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Tuesday, April 13 2021


the skinny

Turtle Tuesday is starting off with a mix of sunshine & passing showers. We have a powerful south swell & an increasing northwest swell.

Passing showers in the Northwest are coming close to northern Ka’anapali early this morning but probably will not make it past Kahekili. The Southern shores are sunny this morning with scattered showers possible late today.

Please be extra cautious of waves & currents today.

North West: 6.0

Rain showers this morning, heavy at times. Mostly sunny with scattered showers this afternoon. Winds gusting around 25 mph.

Waves continue to pick up & currents are strong, particularly further out. Kapalua bay has the nicest conditions. Half of Napili bay has waves stirring things up a bit. Avoid any brown water.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Sunny skies are expected to prevail. We have dark clouds & rain showers nearby this morning but probably won’t stick around.

Waves are breaking along the shoreline, powerful in areas. Visibility is really good along the south face of Black Rock. Kahekili is more stirred up with currents but with smaller waves.

Southside: 4.0

Waves are breaking throughout the zone affecting visibility. Waves are dangerous in Makena. Beautiful & sunny this morning.

Strong winds gusting over 30 mph in areas this afternoon. Relatively light wind in Wailea. Scattered showers possible this afternoon.


Monday, April 12 2021


the skinny

It’s Monday fun day! We are starting the week off with mostly blue skies & light winds this morning. Clouds & wind increasing this afternoon.

There’s a 40% chance of scattered showers in the Northwest & south in Makena this afternoon. Ka’anapali will likely stay mostly sunny into the afternoon.

Waves are breaking over much of the shoreline throughout the south zone & near Napili bay. Ka’anapali Beach has small areas of waves along the shoreline. Currents increasing in all 3 zones.

Please always remain cautious of currents & the possibility of quickly changing ocean conditions.

North West: 7.0

Mostly sunny early this morning along the shoreline. Clouds are starting to move into the area. 40% chance of scattered showers later.

Waves are rolling into the Napili bay area to be cautious of. Kapalua bay is best & Honolua bay is nice as well. Winds expected to increase to 20 mph or so this afternoon. Strong currents further outside of the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

It is so incredibly beautiful & sunny this morning! There are waves breaking along the shoreline to avoid- powerful in some areas to avoid.

Smaller closer to Black Rock where once past the waves the visibility is excellent. Kahekili is absolutely gorgeous this morning as well & has the smallest waves. Breezy afternoon.

Southside: 5.0

Beautiful morning! Light winds & sunny. Clouds are expected to move into the Makena area this afternoon.

Waves are breaking along the shoreline, rather powerful in Makena. The waves are smaller near Kamaole 1 & 2, North corner of Ulua beach. Be extra cautious in the zone.


Sunday, April 11 2021


the skinny

All 3 Zones have beautiful a glassy ocean surface. Mostly to partly sunny with calm wind! The light wind is expected to allow more clouds to form near the shoreline, bringing an elevated chance of scattered showers this afternoon. Highest chance of showers in the Northwest & far South.

Snorkeling conditions have improved in the Northwest. We have a Southwest swell beginning to fill in that is causing a rise in waves along the South Shore already. Waves may pick up in areas of Ka’anapali & Napili bay later as well.

Please always remain cautious of currents & the possibility of quickly changing ocean condition

North West: 7.5

The waves are small & the visibility is good at most spots. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are looking really nice. Currents are strong further out from shore as usual.

Napili bay is good as well, waves may increase there later. Mostly sunny early with increasing clouds. Probably passing isolated showers.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Beautiful snorkeling conditions! Black Rock & Kahekili are both excellent this morning. Clear visibility & glassy ocean surface.

Small waves will probably increase along parts of the shoreline late today. Mostly to partly sunny with increasing areas of clouds. Very slight chance of isolated showers.

Southside: 6.5

Beautiful mostly sunny this morning! Glassy ocean surface. The waves have begun to increase. They aren’t very big yet but are expected to keep getting larger throughout the day.

