny

We have an approaching storm that is expected to bring extremely heavy rainfall & extremely strong winds. This morning it is still pretty dry but heavy rain is expected to start this afternoon. I’m sorry but ocean conditions are poor for snorkeling in all 3 Zones & are quite hazardous. We also have a flash flood warning for the island.

We have a High Surf Warning for shores exposed to north swells. This north swell is also affecting Ka’anapali with waves & currents. Ocean conditions are very dangerous. We also have a south swell generated by the strong storm heading our way. There’s always a chance that things can improve, but it’s not looking too likely today.

North West: 1.0

Extremely dangerous ocean conditions throughout the Zone. Huge waves breaking high up onto the shoreline. Extremely strong currents, undertow & extremely powerful waves.

There is a lot of water moving around! Heavy rain is expected this evening along with strong south winds. It is advised to stay out of the water & be extra cautious on the shoreline.

Near Ka’anapali: 2.5

Partly sunny this morning. Increasing clouds then heavy rain expected later this afternoon. Powerful waves are breaking along much of the shoreline. Snorkeling conditions are poor.

The biggest waves are near Whalers Village. Extremely strong currents & undertow. Strong south wind this afternoon adding wind chop into the mix as well.

South Side: 3.5

Mostly cloudy. Heavy rain is on the way. South winds increasing throughout the day. Waves are breaking throughout the Zone.

Waves are picking up as the storm approaches from the south. Snorkeling conditions are poor. Flooding is highly likely tonight.


Saturday, December, 4 2021


the skinny

It is expected to be a bit dryer today. This morning we have mostly cloudy skies & light wind. The sun is trying to break through & may make an appearance off & on. Later this afternoon the chance of rainfall increases, particularly in the Northwest & the Southern Shores.

A huge north swell is filling in today causing extremely dangerous conditions in the Northwest Zone. A High Surf Warning has been issued for shore exposed to north swells.

North West: 2.0

Cloudy with an increasing chance of showers this afternoon. Southwest wind becoming stronger throughout the day. Rain runoff is an issue. Big waves & extremely dangerous currents!

Powerful north swell making for extremely dangerous ocean conditions throughout the Zone! Waves will be getting bigger all day & washing high onto the shoreline.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

Mostly to partly cloudy. Winds picking up out of the south. Although rain is possible, it will likely remain on the dry side through the morning with occasional sprinkles. The sun may pop out at times.

Snorkeling conditions are looking pretty nice along the south face of Black Rock. There are slightly elevated waves along the shoreline & currents are strong out near the rock tip. Kahekili has more waves along the shoreline.

South Side: 5.0

Mostly to partly sunny this morning with increasing chance of rain this afternoon. Although not huge, the waves are up a bit & breaking along most of the shoreline.

The smallest waves can be found at Kamaole beach 1 & the north little corner of Ulua beach. rain runoff from yesterday is still an issue.


Friday, December, 3 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! We have a rain storm passing over Maui today. Heavy rain fall is expected off & on. The sun may pop out from time to time so keep an eye out for beautiful Maui rainbows! Snorkeling conditions are poor this morning with rough ocean conditions & rain runoff everywhere.

There is however a chance, mainly at Black Rock in Ka’anapali, that conditions may improve this afternoon. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued, Please be mindful that ocean & land conditions can change quickly- it can get better as well!

North West: 3.0

Lots of rain overnight, this morning and more on the way. Rain is heavy at times. Rain runoff is problem. Winds are out of the northwest & getting stronger. Seas are choppy.

A powerful north swell is on the way & is expected to cause very hazardous ocean conditions. Large waves should start washing high on the shoreline later today.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

An optimistic score as it has been raining heavily off & on. The ocean is pretty rough this morning. There’s a chance the rain & wind may ease off this afternoon in Ka’anapali.

There is rain runoff to consider as well & conditions are not good this morning but could improve along the south face of Black Rock.

South Side: 4.0

Lots of heavy rain expected off & on all day. Onshore winds & choppy seas. Rain runoff is an issue as well. Waves are breaking along the shoreline.

Flash floods are likely. Keep an eye out for rainbows as the sun may pop out occasionally.


Thursday, December, 2 2021


the skinny

We have another incredibly beautiful beach day. Sunshine & light winds are expected for most of the day. There’s a slight chance of clouds moving over the island later.

There is a south swell causing waves to break throughout the southside & Ka’anapali. A north swell may increase later as well. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can get better as well! Have a lovely day on Maui!

North West: 7.0

Beautiful clear skies with light wind this morning. Snorkeling conditions are looking really good inside the main bays. Waves are breaking in the more open ocean exposed areas.

Be aware that the waves will probably pickup sooner or later today as a north swell builds. Inside Napili bay, Kapalua bay & much of Honolua is looking good.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

Seriously beautiful beach day. Light wind & sunny skies. Waves & swells are affecting snorkeling. The waves are not huge but big enough to be extra cautious of. Areas with smaller waves look fun for boogie boarding.

The south face of Black Rock has swells moving water around & pushing toward the rock at times, but is still decent just be extra cautious of waves & currents.

South Side: 4.5

Gorgeous beach day with light wind & sunshine expected most of the day. Increasing clouds are expected this afternoon. Waves are breaking & affecting snorkeling.

The waves are hazardous along the shoreline in Makena. The smallest waves are at Kamaole beach park # 1 and the north little corner of Ulua beach.


Wednesday, December, 1 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful first day of December on Maui. We have mostly sunny skies with a chance of passing showers. It looks like most of the moisture will stay in the mountains so we can expect lots of rainbows.

There is small south swell that bumped up this morning. The waves are just big enough to affect entering & exiting the water in areas of the Southside & Ka’anapali. A north swell may cause waves to pick up in areas of the Northwest sometime today. Please be aware that conditions can change- they can & usually get better!

North West: 7.0

It rained quite a bit overnight but it is clearing up nicely. Scattered showers are possible off & on this morning. It’ll likely remain mostly sunny along the shoreline. Winds gusting around 20 mph expected later.

Snorkeling conditions are looking good. The waves are small inside the bays but may pick up later on as a north swell starts to build. Napili bay & Kapalua bay look best. Honolua bay may need a couple hours for rain runoff to dissipate.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

Sunny skies are expected with a very small chance of isolated showers passing through. The waves are not huge but have picked up & are breaking along the shoreline.

Swells are pushing towards the face of Black Rock & breaking along Kahekili. Visibility is compromised & currents are stronger. It may calm down a bit later.

South Side: 5.0

Mostly sunny with light wind early increasing this afternoon. It could become quite breezy with wind waves picking up later. The waves are not huge but are breaking along much of the shoreline affecting entering & exiting the ocean.

The little north end of Ulua beach & Charlie Yong beach have smaller waves than elsewhere.


Tuesday, November, 30 2021


the skinny

Mostly sunny skies are expected after passing rain showers this morning. Rain could be heavy at times. Most of the rainfall will be in the Northwest Zone. Clouds will most likely stick to the mountains above Ka’anapali & Wailea. The wind will be a bit lighter today.

There is a fading northwest swell & a very small south swell. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly, it can improve as well!

North West: 5.0

It rained heavily over night & it looks like another pass of rain fall is likely around mid-morning. Rain runoff is an issue. The stream at Honolua Bay has been flowing so I’d avoid that area for now.

Waves are breaking in the more open ocean exposed beaches & the shallow edges of the bays. Inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay the ocean is pretty calm.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Mostly sunny skies & lighter east wind expected. Most of the rain is sticking to the mountains but may move through the area then clear up again. Ocean conditions are really nice & will likely remain so for most of the day.

As usual the currents are stronger further out from shore & out past the rock tip. Black Rock & Kahekili both have great snorkeling conditions.

South Side: 7.0

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds this afternoon. It will most likely remain pretty dry in south Kihei & Wailea where the wind will probably stay favorable as well.

There are slightly elevated waves in some areas. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua & Wailea beach and Makena Landing are all looking really nice this morning.


Monday, November, 29 2021


the skinny

Times of sunshine mixed with stormy weather today. Heavy rain is highly likely at times. Super strong winds are expected as well with gusts around 50 mph. Currents are extremely strong due to the wind. There is a chance it may clear up, mainly in Ka’anapali.

A new north swell is filling in which is causing dangerous waves in the Northwest. Wind waves will increase as well. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 3.5

Poor snorkeling conditions & hazardous seas. Heavy rain off & on throughout the day. Powerful waves are breaking & currents are strong. Rain runoff will be an issue.

There are small areas with somewhat calmer water such as the small inside north corner of Napili bay & maybe Kapalua bay. But it is raining & will likely become very rough soon as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

Partly sunny at times with passing showers. Rain could become heavy at times. Extremely windy & the currents are stronger due to the wind.

The south face of Black Rock does have pretty calm water, currents are stronger near the rock tip. There is a chance it may clear up & improve.

South Side: 4.5

Partly sunny with increasing clouds & showers. Extremely strong winds & heavy rain at times. Currents are very strong due to the strong wind. Wind waves will likely pick up this afternoon.

There are small areas such as the little north end of Ulua with calmer water & the corners of Kamaole 1 this morning. But conditions will likely deteriorate quickly as the storm moves in.


Sunday, November, 28 2021


the skinny

We have good snorkeling conditions this morning. The wind is forecast to increase this afternoon becoming pretty strong in areas which will affect some spots. There’s a mix of sun & clouds along with an elevated chance of isolated showers.

The waves are up just a bit as well, mainly on the Southside & may pick up in the north as well later today. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can get better too!