Visibility is still pretty good at most spots. Mile Marker 14, Parts of the Kamaole beaches, North end of Ulua & Wailea beaches are nice this morning. Please be cautious of the increasing waves. Clouds & scattered showers expected this afternoon.


Saturday, April 10 2021


the skinny

Its Saturday & we have super sweet snorkeling conditions! The wind is expected to remain a light north breeze in all 3 zones! Some clouds in areas this morning. Mostly sunny skies expected by mid-morning in all 3 zones.

Scattered clouds may move back in late today, particularly in the Northwest & far South. Small chance of isolated showers.

The waves are small this morning & are expected to increase out of the south later today. Waves may even get pretty big this weekend so please stay aware of the ever-changing ocean conditions.

We have occasional larger sets of waves still coming into the Northwest. As usual, currents are very strong further out from shore.

North West: 6.5

Kapalua bay & Napili bay have the best conditions in the zone. Clouds are moving through the area this morning but will probably clear up & become mostly sunny. Breezy- the wind is not nearly as strong as it has been.

The waves continue to drop in size with only occasional sets of larger waves rolling through. Waves may pick up again in Napili bay later. As always, the currents become very strong further out from shore.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Kahekili & Black Rock both have excellent conditions & visibilty! We are expecting sunny skies all day. Probably only a light breeze all day.

The waves are expected to stay small for most of the day. Be aware the waves are expected to pick up in areas of the beach sometime this weekend.

Southside: 7.5

The Kamaole beaches, Wailea beaches & Makena Landing all have good visibility! Mostly sunny skies expected for most of the day! Light breeze may become slightly on shore in areas.

Clouds may move into the zone later, probably only in the southern most area of the zone. Be aware the waves are small this morning but are expected to increase sometime today.


Friday, April 9 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful Aloha Friday! We have great beach weather along with good snorkeling conditions! Trade winds are beginning to mellow out a little bit but still blowing strong with gusts around 25 mph in the windiest areas.

Mostly sunny skies in Ka’anapali & much of the South Side today while the Northwest has partly sunny skies & passing isolated showers.

The waves are small in Ka’anapali & the Southside. Waves are still breaking throughout the Northwest but are expected to start dropping in size later today. Currents remain strong further out from shore in all 3 Zones, particularly the Northwest.

North West: 5.0

The waves are getting smaller but there are still powerful waves coming in & currents are very strong further out from shore.

Isolated showers & gusts of wind around 25 mph. Inside Kapalua bay is best. Napili bay has smaller waves as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Mostly sunny skies expected all day. Beautiful beach day with good snorkeling conditions! Black Rock & Kahekili both continue to have good visibility.

Breezy but probably not as windy as yesterday. We don’t expect any showers.

Southside: 7.5

Light breeze this morning with mostly sunny skies expected for most of the day. Small waves & good snorkeling! Kamaole 1,2 & 3, Ulua beach, Wailea beach & the Makena area have good visibility.

Slight on-shore breeze & wind waves may increase this afternoon. Isolated showers may move in from the Makena area later as well.


Thursday, April 8 2021


the skinny

We have another beautiful & breezy day on Maui. Conditions are good for snorkeling with turtles near Ka’anapali and much of the South shore. The Northwest is having a hard time letting go of winter as powerful waves are still rolling into the zone causing hazardous conditions.

Strong northeast winds today throughout the island. We do have a very slim chance of scattered showers in all 3 snorkel zones.

North West: 4.0

Dangerous waves continue to break on the reef in along the shoreline. Currents are very strong especially further out.

The waves are smallest inside Kapalua Bay and part of Napili Bay. Scattered showers, very windy with gusts around 30mph & partly sunny

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

It’s a beautiful sunny & breezy day with good snorkeling conditions at Black Rock & Kahekili. Kahekili is more exposed to the wind & has stronger currents but is still really nice.

Black Rock has the best visibility & wind protection, be cautious of stronger currents further out there too. Isolated showers possible but not likely today.

Southside: 7.0

We have a beautiful mostly sunny morning with a bit of a breeze causing a slight bump on the ocean surface in areas. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach & Makena Landing looking good.Wind waves probably increasing later.