North West: 6.5

Snorkeling conditions are looking good in the Zone this morning. It is a bit cloudy but should become mostly sunny with passing clouds & only a slight chance of isolated showers.

East winds gusting around 20 mph. The waves may pick up later. Currents are strong outside of the bays. Napili Bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua are looking good.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. There’s a slight chance the clouds may move down off the mountains but it will most likely remain clear along the shoreline.

Increasing northeast wind later will probably affect Kahekili while the south face of Black Rock stays great all day. Currents increase out past the rock tip.

South Side: 6.0

Sunny skies this morning with increasing clouds expected this afternoon. Light wind in south Kihei & Wailea becoming stronger this afternoon. Wind waves are expected.

Waves are up just enough to affect entering & exiting the water. Avoid areas with breaking waves. The smallest waves are along Mile Marker 14, the corners of Kamaole beach 1 & the north end of Ulua beach.


Saturday, November, 27 2021


the skinny

We are starting the weekend off with improving snorkeling conditions. The winds are lighter and are shifting out of a more northerly direction. Mostly sunny skies with a higher chance of clouds forming, mainly this afternoon over the south end of the island.

The north swell is getting smaller but still breaking. Unexpectedly, there are slightly elevated waves breaking in areas of the southside this morning. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can indeed get better as well!

North West: 5.0

Mostly sunny & breezy with passing clouds. Winds are more out of the north. The waves are getting smaller but are still affecting snorkeling by breaking over the shallow reef.

Conditions are hazardous in areas more exposed to north swells & further out, outside of the bays. The smallest waves can be found in the north end of Napili Bay & Kapalua Bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful snorkeling & beach conditions are expected all day. There’s still a slight chance of passing clouds & that the wind may affect Kahekili later. Currents are stronger further out as usual.

The wind will most likely remain light enough to stay nice. Either way the south face of Black Rock should have great conditions all day.

South Side: 7.0

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds expected. Snorkeling conditions are pretty good this morning although there are elevated waves breaking along areas of the shoreline.

A north wind this afternoon may get strong enough to cause wind waves to increase. Mile marker 14, the Kamaole beaches & the north end of Ulua are looking good this morning.


Friday, November, 26 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful beach day with plenty of sunshine & breezy trade winds. Snorkeling conditions are looking great this morning in Ka’anapali & much of the Southside. The waves are still on the rise & hazardous in the Northwest Zone. Conditions can change quickly- they can get better too!

North West: 3.5

Beautiful & breezy day. Snorkeling conditions are poor. High Surf Advisory for beaches exposed to north swells. Dangerous waves & super strong currents.

The waves will continue to build throughout the day as the swell peeks later this afternoon. Ocean conditions are hazardous. The smallest waves can be found inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny beautiful beach day with light wind expected for most of the day. There’s still a chance the wind & waves may affect Kahekili later.

Snorkeling conditions are looking fantastic at both Black Rock & Kahekili beach. Stronger currents out past the rock tip.

South Side: 7.5

Sunshine & light wind is making for good snorkeling conditions this morning. The wind is expected to increase out of the north which will likely cause wind waves & a choppy ocean surface this afternoon.

The waves are slightly elevated, mainly in the Makena area. The Kamaole beach parks, Ulua & Makena Landing are looking nice this morning.


Thursday, November, 25 2021


the skinny

Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for our ohana of residents & visitors alike! We give thanks for being able to enjoy the natural beauty of the island of Maui.

Mostly sunny with a chance of isolated showers as breezy trade winds return briefly. We have great snorkeling conditions in Ka’anapali & much of the Southside. Dangerous ocean conditions are expected by this afternoon in the Northwest. A High Surf Advisory has been issued for shores exposed to north swells. Please remember that conditions can change quickly.

North West: 4.0

High Surf Advisory- Extremely dangerous waves are on the way & are expected by this afternoon. Waves over 12 feet will be washing high on the shoreline. Scattered showers, east wind & mostly sunny.

This morning Kapalua bay & Napili bay have small waves but the ocean conditions will become extremely hazardous quickly as the north swell fills in throughout the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Mostly sunny skies are expected . There’s a chance of isolated showers blowing down off the mountain later but it should stay nice along the shoreline. Small waves & light wind this morning.

There’s also a chance of the north swell & affecting Kahekili later in the day. The south face of Black Rock should stay great all day. As usual the currents are strong out past the rock tip.

South Side: 7.5

Mostly sunny with light wind this morning. The wind will likely pick up this afternoon & we have a chance of increasing clouds along with isolated showers later.

The waves are small at most spots although there are occasional elevated waves in areas of Makena. Mile Marker 14, the Kamaole beaches & the Wailea area are all looking great.


Wednesday, November, 24 2021


the skinny

It is another absolutely beautiful morning on Maui! Snorkeling conditions are really good & should remain so in Ka’anapali & the Southside for most of the day. Light winds may allow for some afternoon clouds to form along with isolated showers.

We have a powerful north swell on the way which will start affecting the Northwest Zone today. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly & have a lovely day on Maui!

North West: 6.0

Mostly sunny skies. Wind out of the east around 10 mph. The waves will start to pick up throughout the day & will probably become hazardous later this afternoon.

Waves are already starting to break outside of the bays in the more open ocean exposed beaches. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay looking good this morning- just be aware a north swell is expected.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful beach day with great snorkeling & light wind. There’s a slight chance the wind may turn onshore & clouds may form later but it probably won’t have much an impact.

Snorkeling conditions are incredible at Kahekili & Black Rock. They should stay sweet all day. As usual the currents are strong out past the rock tip.

South Side: 8.0

Mostly sunny with light wind & small waves. The wind will increase a bit & become onshore this afternoon but will likely remain light enough to have good snorkeling for most of the day.

Mile Marker 14, Ulua beach & Makena Landing are all looking great this morning. Clouds may increase later & there’s a slight chance of isolated showers.


Tuesday, November, 23 2021


the skinny

There are great snorkeling conditions this morning in all 3 Zones. Mostly sunny skies are expected for much of the day with increasing clouds in some areas.

Trade winds in areas but the wind will probably slow down a bit. A north swell is expected to start to fill in some time today but the waves are still very small this morning. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can indeed get better as well!

North West: 7.0

Mostly sunny skies. Passing clouds from time to time. Breezy easterly trade winds gusting around 18 mph. Snorkeling conditions are looking great this morning.

A north swell is expected to pick up sometime today. The waves should stay manageable inside Kapalua bay & much of Honolua bay for most of the day. Currents are strong further out & outside of the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny skies are expected. Passing clouds may form in the mountains but it should stay nice along the shoreline. Small waves if any. Winds will likely remain favorable.

As usual currents will become stronger out past the rock tip. Black Rock & Kahekili beach are both fantastic for snorkeling.

South Side: 7.5

Mostly sunny skies with increasing clouds. Light wind expected in south Kihei & Wailea. Stronger onshore wind this afternoon will probably cause wind waves to pick up.

Excellent snorkeling this morning throughout the Zone. Kamaole beaches. Ulua, Wailea & Makena Landing are all looking great.


Monday, November, 22 2021


the skinny

We are starting the week off with small waves & great snorkeling conditions. It is a bit cloudy with passing showers expected from time to time. Mostly sunny skies are expected this afternoon.

Breezy trade winds with the strongest wind in the Northwest & far end of the South Side. Ka’anapali & Wailea should stay pretty calm for most of the day. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they usually get better!

North West: 7.0

Scattered showers this morning may continue off & on throughout the day. Breezy wind gusting over 20 mph. Conditions are looking good inside the bays. Currents are very strong outside of the bays.

Napili bay & Kapalua bay are looking best. If it rains heavily the mountains & the stream at Honolua starts flowing you’ll want to avoid the area.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Passing clouds this morning will likely clear up creating lots of rainbows. Mostly sunny skies are expected this afternoon. The wind probably won’t have too much of an impact along the shoreline.

The waves are small & the ocean surface is calm along the south face of Black Rock & Kahekili beach. Currents are flowing strong out past the rock tip.

South Side: 7.5

Mostly sunny skies this morning along with good snorkeling conditions in south Kihei & Wailea- the wind should stay favorable in these areas. Stronger wind nearby may create wind waves.

The Kamaole beaches, Wailea beaches & Makena Landing are all looking really good for snorkelingIncreasing PM clouds & possible isolated showers.


Sunday, November, 21 2021


the skinny

Mostly sunny skies are expected on this beautiful Sunday on Maui. Small waves in all 3 Zones are allowing for clear visibility & lots of opportunity for swimming with sea turtles. The Trade Winds are making a return to Maui & may cause wind waves in some areas.

Please enjoy swimming with the majestic Sea Turtles from a respectful distance & keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 8.0

Passing clouds & mostly sunny skies. Breezy east wind with gusts over 25 mph. Further out from shore, outside the bays currents will be very strong.

The wind probably won’t have too much of an impact on snorkeling inside of the bays. Kapalua Bay & Honolua bay should have great conditions all day.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunshine & passing clouds are expected. Trade winds expected to increase out of a north easterly direction this afternoon. There’s a chance the wind may affect Kahekili later today.

The south face of Black Rock will most likely remain excellent all day. As usual the currents will become strong out past the tip of the rock.

South Side: 8.0

Sunny skies are expected. Increasing winds, strongest in Ma’alaea & North Kihei which will likely send wind waves south this afternoon. The wind should stay pretty light in Wailea & Makena Landing.