Windier with a chance of isolated showers this afternoon.


Wednesday, April 7 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful morning on Maui! Trade winds continue to blow strong throughout the island. Scattered showers are possible but probably will not make it to the shoreline in Ka’anapali, Kihei & Wailea today.

Powerful waves are breaking throughout the Northwest. Which is where the winds are strongest & where we have the highest chance of scattered showers.

North West: 3.5

Dangerous waves throughout the zone. Super strong currents under the surface. Inside Kapalua bay the waves are smallest.

Areas inside Napili Bay have smaller waves as well. Scattered showers, strong winds gusting close to 30 mph. Partly to mostly sunny.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Mostly sunny. Breezy with a northeast wind gusting over 20 mph. Will probably remain a sunny beach day all day.

Black Rock has really good visibility & the calmest waters along the south face. Kahekili is good too, with stronger currents & more wind exposure. Currents are stronger past Black Rocks tip as well. There are a couple areas of slightly larger shore breaking waves to keep an eye out for.

Southside: 7.5

Conditions are good from South Kihei, through Wailea & Makena Landing. Calm wind this morning. Probably mostly clear & sunny for most of the day in Wailea while scattered showers are likely in Makena this afternoon.

Kamaole beaches, Ulua, Wailea beach & Makena Landing have improved visibility. Wind waves will probably pick up throughout the zone due to nearby extremely strong winds.


Tuesday, April 6 2021


the skinny

We have some really nice snorkeling conditions for swimming with turtles! Near Ka’anapali & parts of the South Shore are best. A north swell & very strong wind is affecting the Northwest with waves & extreme currents. The best visibility is in Ka’anapali.

Consistent & very strong northeast trade winds are blowing throughout the island causing super strong currents, especially further out from shore. It is possible scattered showers will blow in on the wind in all 3 Zones but most likely sunny skies will prevail in Ka’anapali, South Kihei & Wailea.

Please remain aware of changing conditions while having fun in the beautiful ocean.

North West: 4.0

Partly sunny this morning with scattered showers. Probably mostly sunny this afternoon. Strong northeast wind gusting to 30 mph. Waves are breaking & currents are very strong.

Inside Kapalua bay & half of Napili bay have the smallest waves. Very dangerous currents further out in these bays as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny skies expected for most of the day. Northeast, wind gusting over 25 mph. Visibility is good. Currents are stronger at Kahekili & out past Black Rock.

The south face of Black Rock is pretty mellow & will likley stay awesome all day. Small waves on the shoreline.

Southside: 6.5

Mostly sunny skies & good snorkeling this morning. Wailea & Makena Landing expected to have the weakest wind in the Zone.

Very strong winds nearby are sending wind waves into the area though affecting visibility & causing very strong currents further out. Kamaole, Ulua nice this morning. Makena Landing probably nice for most of the day.


Monday, April 5 2021


the skinny

A good day for snorkeling! Conditions are best in Ka’anapali & much of the Southside this morning. The Northwest has isolated showers & strong winds already.

Lots of moisture forming in the mountains. Ka’anapali will probably stay dry along the shoreline while the southern shores will likely have scattered showers later. Strong trade winds may cause rough conditions later.

There are some waves in areas of the South. Ka’anapali has the smallest waves & best conditions are along the south face of Black Rock.

North West: 5.0

Wind gusting close to 30 mph. Partly sunny with scattered showers occasionally making it down to the shoreline all day.

Currents are strong & waves are breaking further out on the reef, however the waves are pretty small in areas inside Napili bay & inside Kapalua bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Beautiful mostly sunny. Winds are strong out of the northeast. The mountains will probably prevent the nearby rain from reaching the shoreline.

Kahekili & Black Rock both good this morning. The south face of Black Rock should be good all day as the Rock will block most of the strong wind.

Southside: 7.0

Beautiful mostly sunny morning. Scattered showers likely in Makena & Wailea this afternoon as moisture blows on the wind around & off the mountain.

North wind near 20 mph later. Smaller waves today. Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach, Wailea beach are looking good.


Sunday, April 4 2021


the skinny

On this beautiful Easter Sunday we have good snorkeling conditions! Strong trade winds are bringing some moisture around & down off the mountains in areas.

Waves have picked up quite a bit in the Northwest & slightly in the South. Ka’anapali has the smallest waves & Wailea has the lightest wind today

North West: 5.0

Waves have picked up throughout the zone. Currents are strong, especially further out. Partly sunny with passing showers expected all day- avoid any brown water. Strong northeast wind gusting to 26 mph.

Inside Kapalua bay is where to find the smallest waves & best visibility.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

More like an 8.5 this morning, but the wind is expected to become pretty strong this afternoon from a northeast direction. Kahekili & Black Rock both great this morning.

Black Rock will most likely remain great all day while Kahekili will probably become too windy later. Currents are strong further out. Mostly sunny with a slim chance of isolated showers later.

Southside: 6.5

Beautiful beach weather this morning. Strong trade winds this afternoon & waves have slightly picked up. Wind should remain pretty mellow in Wailea most of the day.

We do have a higher chance of isolated showers this afternoon. The Kamaole beaches, Wailea beach & Makena Landing are good this morning.


Saturday, April 3 2021


the skinny

We have favorable snorkeling conditions in all 3 Zones. The best visibilty & calmest waves are in Ka’anapali & inside the bays of the Northwest.

A new south swell is starting to bring increasing waves again, becoming larger first along the southern shores. Waves may pick up in the Northwest later today as well.

Trade winds are forecast to become pretty strong today out of the northeast.Strongest winds will be in the Northwest down into northern Ka’anapali this afternoon. Currents are very strong further out from shore. As always be cautious & have fun!

North West: 6.5

Mostly sunny along the shoreline with clouds nearby in the mountains that may bring isolated showers near shore from time to time. Strong trade wind gusting over 25 mph.

Inside Napili bay, inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay conditions are nice this morning. Extremely strong currents outside of these bays. Waves may increase as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Mostly sunny & breezy. Good snorkeling conditions & visibility. Black Rock & Kahekili are both really beautiful this morning.

Northeast wind this afternoon will probably affect Kahekili adversely while the south face of Black Rock should remain sweet all day. Strong currents further out near the Rock tip.

Southside: 6.5

The waves have dropped down briefly & are expected to increase again today. This morning, Mile Marker 14, Wailea beach & Makena Landing are the nicest spots in the zone.

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds later. Probably isolated showers in Makena later. Strong winds this afternoon. Currents will increase as the new south swell fills in.


Thursday, April 2 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Ka’anapali has the nicest snorkeling conditions & best visibility. The Southside has the lightest winds in Wailea where the waves remain elevated & breaking along the shoreline.

The Northwest will have the strongest winds & increasing waves in areas although snorkeling conditions are nice inside the protected bays. Mostly sunny with increasing clouds bringing a chance of isolated showers this afternoon.

North West: 6.5

Mostly to partly sunny with increasing chance of isolated showers. Breezy trade winds. Gusting near 25 mph.

Waves have increased in some areas further north & currents are very strong further out. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are best in the Zone.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Beautiful beach & snorkeling conditions. Sets of waves are breaking along the shoreline from time to time to be aware of & avoid. Currents become stronger further out.

Black Rock & Kahekili both have the best visibility. Breezy this afternoon which will affect Kahekili the most while the south face of Black Rock should stay nice.

Southside: 5.0

Beautiful Beach weather for most of the day with increasing clouds expected this afternoon. Waves are fading but still breaking along the shoreline.

North end of Wailea beach & Mile marker 14 are looking nice. Be aware of occasional larger waves.


Thursday, April 1 2021


the skinny

It’s the first day of April and we have good snorkeling conditions in Ka’anapali & parts of the Northwest. Waves are causing poor visibility along the southern shores.

The south swell that’s been causing hazardous waves is expected to fade a little & we have a mild Northwest swell filling in today. There are dangerous waves along the shoreline to avoid. Currents are very strong further out in all 3 zones.