Mile Marker 14, the Kamaole beaches, Wailea beach & Makena Landing are all looking great this morning.


Saturday, November, 20 2021


the skinny

Maui Wowie beach day! It is looking like we will have sunny skies & light wind, along with great snorkeling conditions all day in all 3 Zones! The waves are expected to remain small all day.

Although it is very unlikely today, there’s still a slight chance that the wind & maybe some clouds may increase. Please remember that conditions can change quickly & have a wonderful day on Maui!

North West: 8.5

Mostly sunny skies are expected all day. East winds around 10 mph. The waves are very small throughout the Zone. There’s a slight chance of passing clouds.

Currents are still strong further out from shore outside of the bays. Napili bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua bay should all remain excellent for most of the day!

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Clear sunny skies & light wind is expected all day. The waves are super small. As usual, the currents increase further out from shore in 20 to 30 feet of water.

Snorkeling conditions should stay excellent at Kahekili & Black Rock all day. Small waves are expected all day throughout the Zone.

South Side: 8.5

Sunny skies are expected all day. The wind should stay light enough to keep the ocean surface smooth in South Kihei, Wailea & much of Makena. The waves are small throughout the Zone.

Mile Marker 14, Ulua beach, Wailea beach & Makena Landing will likely remain excellent all day.


Friday, November, 19 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Snorkeling conditions are excellent this morning & will likely remain nice all day in some areas. The trade winds are increasing with the strongest winds in the far north & south ends of the island.

There are mostly only small waves breaking at most spots. Wind waves will pick up in some areas this afternoon, mainly on the South Side. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- this means it can also get better!

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny skies are expected after some morning clouds move in then out of the area. Winds are increasing & will be gusting over 20 mph this afternoon. Snorkeling conditions should remain good inside the main bays.

Currents are very strong further out from shore, outside the bays. Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay are looking best.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. Some clouds may move through the area but it will most likely remain really nice along the shoreline. Snorkeling conditions are great!

The wind may become strong enough & have enough north in it to affect Kahekili later but Black Rock will probably stay excellent all day. As usual the currents are strong out past the rock tip.

South Side: 7.0

Clear sunny skies this morning with light winds & great snorkeling conditions. It looks like afternoon winds will become onshore & strong enough to create wind waves at most spots. Clouds may form in areas later as well.

We are still seeing an occasional larger waves break. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua, Wailea beach & Makena Landing have really good snorkeling conditions this morning.


Thursday, November, 18 2021


the skinny

We have beautiful snorkeling conditions this morning along with light wind & mostly sunny skies. The wind will pick up a little bit & there is a slight chance of isolated showers forming.

It should stay really nice along the shoreline. Please enjoy swimming with Maui’s majestic sea turtles from a respectful distance & keep in mind that conditions can change quickly.

North West: 6.5

Mostly sunny with a light northeast wind. Ocean conditions are calming down inside the main bays. There are still powerful waves breaking in some areas.

Kapalua Bay is looking the best. Napili bay & much of Honolua bay have improved as well but still have areas with breaking waves to avoid. The waves may pick back up later.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Mostly sunny with scattered clouds. Beautiful glassy ocean conditions this morning with small waves at Kahekili & Black Rock where snorkeling conditions are looking excellent.

We have a northeast wind which should remain pretty calm for most of the day but may pick up enough to affect Kahekili later this afternoon.

South Side: 7.5

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. Light wind this morning will become slightly onshore this afternoon & possibly just strong enough to affect some areas.

The waves are smaller & snorkeling conditions are looking great at most spots. Mile Marker 14, the Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach & Makena Landing have all improved.


Wednesday, November, 17 2021


the skinny

Get to the beach! Beautiful clear skies are expected for most of the day! There’s only a slight chance of afternoon clouds & isolated showers.

The waves are a little smaller today but are still affecting the Northwest Zone. The South Side & parts of Ka’anapali have slightly elevated waves in some areas. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 4.0

Mostly sunny with light wind. Scattered showers expected this afternoon. The waves dropped down ever so slightly but dangerous waves are still breaking throughout the zone.

A small area of Honolua bay is not affected by waves but its not advised as most of the reef has breaking waves. It is very important never to snorkel where waves are breaking. Kapalua bay also has areas of smaller waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Clear sunny skies are expected all day. Winds probably wont get too strong but will likely pick up out of the north later. There are still waves breaking in areas of the beach but they are smaller today.

The larger waves are on the southern end of Ka’anapali as well as Kahekili. The south face of Black Rock is looking great for snorkeling. As usual currents are very strong out pas the rock tip.

South Side: 6.0

Sunshine is expected for most of the day. Increasing clouds are likely to form in Makena this afternoon. Winds should stay pretty calm for most of the day. Waves are still breaking but are smaller than they have been.

The Kamaole beaches, the north end of Ulua & Mile Marker 14 are looking good. Just avoid the parts of the reef with breaking waves.


November, 16 2021


the skinny

Sunshine has returned to Maui! We have mostly sunny skies & light wind this morning making for a beautiful beach day. The waves have picked up in all 3 Zones.

The Northwest Zone has large, dangerous waves with extremely strong currents & powerful waves crashing high up onto the shoreline. On the South Shore we are seeing waves breaking at most spots. Ka’anapali also has elevated waves breaking in some areas of the shoreline but not nearly as big as elsewhere. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 2.5

Mostly sunny with light wind this morning. Extremely dangerous waves throughout the Zone! Currents are super strong & hazardous. Conditions are poor & dangerous.

The smallest waves can be found in Kapalua Bay & the north end of Napili bay. Snorkeling is NOT advised in this Zone today.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

It is a beautiful, mostly sunny beach weather expected all day. Light winds early will likely increase out of the north this afternoon. Waves have picked up & are breaking along much of the shoreline.

The smallest waves are closer to Black Rock. Kahekili has larger waves. The south face of Black Rock is still looking good for snorkeling. Currents are extra strong out past the rock tip. The waves may increase more.

South Shore: 5.0

Mostly sunny gorgeous beach weather this morning. The winds are expected to pick up out of the west this afternoon.

The waves have picked up & are breaking at most spots. The largest waves are in Makena while the smallest waves & best chance for snorkeling is Kamaole beach park 1 & the north corner of Ulua beach. The waves will likely increase later as well. 


November, 15 2021


the skinny

Mostly sunny skies are possible this afternoon as the remnants of yesterday rain storm moves through Maui. Winds are relatively light out of the north & are expected to increase later in the day.

The waves have picked up in the Northwest from a new north swell that is filling in. We also have elevated waves out of the south which is affecting the south shore & parts of Ka’anapali. Please avoid snorkeling where waves are breaking & keep in mind that conditions can change quickly – they can also get better!

North West: 4.0

Mostly cloudy with chance of scattered showers. The waves have picked up & are breaking throughout the Zone. Ocean conditions are quite hazardous at most spots.

We can expect the waves & currents to build in power. Kapalua bay has the smallest waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

It’s a bit cloudy this morning with a slight chance of isolated showers. It will likely clear up later this afternoon & become partly sunny. The waves are not necessarily big, but have picked up. Please avoid snorkeling in areas with breaking waves.

There are strong currents out along the tip & outer face of Black Rock. The south face of Black Rock is looking best for snorkeling. Kahekili is a bit churned up by waves.

South Side: 5.0

Cloudy this morning with a chance of scattered showers from time to time. The waves have picked up & are breaking along the shoreline at most spots.

Makena has dangerous shore breaking waves. The smallest waves can be found at Kamaole beach park 1 & the little north corner of Ulua.


November, 14 2021


the skinny

We have good snorkeling conditions this morning in Ka’anapali & parts of the South Shore. A Flood Watch has been issued. Wet weather is heading our way with a 90% chance of heavy rainfall sometime today. Rain runoff will become an issue. We want to always avoid areas with brown water.

The waves in the Northwest have dropped down briefly but a new north swell is starting to bring the waves back up throughout the Zone. We also are still seeing remnants of the south swell which is continuing to fade today. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly.

North West: 4.5

Wet weather & increasing waves expected. Scattered showers off & on. Rain will be heavy at times. This will cause the stream at Honolua bay to flow. It is highly likely rain runoff will be an issue.

A new north swell is bringing increasing waves throughout the day. Kapalua bay has the smallest waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Good snorkeling conditions this morning. Clouds overhead with sunshine popping through at times. Scattered showers expected all day. Heavy rain is possible but we’ll have to see how much rain makes it to the shoreline.

We have a glassy ocean surface. The waves are pretty small at Black Rock & Kahekili. If the rain becomes heavy rain runoff will be an issue.

South Side: 6.5

Clouds & scattered showers expected off & on all day. Heavy rain is highly likely at times. The ocean surface is nice & glassy this morning in Kihei & Wailea. The waves are still up just enough to be extra cautious of entering & exiting the water.

This morning the Kamaole beach parks, the north corner of Ulua & Wailea beach are looking nice. When the heavy rain arrives rain runoff will be a big issue.


November, 13 2021


the skinny

It is a lovely Saturday beach day on Maui! We have mostly sunny skies with scattered clouds. The winds should remain light for most of the day then become a bit onshore this afternoon.

We have a northwest swell causing powerful waves in areas of the Northwest Zone and small south swell bringing us slightly elevated waves along our Southern Shores. Please avoid snorkeling in areas with breaking waves & have a wonderful day on Maui!

North West: 5.0

Mostly sunny skies with scattered clouds. Light onshore breeze this afternoon. They aren’t huge but the waves have picked up & are powerful in the most exposed areas.