North West: 6.0

Mostly to partly sunny. Passing isolated showers possible throughout the day. Breezy with gusts around 25 mph or so.

Waves expected to rise a little more. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay probably nice for most of the day with the smallest waves in the Zone

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Beautiful beach day. Light winds early becoming breezy this afternoon. Areas of the shoreline have hazardous waves breaking.

Visibility is good once past the waves. Please be very careful to avoid the shore break & stronger currents further out. Kahekili has smallest waves.

Southside: 3.5

Sets of powerful waves continue to break throughout the zone affecting visibility & keeping the zone hazardous.

Smallest waves can be found at Kamaole 1 & 2. Partly sunny. Breezy afternoon. Isolated showers possible.


Wednesday, March 31 2021


the skinny

Today the Westside has the nicest snorkeling conditions. Powerful waves are breaking along the south shore, parts of Ka’anapali & up to Napili bay. Beautiful beach weather this morning. Isolated showers possible in the Northwest & scattered showers are expected on the Southside this afternoon.

Currents are extremely strong in all 3 zones further out. As always, have fun while being cautious & please do not venture out too far in the ocean or snorkel through waves.

North West: 7.0

Honolua bay & inside Kapalua bay the visibility is really good & the waves are small. Waves are breaking in Napili bay & south. Be aware the waves may increase sometime today.

Currents are very strong & dangerous outside the bays. Mostly sunny. Areas off passing isolated showers. Breezy northeast wind gusting to 26 mph.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Visibility is really good once past the waves. There are areas of pretty big shore break waves to be careful of & avoid.

Largest waves are south of Black Rock & smallest waves are along Kahekili where the conditions are very nice. Currents are strong further out. Mostly sunny with a bit of a breeze.

Southside: 3.0

Beautiful & mostly sunny this morning. Dangerous waves breaking. Mostly sunny this morning. Scattered showers expected this afternoon. Poor visibility.

The waves are pounding pretty fiercely on the shoreline & reef throughout the zone. Visibility is poor. Largest waves are in Makena, smallest can be found at Kamaole bach 1 & 2.


Tuesday, March 30 2021


the skinny

Turtle Tuesday is starting off with mostly sunny skies in all 3 Zone. Passing clouds are expected off & on bringing a slight chance of passing isolated showers later today.

The waves are getting bigger from an increasing south swell along southern shores & near Ka’anapali. The waves are getting smaller in the Northwest except for Napili bay where sets of larger waves from the powerful south swell are flowing into the bay.

North West: 6.5

Mostly to partly sunny this morning with passing clouds & chance of isolated showers. Breezy afternoon.

Sets of larger south swell waves are breaking inside Napili bay. The waves are small inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay where visibility is best! Currents remain strong further out throughout the Zone.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

Beautiful morning with mostly sunny skies & light wind & the best beach weather on Maui expected all day. Be extra cautious – waves are breaking powerfully along the shoreline with areas of strong rip-currents.

Kahekili has smaller waves than Black Rock & Visibility improves once past the waves.

Southside: 3.5

Waves breaking throughout the zone from Mile marker 14 all the way south into Makena. The Kamaole beaches have the smallest waves but visibility is poor.

Most sunny this morning. Clouds & possible isolated showers this afternoon, mainly in the Makena area.


Monday, March 29 2021


the skinny

The best chance for awesome snorkeling today is Black Rock & Kahekili in Ka’anapali. Mile Marker 14 will probably be nice for most of the day as well. Waves & wind increasing in areas later.

Trade winds are strong in the Northwest where we have the highest chance of scattered showers. Waves are expected to pick up in the South & are starting to drop down in the Northwest.

North West: 5.5

Partly sunny with a chance of passing scattered showers. Winds are strong with gusts near 25 mph. Currents remain very strong further out.

The waves are beginning to slowly drop in size but are still coming in powerful at most spots. Currents remain very strong further out. Areas inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay have the smallest waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Good snorkeling conditions at Black Rock & Kahekili beach. Partly sunny & beautiful. The waves are expected to pick up a little more at some point.

Winds are calm & the ocean surface is glassy this morning. Breezy later with a slight chance of isolated afternoon showers.

Southside: 5.0

Beautiful partly sunny morning. Waves throughout the Zone. The smallest waves are near Mile Marker 14 & the north corner of Ulua beach. Waves are expected to pick up a little more later today.

Calm winds in Wailea, windiest further south in Makena where isolated showers are likely later.


Sunday, March 28 2021


the skinny

Beautiful Sunday! Ka’anapali & most of the South are sunny this morning while the Northwest has strong winds & clouds early. 

Waves are breaking in all 3 Zones with Ka’anapali having the smallest waves & really good snorkeling today! Trade winds are blowing strong today as well.

The waves break in shallower water & the currents are stronger in deeper water- right in between is where the best snorkeling is. There’s no need to go super far out.

North West: 4.0

Clouds blowing over & around the mountains causing partly sunny skies with isolated showers. Super windy this morning. May calm down slightly before picking back up.

A north swell is expected to flow into the area today causing powerful waves & dangerous currents. Inside Kapalua bay the waves are the smallest. Please be extra cautious today by not going out too far.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Mostly sunny with passing clouds at times. Breezy afternoon. Glassy ocean surface this morning. Waves breaking in areas of the shoreline to avoid.

Once past the small waves the visibility is really good! Black Rock is best., though Kahekili is good too, just more exposed to the afternoon winds.

Southside: 4.5

Mostly sunny this morning with isolated showers expected this afternoon. Waves continue to break throughout the Zone.

The smallest waves are around Mile Marker 14 where visibility is pretty good. The winds may become very strong this afternoon & currents strong further from shore.


Saturday, March 27 2021


the skinny

Starting the weekend off with beautiful beach weather! Mostly sunny skies with increasing trade winds this afternoon. Passing clouds in some areas with a chance of isolated showers later.

We still have waves breaking in all 3 Zones. Ka’anapali has the smallest waves & best visibility once past the waves. Please be extra cautious & please don’t try & snorkel through breaking waves. With the winds becoming stronger the currents are hazardous & super strong further out- please do not venture too far out.

North West: 4.0

Mostly sunny with a chance of isolated passing showers. Windy with gusts close to 35 mph. Waves are still powerful & breaking through the Zone.

Strong winds & swell causing extremely strong currents further out. Inside Napili bay & inside Kapalua bay the waves are smallest.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Sunshine & light winds for most of the day! There are waves breaking along the shoreline. However, there are sections on the beach with smaller waves & visibility improves once past the waves at Black Rock & parts of Kahekili.

Be extra cautious & avoid waves. Currents are also very strong further out.

Southside: 3.0

Sunshine & waves. Mostly sunny with a light wind in Wailea most of the day. Powerful waves slamming along the shoreline.

Visibilty is poor & we have hazardous snorkeling conditions throughout the Zone. Largest & most dangerous waves are in Makena & the smallest waves in Kihei.


Friday, March 26 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Another incredible beach day on Maui!! Sunshine & light winds this morning in all 3 Zones. The best snorkeling can be found in Ka’anapali, south of Black Rock today.

Trade winds are expected to increase this afternoon. There’s only a small chance of isolated passing showers, mainly in the far northwest.

Waves are breaking along the shoreline in in all 3 Zones. There are however sections of a few beaches where the waves are small enough to make it out to where the visibility improves. Please be cautious and never swim through the waves. Wait for a break between them & then get to deeper water & be aware of currents.

North West: 4.0

Beautiful beach weather! Hot & mostly sunny. Breezy this afternoon. There are sets of large, powerful waves & super strong currents.

The north corner inside Napili bay & inside Kapalua bay have smaller waves & improving visibility. Further out the currents become very strong.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

Incredible beach day! Hot & sunny with clean, cool ocean water. Waves of different sizes are breaking along the shoreline. There are areas of larger waves to avoid.

The south face of Black Rock & parts of Kahekili have improving visibility & a good chance of swimming with turtles. Please be extra cautious of waves & currents.

Southside: 3.0

Beautiful beach day with light winds expected all day! There are powerful waves breaking along the shoreline of pretty much every spot.