Waves are breaking along the sides of the bays & over much of the reef throughout the Zone. The smallest waves can be found inside Kapalua bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny skies are expected all day. There’s a slight chance a light south wind this afternoon may become just strong enough to create a bit of a bumpy surface.

There are slightly elevated waves that may pick up a little more but they are pretty small. The south face of Black Rock & Kahekili are both looking great for snorkeling.

South Side: 7.0

Mostly sunny with scattered clouds increasing this afternoon. Onshore breeze may get just strong enough to create a bumpy surface in areas.

The waves have bumped back up a little bit & may pick up later. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach & Makena Landing are looking good.


November, 12 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! The sun is shining & snorkeling conditions are looking good! We have light winds this morning which will pick up out of a southerly direction this afternoon.

Waves are still breaking in some areas but the south swell is continuing to fade. A northwest swell is expected to start filling today affecting the Northwest Zone. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can get better as well!

North West: 7.0

Sunny skies expected for much of the day. Light east breeze. The waves pretty this morning but be aware they are expected to rise & may become hazardous at some point today.

This morning Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are looking really nice. These two bays will probably remain good for most of the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunshine & smaller waves today. There is a bit of a south wind which may cause a slight bump on the surface but snorkeling conditions are good at Kahekili & Black Rock.

Kahekili beach looks particularly nice & has the smoothest surface. As usual the currents are stronger out past the rock tip.

South Side: 6.5

Sunny skies & light wind this morning. Winds are light this morning & will likely pick up from a southerly direction which may cause a slight bump on the surface this afternoon.

Waves are still breaking in some areas to be aware of but are getting smaller. Kamaole beach # 1, Ulua & Wailea beach have improved the most.


November, 11 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful beach day on Maui! Winds are light this morning & will increase out of a southerly direction this afternoon. This will elevate the chance of tropical showers developing this afternoon, mainly on the South Side.

The south swell is dropping in size but waves are still breaking at most spots along the southern shores & parts of the beach in Ka’anapali. The waves are small throughout the Northwest Zone.

North West: 8.0

Sunshine & a breezy east wind. There’s a slight chance of isolated afternoon showers. The waves are small inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay.

Napili bay still has some waves breaking in the shallows. Currents are strong further out from shore & outside of the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny with light winds this morning. The wind is expected to shift out of a southerly direction but probably will not get strong enough to create choppy conditions- if it will mostly affect Black Rock.

There are waves breaking along areas of the shoreline to be cautious of & avoid. Snorkeling & visibility is good at Kahekili & Black Rock As usual the currents are strong out past the rock tip.

South Side: 5.0

Sunny this morning with increasing clouds expected this afternoon. There is a chance of isolated showers, mainly in the Makena area. A south breeze may create a rough ocean surface later as well.

Waves are breaking but it’s more manageable as they are smaller & there’s longer periods of time between the bigger waves. Kamaole beach 1, the north end of Ulua & Wailea beach have smaller waves.


November, 10 2021


the skinny

There’s hardly a cloud in the sky this morning! Winds are expected to remain light & out of the east. There’s a slight chance the wind may shift & clouds may form but it will most likely remain a gorgeous beach day.

There is a powerful south swell which is causing waves to break throughout the South Side. The waves are smaller in Ka’anapali & the smallest waves & best snorkeling can be found in the Northwest Zone. Please remember that conditions can change quickly & have a lovely day on Maui!

North West: 8.0

Sunshine & light east winds expected all day. Snorkeling conditions are rally nice inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay where the waves are very small.

Napili bay has waves breaking in the shallows & onto the shoreline. As usual the currents are strong further out, outside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Sunny beach day with a light east breeze expected all day. The waves have picked up & are breaking powerfully in some areas of the shoreline, mainly halfway between Whalers Village & Black Rock.

Visibility is still pretty good at Black Rock & Kahekili but entry may be tricky- please do not snorkel through waves- avoid breaking waves.

South Side: 4.0

Sunshine & a light east wind is expected all day. Waves are breaking pretty much everywhere causing poor visibility & hazardous ocean conditions, especially in Makena where it is very dangerous.

The smallest waves can be found at Kamaole beach park 1 & the north end of Ulua but snorkeling conditions are poor though.


November, 9 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful beach day with sunshine & light wind expected in all 3 Zones. Snorkeling conditions are lookin good this morning. The lighter wind may allow for moisture to form but it looks like it will be a sunny day.

We are seeing signs of a powerful little south swell that is filling in today. This is causing waves to rise throughout the South Side & possibly parts of Ka’anapali. In the Northwest there is a small north swell. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly & have a lovely day on Maui!

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny with light winds. Snorkeling conditions are looking really good inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay. The waves may pick up a little bit later but probably wont get too big.

There are waves breaking at some of the more open ocean exposed spots. As usual the currents are stronger further out & outside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny skies & light winds are expected all day. Snorkeling conditions are looking great at Kahekili & Black Rock. The waves are starting to rise in some areas but are very small at the snorkeling spots.

Just please stay aware that the waves may pick up sometime. We’ll have to wait & see if the south swell will affect the snorkeling spots. As usual the currents are stronger out past the rock tip.

South Side: 4.0

Sunshine & a light onshore breeze is expected today. Waves are breaking throughout the Zone & are already hazardous at most spots, especially in the Makena area.

The smallest waves can be found at Kamaole 1 & in the little north corner of Ulua beach. The waves will keep increasing all day.


November, 8 2021


the skinny

We have lighter winds & more sunshine on this beautiful Maui Monday! Snorkeling conditions are fantastic in Ka’anapali & much of the South Side this morning.

The waves have picked up in the Northwest Zone & will likely continue to get bigger. There is a south swell on the way but we will have to see how much of an impact it will have. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 6.0
Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Breezy east wind gusting around 20 mph. The waves picked up. They are mostly affecting beaches outside of the bays & the outer edges of the bays.

Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are lookin nice this morning. Please keep an eye out for increasing waves. Currents become very strong further out, outside of the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5
Sunny skies & lighter winds are expected today! Snorkeling conditions are fantastic this morning at Black Rock & Kahekili beach park.

The waves may pick up sometime but they will likely stay small for most of the day. As always currents are strongest out past the rock tip.

South Side: 7.0
Sunshine is expected all day for most of the Zone. Winds will be a little lighter & from a more northwest direction which may still create wind waves in some areas this afternoon.

The waves are expected to pick up sometime today but most beaches have small waves this morning. Kamaole beach # 1, Ulua beach & Makena Landing are looking good this morning.


November, 7 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful Sunday on Maui. We expect mostly sunny skies for most of the day. Trade winds will be increasing throughout the day with gusts over 25 mph in some areas. We have increasing northwest & south swells to be aware of but the waves are pretty small at most snorkeling spots this morning.

North West: 6.5

Mostly sunny with breezy trade winds gusting around 25 mph this afternoon. Snorkeling conditions are looking good inside the main bays. Waves are breaking along beaches that are more exposed to open ocean & in the shallowest areas along the sides of the bays.

The waves are expected to pick up later in the day. Currents are very strong outside of the bays. Kapalua bay & part of Honolua bay are looking good.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny skies are expected along the shoreline. Light winds this morning will increase out of the northeast this afternoon with gusts over 20 mph. The wind may become too strong for Kahekili later while the south face of Black Rock should remain nice all day.

There is an increasing south swell to keep an eye out for but the waves are really small this morning at Black Rock & Kahekili beach.

South Side: 7.0

Sunshine is expected for most of the Zone. Light wind this morning increasing from a northerly direction which will cause wind waves to increase & will make things choppy in areas. There is an increasing south swell to keep an eye on.

The waves have picked up a little bit along in areas of the shoreline. Kamaole beach 1, the north end of Ulua beach along the rocks & Wailea beach are lookin good.


November, 6 2021


the skinny

Snorkeling conditions are looking good in certain areas of each Zone this morning! Increasing trade winds this afternoon will cause currents to increase & create wind waves in areas. The waves are smaller this morning but may pick back up later.

We have mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of isolated showers blowing down off of the mountains from time to time. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 6.0

Partly sunny with isolated showers this morning. Mostly sunny this afternoon. Breezy trade winds gusting over 30 mph. Smaller waves inside the bays but they may pick back up later.

Currents are extremely strong further out, outside the bays. Waves are breaking along the sides of the bays. Inside Kapalua bay is looking good & Honolua Bay has improved, although the waves may pick up.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Mostly sunny skies are expected along the shoreline. East winds this afternoon gusting around 25 mph. Snorkeling conditions are looking great at Kahekili beach park & Black Rock this morning.

Winds will probably affect Kahekili later while the south face of Black Rock should remain good all day. Currents are very strong out past the rock tip.

South Side: 7.5

Sunny skies are expected all day. Light wind this morning in south Kihei, Wailea & Makena. Strong winds in North Kihei & out at sea will likely create wind waves & choppy conditions this afternoon.

The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach, Wailea & Makena Landing will likely stay good all morning before the wind increases this afternoon.


November, 5 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! We have mostly sunny skies with breezy trade winds. Isolated showers are possible, mainly in the Northwest. Winds will be increasing this afternoon with gusts over 30 mph in some areas.

The waves are starting to fade in the Northwest but are still hazardous throughout the Zone. There is a small south swell causing slightly elevated waves in some areas.

North West: 4.0

Partly to mostly sunny with isolated showers. Strong trade winds gusting around 30 mph out of the east. Seas are pretty rough.