Visibility is not very good throughout the Zone. Parts of Wailea beach have smaller waves. Currents are stronger than usual as well.


Thursday, March 25 2021


the skinny

Perfect day for relaxing & playing on the beach! Sunny skies & light wind expected all day. The waves have picked up & are becoming quite hazardous in all 3 Zones due to a building north swell & a building south swell. Currents & riptides have increased.

The weather is absolutely beautiful! Light winds out of the south & west are expected to remain less than 10 mph. We do have a slight chance of passing isolated, tropical showers later today, mainly in the Northwest & far South shores.

North West: 3.5

Beautiful beach weather! The waves are picking up more & are dangerous throughout the Zone. Sections inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay have smaller waves this morning but please remain extra cautious. Breeze out of the north around 10 mph.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.0

Perfect beach weather! The waves are powerful & breaking along the shoreline. Kahekili & areas of Ka’anapali beach have smaller waves. Baby beach is an option as well. Light breeze & sunshine expected all day!

Southside: 3.5

Near perfect beach weather for most of the day! Chance of isolated showers this afternoon. Waves have picked & are increasing. Small areas in Wailea beach & Ulua beach have smaller waves. The most powerful waves are in the Makena area.


Wednesday, March 24 2021


the skinny

Sunshine & passing clouds today. The Northwest & Ka’anapali have some cloud cover this morning which is beginning to clear up. The South Shore is mostly sunny this morning with clouds expected to move in later today. Passing scattered showers are possible in all 3 Zones but not much rain is expected.

Please remain extra aware as the waves & currents are expected to increase in all 3 Zones today. Potentially becoming very dangerous in the Northwest.

North West: 5.5

Mostly sunny with scattered showers expected this afternoon. There is an increasing northwest swell. However, the island of Molokai is blocking much of the wave energy from reaching inside Kapalua bay & Napili bay so far this morning.

Currents are already stronger further out & waves will may increase, becoming very dangerous later. Breeze out of the west.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

A bit cloudy this morning. Expected to become mostly sunny with a slight chance of passing scattered showers. There is a south swell which is continuing to pick up causing waves & increase in currents.

Black Rock is rough this morning while Kahekili is more mellow. Conditions will likely improve this afternoon. Breeze out of the south around 10 mph.

Southside: 6.0

Mostly sunny early with clouds are expected to move in this afternoon bringing a good chance of passing scattered showers. Waves continue to increase.

The waves are smallest in South Kihei & Wailea beach. Afternoon breeze out of the west


Tuesday, March 23 2021


the skinny

Mostly sunny & absolutely beautiful in all 3 Zones this morning with a light south breeze. If this was a weather only report it would be a 9.5 this morning!

Rainfall chances are increasing this afternoon as showers slowly head our way from the south. There is a north swell still affecting the Northwest & an increasing south swell is affecting snorkeling conditions in Ka’anapali & the South Shore.

North West: 5.0

Waves are still coming in throughout the Zone. Kapalua bay has the smallest waves. Please remain extra cautious as the waves are expected to pick back up to very large size.

Mostly sunny with a light breeze. There is a chance of scattered showers later today.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Incredible, sunny beach weather with light wind! There are some waves breaking in the Zone. Little areas of the beach have larger waves than others.

Black Rock has nice snorkeling conditions. Kahekili has really nice conditions. Be extra cautious as the waves re expected to pick up more.

Southside: 6.0

Beautiful beach weather! Mostly sunny with a very light breeze. Waves are increasing throughout the zone to be extra cautious of.

Smallest waves are in South Kihei & the north little corner of Ulua beach. The chance of scattered showers increases this afternoon as well.


Monday, March 22 2021


the skinny

Great beach weather in Ka’anapali & the South Shore! Expect more sunshine today! Trade winds are calming down in most areas.

Winds remain strongest in the Northwest Zone where we have the highest chance of scattered showers today. Ka’anapali has the best conditions for snorkeling today.