The waves are starting to subside but are still breaking dangerously throughout the Zone. Currents are powerful, along side of the bays & outside the bays. Kapalua bay has the smallest waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Mostly sunny beach day. Clouds may come close but it should stay clear along the shoreline. Northeast winds are causing stronger currents this morning at Kahekili & out past the rock tip. Breezy east winds are expected by this afternoon.

Waves are breaking in some areas but are pretty small from Black Rock to Ka’anapali point. The south face of Black Rock is lookin great for snorkeling.

South Side: 7.0

Sunny skies with light wind from South Kihei & Wailea this morning. Increasing winds this afternoon will likely cause wind waves to pick up.

Waves are breaking in areas. Good snorkeling can still be found. Mile Marker 14 & the north end of Ulua beach are looking good. Currents will increase if the winds become super strong later.


November, 4 2021


the skinny

We have passing clouds mixed with sunshine today which will create lots of beautiful rainbows! Trade winds are increasing & becoming quite breezy in areas by this afternoon.

Snorkeling conditions are good in Ka’anapali & parts of the Southside as the small south swell get smaller. The Northwest Zone continues to be affected by large waves & powerful currents.

North West: 3.5

Mostly sunny with isolated showers this morning. Trade winds increasing throughout the day. Poor snorkeling conditions due to powerful waves & extremely strong currents.

North swell continues to create extremely hazardous ocean conditions. Dangerous waves crashing high upon the shoreline & powerful currents throughout the Zone. Kapalua bay has the smallest waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Mostly sunny with scattered clouds. Light wind this morning increasing throughout the day with gusts around 20 mph out of the northeast.

Swells are surging & currents are strong out past the rock tip, but the south face of Black Rock is looking good. Afternoon winds will likely affect Kahekili and the waves are a bit bigger here.

South Side: 6.5

Sunny with passing clouds in some areas. There are waves but they are starting to get smaller today. Strong trade winds this afternoon will likely create wind waves.

Mile Marker 14, the north end of Ulua & Makena Landing are looking nice. Keep an eye out for occasionally larger waves on the shoreline.


November, 3 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful beach day with sunshine mixed with scattered clouds. Trade winds are expected to start to make a return to the island but should not become too strong today.

There is a High Surf Advisory issued for north facing shores. Good snorkeling can be found in Ka’anapali & parts of the south shore although a small south swell is causing slightly elevated waves.

North West: 3.0

Partly to mostly sunny with increasing northeast winds. High Surf Advisory is in effect. Dangerous waves & extremely strong currents continue to break & wash high upon the shoreline.

Slightly smaller waves on the north end of Napili bay. Snorkeling is NOT advisable in this Zone today.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Mostly sunny beach day. Northeast winds will be increasing this afternoon. The waves have picked up in areas of the shoreline. Glassy ocean surface may get a bit choppy at Kahekili later.

Visibility is good & snorkeling conditions are good once past the elevated shore break. The south face of Black Rock is looking best. Currents are strongest past the rock tip.

South Side: 6.5

Sunny with light wind this morning. Scattered clouds & increasing winds expected later. The waves have picked up throughout the Zone.

The waves are just big enough to be extra careful entering & exiting the water. Mile Marker 14, the north end of Ulua beach are looking like the best spots in the Zone.


November, 2 2021


the skinny

It is an another absolutely beautiful beach day on Maui! Sunshine is expected for most of the day with only a slight chance of tropical afternoon showers.

High Surf Warning for the Northwest! The waves have picked up in the Northwest and will continue to get bigger all day. Ocean conditions are extremely dangerous in the Northwest. We also have a small south swell which is causing elevated waves in the south. Ka’anapali is in the middle where these swells are barely reaching but waves will probably pick up here as well.

North West: 3.0

Mostly sunny skies with increasing northeast winds. There’s a slight chance of isolated showers this afternoon.

High Surf Warning! Dangerous ocean conditions. Extremely powerful currents, riptides & big waves crashing high onto the shoreline. Waves will get bigger throughout the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunny skies are expected all day. Winds are calm this morning & will likely increase this afternoon from a northeast direction which may affect Kahekili.

Black Rock is looking good! The waves have picked up a bit in areas & will probably increase later at Kahekili. Swells are kind of surging along the rock face & currents are stronger out past the tip of the rock.

South Side: 7.0

Sunshine & light onshore wind expected for most of the day. Increasing afternoon onshore breeze. The waves are not very big at most spots but have picked up.

Mile Marker 14, Kamaole 1 & Ulua beach are looking best once past the waves that are along the shoreline.


November, 1 2021


the skinny

We have mostly sunny skies & light winds. Sea breezes are expected this afternoon raising the chance of tropical showers. Snorkeling conditions are looking great in Ka’anapali and the Southside. The north swell that was expected yesterday arrived & is affecting the Northwest.

Due to the late arrival of the north swell, the High Surf Advisory has been extended by the National Weather Service. Large waves & strong currents are breaking in areas of the Northwest Zone. The south swell continues to diminish to small waves. As always, please remember that conditions can change quickly and just like yesterday, they can also get better!

North West: 4.0
Sunshine & light onshore winds expected. High Surf Advisory- Waves have picked up throughout the Zone. There may be long periods between bigger waves.

Kapalua Bay has smaller waves along the beach but hazardous waves are breaking in the areas of the reef where most of the fish would be. Currents are very strong as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0
Mostly sunny with a chance of isolated tropical showers. Ocean conditions are glassy & calm this morning. Surging waves are breaking in areas along Kahekili beach.

A south sea breeze may pick up enough to create a bumpy surface. Currents are strong out near the tip of the rock. The south face of Black Rock is looking excellent.

South Side: 7.5
Sunny skies & light wind this morning. Winds are expected to pick up out of the south this afternoon which may get strong enough to create wind chop on the surface.

There are slightly elevated waves but they are pretty small at most spots. Conditions are nice once past the slightly elevated waves on the shoreline. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach & Makena Landing are looking good.


Sunday, October 31 2021


the skinny

Happy Halloween! We have a beautiful Sunday on Maui with clear skies. Light winds are expected all day. Snorkeling conditions are looking great in Ka’anapali & the South Shore.

A High Surf Advisory is issued for north facing shores of Maui- The waves will be building throughout the day & are expected to become very powerful & dangerous in the Northwest Zone sometime today. There is a small chance these waves may spill over into other Zones. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly & have a great day on Maui!

North West: 3.5

Sunny skies & light wind expected all day. The waves are on the rise. The waves are expected to become dangerous & a High Surf Advisory has been issued. Some areas are already hazardous.

This morning the waves are smallest inside Kapalua Bay where conditions are nice early this morning but ocean conditions are expected to quickly become hazardous throughout the Zone.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunshine & light winds are expected all day. There’s a slight chance the wind may become strong enough to affect Kahekili later but it will most likely remain beautiful.

Small waves are expected with a slight chance they will pick up later. Black Rock is looking great. Currents are stronger out past the rock tip.

South Side: 7.5

Sunny skies & light winds are expected all day. The waves have dropped down but are still slightly elevated in some areas as the south swell keeps fading. Onshore wind may pick up a bit this afternoon.

There’s a chance afternoon clouds may form in areas but it should stay clear for most of the day. Kamaole beaches, Wailea beaches & Makena Landing are all looking good.


Saturday, October 30 2021


the skinny

It is an absolutely beautiful Saturday with sunny skies & light winds expected throughout the island. Afternoon clouds may form in some areas. We have improving snorkeling conditions in Ka’anapali & the Southside.

The south swell is slowly fading as a north swell is starting to fill in. Most of the Northwest Zone has hazardous ocean conditions with large waves & powerful currents. Please avoid areas with breaking waves & keep in mind that conditions can change quickly.

North West: 4.0

Sunny skies & light wind for most of the day. Afternoon isolated showers are possible. Hazardous ocean conditions throughout the Zone.

Powerful waves are expected to keep getting bigger, washing high upon the shoreline. Currents will keep getting stronger. Inside Kapalua bay the waves are smallest.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunshine & light winds. There’s a slight chance of afternoon clouds. Waves are still breaking in areas & surging towards the rock face but things are improving.

Black Rock & Kahekili are both looking good once past the waves on the shoreline. Ocean conditions will likely keep getting better. Winds probably will not be an issue. Currents are strongest past the rock tip.

South Side: 6.5

Sunny skies & light winds are expected for most of the day. There’s a slight chance of increasing afternoon clouds. Waves are still breaking but are starting to get smaller.

Kamaole beaches, the north end of Ulua are best. Most spots are nice once quickly & carefully past the waves along the shoreline.


Friday, October 29 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! We have mostly sunny skies with scattered clouds this morning. Light winds will create a slightly higher chance of afternoon showers. Waves are up in areas but good snorkeling can still be found.

There is a moderate size south swell causing waves to break along the shoreline. The waves are just big enough to affect snorkeling in one way or another at most spots throughout the South Side & into parts of Ka’anapali. There is a larger north swell that is impacting much of the Northwest, especially beaches outside of the bays. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 5.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds. Slight chance of isolated showers later in the day. Waves are breaking powerfully & in some areas are very hazardous.

Kapalua bay is looking pretty good but waves are breaking on the outskirts of the bay. Currents are stronger further out, outside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Beautiful beach day with light wind expected all day. Waves are breaking in areas of the shoreline & pushing towards the face Black Rock.

Snorkeling is still good just don’t go too close to the rock face. Kahekili is looking good once past the waves on the shoreline. Currents are strongest out past the tip of the rock.

South Side: 4.5

Great beach weather expected for most of the day. Increasing afternoon wind & clouds. Waves are breaking along the shoreline making entry difficult & hazardous at most spots.

The little north end of Ulua is looking nice & Charlie Young is worth a look. Please be extra cautious to avoid areas with waves breaking in the shallows.


Thursday, October 28 2021


the skinny

Light & variable winds are allowing more clouds to form above the Snorkel Zones today. Still mostly sunny skies are expected in Ka’anapali & much of the South Shore. There is a slight chance of isolated showers this afternoon.

There is still a north swell creating areas of hazardous ocean conditions in the Northwest but the waves are mostly along the outer edges of the bays. Areas with usually more difficult access & beaches outside of bays have bigger waves & stronger currents. Please remember that conditions can change quickly. Have a lovely day on Maui!

North West: 5.5

The waves have calmed down a bit. There is still a north swell causing hazardous waves in some areas but they are mostly breaking out around sides of the bays & exposed beaches.

The waves expected pick back up later. Currents are strong further out from shore as well. Inside Kapalua bay & the kind of deeper areas of Honolua bay are looking good.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Calm ocean conditions with mostly small waves surging along the shoreline. Patchy clouds will probably clear up by mid morning.

There’s a slight chance the wind may turn onshore & bring a slight bump to the surface- it will probably stay calm for most of the day. Kahekili & Black Rock are both looking really nice.

South Side: 7.5

Mostly sunny with scattered clouds. There’s a chance of isolated showers this afternoon. Wind may pick up later enough to create a bit of a bumpy surface.

Slightly elevated waves in areas may pick up later in the day. Kamaole beaches, Wailea beaches & Makena Landing are looking good.


Wednesday, October 27 2021


the skinny

We have plenty of sunshine & good snorkeling conditions in Ka’anapali & the Southern Shores on this beautiful Wednesday on Maui. There’s a very small chance of isolated afternoon showers.

Powerful waves & hazardous ocean conditions continue in the Northwest Zone. A small south swell is expected to cause waves to pick up a little bit on the Southside & parts of Ka’anapali. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 3.5

Mostly sunny with a breezy east wind. Hazardous ocean conditions. Powerful waves are breaking throughout the Zone.

Honolua Bay may look tempting but waves are breaking over the reef where the fish are. Currents, waves & riptides are expected to increase. Kapalua Bay has the smallest waves in the Zone.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny, clear skies with a very light breeze this morning. The wind will likely remain light for most of the day with only a slight chance the wind may become onshore.

The waves may pick up in areas but probably will not have too much of an impact. Kahekili beach park & Black Rock are both looking great!

South Side: 7.0

Sunshine this morning with a slight chance of isolated showers this afternoon, mainly in the southern end of the Zone. Winds are light but may pick up just enough to create some wind chop later.

Waves are on the rise & have picked up a bit already in some areas. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach & Wailea beach are looking really good this morning.


Tuesday, October 26 2021


the skinny

It is an absolutely beautiful beach day on Maui. The trade winds are calming down a bit. Ka’anapali & the Southside have good snorkeling. Waves continue to affect the Northwest Zone.

The breezy trade winds we’ve had are expected to begin to mellow out. The wind will shift to an onshore direction in some areas this afternoon which may cause a bit of a choppy surface. Please remember that conditions can change quickly and have a lovely day on Maui!

North West: 4.0

Mostly sunny with lighter winds. There is a chance of isolated showers this afternoon.

Powerful waves are breaking throughout the Zone. Snorkeling conditions are hazardous. Kapalua bay has the smallest waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful sunny beach day. Snorkeling conditions are great. Winds are expected to calm down by mid-morning. There’s a slight chance the wind may create a bit of a bumpy surface.

It is highly likely that Black Rock & Kahekili will both have good snorkeling all day. As always, the currents are strongest out past the rock tip.

South Side: 8.0

Gorgeous sunny beach day. Small waves along the shoreline & light wind this morning. The wind is expected to become onshore this afternoon which may create somewhat choppy surface.

It will likely stay light enough for most of the day. Kamaole beaches, Wailea beach & Makena Landing looking are looking good.


Monday, October 25 2021


the skinny

We are starting the week off with good snorkeling in Ka’anapali & much of the Southside. Trade winds will be increasing throughout the day.

The waves are still picking up in the Northwest while the waves are just a little bit bigger in areas of the Southside & Near Ka’anapali. Currents are strong further out from shore. As usual please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 4.5

Mostly sunny with passing clouds. Breezy east winds. The waves are still rising & are causing hazardous conditions in most areas.

Inside Kapalua bay has smaller waves & better visibility. Waves will likely pick up here as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny skies expected to stick around all day. Breezy northeast winds may affect Kahekili later in the day. The waves have picked up a little bit in areas.

Smallest waves are closer to the rock. The south face of Black Rock should remain great for snorkeling all day. Strong currents past the rock tip.

South Side: 7.5

Mostly sunny with increasing afternoon clouds, mainly further south. Light winds are expected in south Kihei & Wailea through he morning. The waves will likely increase a bit.

Conditions are looking really good at the Kamaole beaches, Wailea beach & Makena Landing this morning.


Sunday, October 24 2021


the skinny

There will be lots of rainbows today as there is more moisture passing over the island. We can expect partly to mostly sunny skies. Breezy trade winds be increasing throughout the day.

The north swell from yesterday is being replaced by another slightly smaller north swell. The waves are still hazardous in areas of the Northwest Zone. There is only a small south swell which is not having too much of an impact. Wind waves will probably pick up in areas later in the day. Please remember that conditions can change quickly & have a beautiful day on Maui!

North West: 4.5

Scattered showers & partly sunny. Breezy trade winds gusting over 25 mph. The waves dropped down a little bit but are still dangerous in areas & are on the way back up.

Beaches outside of the bays along with the outer areas of the bays have waves breaking & strong currents. Inside Kapalua bay & the inside of Honolua bay are pretty calm this morning.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Isolated showers are possible but not very likely. Mostly sunny skies are expected by this afternoon. The ocean conditions are nice with smaller waves today.

Increasing afternoon afternoon winds out of the northeast will probably cause Kahekili to become a bit rough while the south face of Black Rock should remain good for snorkeling all day. As usual the currents are strong out past the rock tip.

South Side: 7.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds. Ocean conditions are looking good this morning in south Kihei & Wailea. the waves are pretty small along the shoreline.

Breezy side to onshore wind expected later. Wind waves will probably pick up this afternoon as the wind increases. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua & Wailea beach have nice snorkeling conditions.


Saturday, October 23 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful Saturday morning with great beach weather expected all day. We have breezy trade winds with gusts around 20 mph or so.

Ocean conditions in the Northwest are hazardous with powerful waves crashing & washing high upon the shoreline. The waves are slightly elevated in parts of Ka’anapali. Wind waves are likely this afternoon in the Southside. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 3.5

Mostly sunny with a breezy east wind. Ocean conditions are very hazardous. Snorkeling is not advised in this Zone today. Currents are very strong.

The swell is has peeked so please be aware there could be longer periods of time between the bigger waves breaking. The north end of Napili bay has slightly smaller waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunny skies are expected all day. Breezy east winds increasing this afternoon. The waves and currents have picked up a little bit more than expected, mainly affecting Kahekili.

Black Rock is looking great. As usual, the currents are strong out past the rock tip. It is a beautiful beach day.

South Side: 7.0

Sunny skies with passing clouds from time to time. Light winds this morning will increase this afternoon, becoming onshore in areas this afternoon.

The waves are pretty small at most snorkel spots. wind waves may pick up later. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach & Makena Landing are looking good.


Friday, October 22 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! We have plenty of sunshine with the occasional passing clouds. Trade winds are starting to pick back up. The waves are increasing in the North & are fading in the South.

The waves are expected to become powerful & hazardous in the Northwest as a new north swell is forecast to arrive today. The waves are much smaller today in Ka’anapali & along the Southern shores. Please remember that conditions can change quickly. Have a lovely day on Maui!

North West: 4.0

Mostly sunny with increasing winds & passing clouds. The waves are expected to become powerful & dangerous this afternoon. Hazardous ocean conditions are highly likely.

This morning, Kapalua bay & the north end of Napili bay have smaller waves. The conditions will probably change quickly this afternoon as the swell builds into the evening.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny skies are expected all day. East winds starting to increase this afternoon may bring passing clouds. The waves are small & the visibility is really good. Strong currents past the rock tip.

Waves may increase at Kahekili later. The south face of Black Rock most likely will have great snorkeling all day.

South Side: 8.0

Sunshine expected all day. Light winds this morning. An onshore breeze is expected this afternoon which may cause conditions to become bumpy in areas.

The waves have dropped considerably in size. Mile Marker 14, Kamaole 1,2 & 3 as well as Makena Landing are all looking great this morning.


Thursday, October 21 2021


the skinny

As usual we have plenty of sunshine & it is another beautiful beach day. Trade winds are starting to return. They will likely remain light for most of the day.

Powerful waves are breaking throughout the Northwest causing hazardous ocean conditions. There is an increasing south swell that is causing elevated waves in areas on the Southside & parts of Ka’anapali. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better! Have a wonderful day on Maui!

North West: 4.5

Sunny skies expected for most of the day. Light east winds increasing this afternoon. Ocean conditions are hazardous with waves breaking over the reefs & along the shoreline.

Currents are very strong especially along the shoreline & also further out, outside the bays. Kapalua bay may improve later in the day if the swell fades a little.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny day with light wind expected all day. The waves have picked up & may increase a little more but are not breaking too big at Kahekili or Black Rock yet.

Kahekili is looking good. The smallest waves are closer to the south face of Black Rock where snorkeling conditions should stay great all day.

South Side: 7.0

Sunshine & light & variable wind this morning. Winds are expected to increase later in the day, especially in North Kihei.

Waves are breaking in areas & are expected to pick up a little more. Smaller waves & can be found at Kamaole beach 1, the north corner of Ulua & Wailea beach.


Wednesday, October 20 2021


the skinny

It is an absolutely beautiful mostly sunny beach day. Snorkeling conditions are looking really good near Ka’anapali & much of the southern zone. Light & variable winds today.

A powerful northwest swell is beginning to arrive & waves will be rising throughout the day in the Northwest Zone becoming hazardous by this afternoon. A smaller south swell is causing elevated waves in areas as well, mainly in the far end of the south side.

North West: 6.0

Sunny skies with passing clouds form time to time. A bit of a north breeze. Waves are picking up as a northwest swell fills in.

This morning Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are looking good but ocean conditions will likely become hazardous by this afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny with a light winds this morning. A light northwest breeze may develop this afternoon & affect Kahekili. Waves are slightly elevated in areas of the shoreline but are not really affecting snorkeling.

As usual the currents are strong past the rock tip. Black Rock will probably remain excellent all day.

South Side: 7.5

Sunshine & light winds are expected for most of the day with a slight onshore breeze developing later.

Waves have picked up but are mainly affecting visibility in areas of Makena. Mile Marker 14, Kam 1 & Ulua will likely remain good all day.


Tuesday, October 19 2021


the skinny

Sunshine & really nice snorkeling conditions are expected for most of the day. The waves may begin to rise throughout the day. Winds will most likely remain favorable at most snorkel spots.

There are a couple small swells filling in that may cause the waves to pick up in some areas. Exactly how much the waves will increase is hard to tell but it is not looking like today will be affected too much. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- it can also get better!

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny with passing clouds & breezy northeast wind around 12 mph or so. Snorkeling conditions are fantastic inside the bays.

The waves are expected to start to rise sometime today. Currents are already stronger outside of the bays. Kapalua bay & Honolua are best.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Clear sunny skies are expected all day. Snorkeling conditions are excellent at both Kahekili & Black Rock. There’s a small chance the wind may affect north Ka’anapali.

The south face of Black Rock is looking amazing. As usual the currents are strong out past the rock tip. Waves may pick up later.

South Side: 7.5

Sunshine & light wind expected for most of the day. A bit of a northeast wind picking up later in the day. The waves will likely increase as well.

Most snorkel spots are looking great. The Kamaole beaches, Wailea beaches & Makena Landing are all good this AM.


Monday, October 18 2021


the skinny

We are starting the week off with mostly sunny skies & great snorkeling conditions. Passing clouds & isolated are possible but not much rain if any is expected along the shoreline.

Winds are still breezy, especially further out from shore where currents are stronger. The waves are small this morning & may start to pick up later this afternoon. Please keep in mind that ocean conditions can change quickly & have a wonderful Monday on Maui!

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny with passing clouds & maybe an isolated shower here & there. Breezy trade winds. Small waves this morning may start to rise throughout the day.

Snorkeling conditions are very good inside the wind protected bays with Kapalua bay & Honolua bay looking best. Currents are strong further out & outside of the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunshine is expected all day. Clouds may move down off the mountains but it should stay sunny along the shoreline.

Winds will likely stay light & out of the east making for great snorkeling at Kahekili & Black Rock all day. Currents remain strongest further out & past the rock tip.

South Side: 8.0

Sunny skies are expected for most of the Zone all day. Lighter winds may allow for passing clouds. The waves are small this morning but may start to pick up throughout the day.

Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach & Makena Landing are all looking good this morning & should stay nice for most of the day.


Sunday, October 17 2021


the skinny

It is another beautiful Sunday on Maui. Snorkeling conditions are fantastic with clear visibility. The waves are pretty small in all 3 Zones. We have mostly sunny skies with passing clouds.

Trade winds will be increasing throughout the day and may become strong enough to create wind waves & stronger currents in some areas. Please enjoy the majestic sea turtles from a respectful distance & as always keep in mind that conditions can change quickly.

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny skies are expected with passing clouds & maybe some isolated showers. The winds are picking up with gusts over 25 mph. Currents are very strong further out form shore & outside of the bays.

Snorkeling conditions are good inside the wind protected bays. Kapalua & Honolua bay are particularly sweet this morning.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny skies with passing clouds expected. Increasing afternoon winds probably wont have too much of an impact on snorkeling.

Currents will increase, especially out past the rock tip. Kahekili & Black Rock are both looking excellent.

South Side: 8.0

Sunshine & small waves. Light winds this morning will increase out of the north this afternoon becoming breezy. Wind waves will probably pick up a little.

The Kamaole beaches, Wailea beaches & Makena Landing are all looking excellent this morning.


Saturday, October 16 2021


the skinny

Lighter winds this morning along with very small waves means excellent snorkeling conditions. We can expect mostly sunny skies with passing clouds at times.

Isolated showers are possible, mainly in the Northwest this morning & the Southside this afternoon. Winds will also increase this afternoon in all 3 Zones but probably not as strong as they have been. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can indeed get better as well.

North West: 8.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds. There is a slight chance of scattered showers off & on. Winds are strong in areas. Currents are strong further out from shore & outside the bays.

Snorkeling conditions are looking really good inside the bays where the waves are small. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay have the nicest conditions.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny skies are expected all day. Winds are light out of the east this morning. The wind will pick up this afternoon but it looks like it will not be too strong.

Currents will increase this afternoon, especially out past the rock tip. Kahekili beach & the south face of Black Rock will likely remain good for most of the day.

South Side: 8.0

Sunshine is expected this morning with increasing clouds this afternoon. Winds are light & will likely remain manageable in South Kihei & Wailea for most of the day. The waves are very small at most spots.

Wind waves may pick up later in the day but snorkeling conditions are looking excellent this morning from Kamaole beaches into Wailea & beyond.


Friday, October 15 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Snorkeling conditions are looking good in all 3 Zones. We have mostly sunny skies & the breezy trade winds are a little bit lighter in some areas but are overall still blowing strong.

The waves are pretty small at most spots as the south swell keeps on fading. A small northwest swell may cause waves to increase in the Northwest. Currents will likely increase throughout the day, especially further out from shore. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 8.0

Mostly sunny with only a small chance of scattered showers. Breezy trade winds gusting near 30 mph. Currents are super strong further out & outside the bays.

Good snorkeling conditions inside the bays. Waves may pick up near the outer edges of the bays. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are best.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Plenty of sunshine is expected all day. Breezy trade winds gusting around 25 mph or so. The waves are pretty small.

Currents are strong out past the rock tip but the south face of Black Rock is looking excellent. Kahekili will likely be affected by the stronger afternoon winds.

South Side: 7.5

Mostly sunny with light wind this morning in the South Kihei, Wailea & Makena areas. Winds will pick up & become slightly onshore this afternoon. Still some waves breaking but they’re getting smaller.

Wind waves likely increasing this afternoon. The Kamaole beaches, Wailea beaches & Makena Landing all looking really good this morning.


Thursday, October 14 2021


the skinny

This morning we have good snorkeling conditions & mostly sunny skies. Trade winds will be increasing throughout the day, becoming very strong in the usual areas & causing stronger currents.

The waves are smaller than they have been as the south swell keeps on fading. Wind waves will likely pick up this afternoon in the less wind protected areas. Remember that conditions can change quickly. Please enjoy the majestic sea turtles from a respectful distance.

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny with very little rain if any expected. Strong & breezy trade winds. The wind protected bays are looking great.

Honolua bay & Kapalua bay are looking particularly nice. Waves may pick up later in the day. Currents are super strong outside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny skies expected all day. Really nice snorkeling conditions this morning at both Kahekili & the south face of Black Rock.

Increasing afternoon winds will likely be too strong for Kahekili while Black Rock remains good all day. Strong currents out past the rock tip.

South Side: 7.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds. Trade winds are very strong in the northern & southern areas. Waves from the south swell are smaller.

Wind waves probably picking up this afternoon as the wind increases throughout the Zone. The Kamaole beaches, Wailea beach & Makena Landing are looking good this morning.


Wednesday, October 13 2021


the skinny

We have a mix of Mostly sunny skies & passing clouds. Winds have picked back up. Good snorkeling can be found in certain areas.

The consistently strong winds are causing stronger currents further out from shore. The south swell is continuing to slowly fade. Although waves are still breaking, they are not as big. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 7.0

Super windy & partly to mostly sunny. Scattered showers off & on throughout the day. Wind waves increasing. Some sunshine is expected this afternoon.

Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are offering good snorkeling. Currents & seas become very rough further out & outside these bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Most likely mostly sunny all day. Super strong northeast wind. It is a beautiful day & the south face of Black Rock has nice snorkeling.

Currents are extremely strong past the rock tip & swells are pushing toward the rock. May improve if the wind calms down a little mid-morning.

South Side: 5.0

Mostly sunny this morning with light wind in South Kihei & the Wailea area. Winds are already very strong elsewhere in the Zone. Onshore wind expected this afternoon.

Waves are a little bit smaller but wind waves will likely increase later. Kamaole beach 1 & the north end of Ulua are looking nice.


Tuesday, October 12 2021


the skinny

Snorkeling conditions continue to improve as the weather remains a bit rough in areas. We expect mostly to partly sunny skies with passing showers & strong winds by this afternoon.

The large south swell has been replaced by a smaller south swell. Powerful waves are still breaking at most spots along the southern shores & from time to time in Ka’anapali. The Northwest Zone has mostly wind waves & rough seas outside of the bays.

North West: 5.5

Partly to mostly sunny with passing showers throughout the day. Extremely strong currents further out from shore outside of the bays.

Honolua bay is best with clear visibility & waves only in the shallowest areas. Kapalua bay is looking good as well. Rain in the mountains may cause rain runoff to become an issue.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Mostly sunny with a slight chance of passing showers. Light wind early is expected to become pretty strong by mid-morning. Waves are smaller but still breaking larger in areas.

Wind will most likely affect Kahekili while the south face of Black Rock should remain good all day. As usual the currents are very strong past the rock tip.

South Side: 4.5

Mostly sunny with a slim chance of passing showers. Winds are calm this morning in south Kihei & Wailea. Very strong in the northern & southern parts of the Zone already.

Although smaller than yesterday, waves continue to break at most spots. smaller waves can be found at Kamaole beach 1 & the north corner of Ulua beach.


Monday, October 11 2021


the skinny

We are starting the week off with a bit more sunshine expected. The wet & windy trade wind weather is slowly starting to improve.

Hazardous waves along the shoreline continue to make for a tough time for snorkeling on the Southside & near Ka’anapali. In the Northwest Zone, inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are the best opportunity for calmer waters. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can indeed get better as well!

North West: 5.5

Partly sunny with scattered showers this morning. Likely becoming mostly sunny this afternoon. Winds are extremely strong. Waves are breaking powerfully in Napili bay.

Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are again the best opportunity for snorkeling. Currents are extremely strong outside of these bays. Wind waves may pick up as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.5

It should stay beautiful & mostly sunny on the beach. Super strong northeast wind. Waves are breaking pretty powerfully along the shoreline. Currents are very strong, especially past the rock tip.

Swells are surging along the rock. However, the south face of Black Rock is offering nice wind protection.

South Side: 3.5

Mostly sunny with a slight chance of isolated showers later. Light wind & beautiful beach conditions this morning in South Kihei & Wailea. Winds are extremely strong elsewhere in the Zone.

Hazardous waves & rip-currents continue to break. The north end of Ulua has somewhat smaller waves.


Sunday, October 10 2021


the skinny

Another island day filled with rainbows as the super strong trade winds blow moisture over the mountains. The wind Advisory & High Surf Advisory continue with Dangerous waves & Hazardous wind.

The Northwest has the best chance for snorkeling. Although rain runoff is causing areas of poor visibility, which we always want to avoid. Currents are extremely strong in most areas of Maui. Keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 5.0

Partly sunny with scattered showers. Super windy with gusts up to 50 mph. Currents are extremely strong, especially outside of the bays.

Powerful waves in Napili bay. Inside Kapalua bay is the best chance for good snorkeling. Honolua bay is worth a look but avoid waves & any brown water from rain runoff.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.0

Mostly sunny with passing isolated showers this morning. Hazardous waves along the shoreline & strong currents. Strong winds around 25 mph with gusts over 40 mph.

Winds may calm down slightly this afternoon. Smaller waves closer to Black Rock.

South Side: 3.0

Mostly sunny with increasing afternoon clouds. Super strong winds gusting near 50 mph in the northern & southern areas. Lighter wind this morning in South Kihei & Wailea.

Dangerous ocean conditions. Powerful waves & extremely strong currents continue.


Saturday, October 9 2021


the skinny

Scattered showers with periods of sunshine is creating a beautiful day for rainbows! Super strong trade winds and increasingly dangerous waves are making it a tough day for snorkeling. It is possible conditions may improve in small areas. Please be extra picky about getting in the water today.

High surf advisory & Wind Advisory issued for Maui – Powerful waves are breaking and are getting bigger throughout the day. Currents & riptides are super strong. Extremely strong winds gusting around 50 mph causing rough seas & debris to blow into roadways.

North West: 4.0

Stormy this morning. Incredibly strong winds gusting close to 50 mph. Heavy rain early then scattered showers & partly sunny skies.

Powerful waves & extremely strong currents today along with poor visibility. Since it rained all night runoff is an issue as well. Small areas inside Kapalua bay may mellow out & clear up some.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.5

Scattered showers mixing with sunshine & extremely strong winds gusting close to 50 mph blowing out to sea. Currents are super strong, especially out past the tip of the rock.

The south face of Black Rock has a small pocket of calmer water, but a High Surf Advisory is issued- the waves are forecast to become hazardous.

South Side: 3.5

Partly sunny this morning with increasing clouds expected this afternoon. Light winds early in south Kihei & Wailea. Increasing clouds & isolated showers later.

Winds will be increasing as well with gusts already near 50 mph in the northern & southern most parts of the Zone. High Surf Advisory- Waves will become more hazardous throughout the day.


Friday, October 8 2021

 


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! We have a mix of all sorts of changing conditions throughout the day. Scattered showers to mostly sunny skies. Extremely strong winds over 40 mph have caused a wind advisory to be issued. The winds are causing stronger currents in all 3 Zones & wind waves will pick up.

A new long period south swell is starting to create dangerous waves. The waves are not necessarily big yet, but they are on the rise & could reach advisory sizes of 10 feet by this evening along the shoreline from Makena north to Ka’anapali & maybe as far as Napili.

Good snorkeling can be found just please be extra cautious of quickly changing conditions today as well as super strong currents in most areas. There’s always a chance conditions can get better!

North West: 6.0

Scattered showers then probably mostly sunny. Super windy, with an east wind around 31 mph, with gusts high over 40 mph. The waves are on the rise in Napili bay & the outside edges of the bays.

There’s a fine line we don’t want to cross where currents become extremely strong further out from shore & outside the bays. The inside of Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are looking good for snorkeling this morning.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Partly to mostly sunny. Very windy, with an east-northeast wind around 30 mph, with gusts near 40 mph. Kahekili beach has very strong currents & some wind chop already this morning. The waves are expected to become powerful sometime today.

The south face of Black Rock is looking good. The rock is tall enough to block most of the wind. Currents are becoming stronger with extremely strong currents past the rock tip.

South Side: 4.5

Mostly sunny with calm wind this morning in south Kihei & Wailea. Strong wind & choppy seas expected this afternoon. The waves are building as a powerful south swell is beginning to break along the shoreline.

Kamaole beach 1 has small waves & nice conditions this morning. Makena already has large waves. Parts of Wailea beach have smaller waves this morning as well. Conditions will likely become rough quickly.


Thursday, October 7 2021


the skinny

Thursday is shaping up to be another beautiful day on Maui! Snorkeling conditions are looking really good this morning in all 3 Zones. Extremely strong trade winds are expected this afternoon. By late today areas may have gusts near 40 mph. Currents will be super strong, especially further out from shore.

The south swell fade pretty quick & the northwest was pretty much blocked by the island to our west. There are still waves & wind waves will pick up this afternoon as the wind gains strength. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly & have a great day on Maui!

North West: 6.5

Scattered showers then mostly sunny. Extremely strong trade winds around 25 mph with gusts over 35. Currents will be extremely strong outside of the bays. Waves will likely pick up later.

Snorkeling conditions are super nice inside the bays just please don’t go out too far. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are looking particularly sweet this morning.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

We expect sunny skies all day. The light wind this morning will become very strong by this afternoon with gusts over 30 mph possible. Kahekili will be the most impacted by the wind. Wind waves may pick up.

The south face of Black Rock will likely have great snorkeling all day. Currents will become super strong out past the rock tip.

South Side: 6.0

Sunny skies & light wind this morning with strong wind & increasing clouds likely this afternoon. Gusts close to 40 mph are expected in North Kihei. There are waves in areas of the shoreline, but they are not too big at most snorkel spots this morning.

Wind waves will pick up this afternoon. This morning Kamaole beach 1, Wailea beach & Makena Landing are looking good.


Wednesday, October 6 2021


the skinny

The best snorkeling on Maui can be found along the south face of Black Rock in Ka’anapali today. Areas of the larger bays in the Northwest are looking nice as well but it is raining this morning & the winds are picking up already. Much of the Southside is sunny with light wind however the waves have picked up & are breaking at most spots.

A northwest swell along with a south swell is causing waves to pick up throughout the day. Keep an eye out for beautiful rainbows in the mountains. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 6.5

Scattered showers this morning are expected to give way to mostly sunny skies this afternoon. The trade winds will increase throughout the day & are already blowing pretty strong. Currents are extremely strong outside the main bays.

Increasing waves- Waves are breaking in the more open ocean exposed shoreline while inside Honolua bay & Kapalua bay snorkeling conditions are looking good with waves in the shallowest areas this morning.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

We have sunny skies with light winds this morning. Winds are expected to become strong out of the northeast & will probably cause some rough conditions along Kahekili beach by this afternoon.

The South face of Black Rock has very good snorkeling conditions & will likely remain so all day. Currents will be particularly strong out past the tip this afternoon.

South Side: 4.5

It is a beautiful morning on the beach, but the waves have picked up & are affecting snorkeling. Winds are calm this morning in South Kihei, Wailea & Makena. Strong winds expected by this afternoon along with increasing clouds.

Visibility is may still be good in areas but there are pretty powerful waves in Wailea & Makena already. The smallest waves can be found at Kamaole beach park 1.


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