The waves have picked up a bit out of the south, mostly affecting the South Shore & slightly affecting parts of Ka’anapali, those waves aren’t very big, but please still be extra cautious. The northwest still has sets of large waves & the strongest currents.

North West: 3.5

Partly sunny with isolated showers expected off & on. Winds are still blowing strong, around 25 mph.

Waves are still flowing in affecting visibility & making the Zone dangerous. Currents are very strong everywhere. Inside Kapalua bay there are areas of smaller waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Beautiful mostly sunny beach day. Great snorkeling conditions! Winds are beginning to calm down. Kahekili is good & Black Rock is best.

There are some waves along the shoreline & currents are strong once further out. Once past the waves visibility improves greatly. Kahekili is good & Black Rock is best.

Southside: 6.0

Beautiful beach weather this morning. The waves are not big, but have picked up & are affecting snorkeling conditions throughout the area.

The Kamaole beaches as well as the north end of Wailea beach are looking decent. Isolated showers expected this afternoon.


Sunday, March 21 2021


the skinny

The South Shore & part of Ka’anapali are the spots for snorkeling today. Super strong winds today in the Northwest all day & in Ka’anapali this morning.

Some clouds near Ka’anapali this morning are expected to clear up soon. Mostly sunny this morning along the South Shore with scattered showers likely this afternoon. The Northwest has showers this morning which may let up by this afternoon.

Waves picked up to dangerous levels in the Northwest. A small south swell mixing with locally generated wind waves is causing slightly elevated waves in areas of the South Shore & even Ka’anapali.

*Wind Advisory – Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 50 mph. Please remain extra cautious driving & while in the water

North West: 1.5

Dangerous conditions! Big waves breaking throughout the area. Extremely strong currents & undertow. Winds are super strong out of the east up to 40 mph.

Scattered showers expected for much of the day then maybe some sunshine this afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

Very windy this morning. Northeast wind around 25 mph, with gusts up to 40. Some waves on parts of the shoreline.

Along the south face of Black Rock conditions are good! Be cautious of stronger currents, especially further out. Isolated showers early this morning but we are expecting mostly sunny skies by this afternoon.

Southside: 6.5

Mostly sunny this morning with calm winds for most of the day in Wailea. Scattered showers expected later this afternoon.

A small south swell is in the water causing slightly elevated waves in areas. The Kamaole beaches & part of Ulua beach are best today.


Saturday, March 20 2021


the skinny

Good snorkeling conditions for swimming with turtles in Ka’anapali & parts of the South Shore today. The Northwest is more exposed to the strong winds, rain & waves again today.

There’s quite a bit of rain moving into east Maui but it looks like the Mountains will hold off most of the moisture from the Ka’anapali & Wailea shoreline. Super strong currents further out. The strong winds out at sea may send elevated wind waves later in all Zones.

*Wind Advisory issued by the National Weather Service. East winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts around 50 mph expected. Please be extra careful driving & in the ocean today.

North West: 4.5

Rainy morning. Partly sunny, with scattered showers. Super windy, with gusts near 40 mph. Waves are not particularly big but are hazardous.

Currents are very strong further out- please don’t go out too far. Parts of Napili Bay & Kapalua bay have smaller waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Beautiful beach day. Mostly sunny with a very slight chance of scattered showers. Black Rock has very good snorkeling conditions & an excellent chance of swimming with turtles.

Windy but the wind is blowing off shore causing a smooth ocean surface this morning. Some moisture may blow down off the mountains. Kahekili is more exposed to the strong wind & currents. Please be extra careful not to swim too far out today where currents are strongest.

Southside: 7.0

Beautiful, mostly sunny beach day. Winds are light in Wailea & most of Makena, probably for much of the day. Scattered showers are likely further south later.

Strong winds out at sea are causing elevated wind waves along the shoreline. South end of Wailea Beach, Makena Landing & Kamaole beaches looking good.


Friday, March 19 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! More sunshine today in Ka’anapali & most of the South Shore. Moody weather continues in the Northwest today, but conditions have improved the Zone as well.

Very strong trade winds again today with gusts over 40 mph possible in the windiest areas such as Olowalu & most of the Northwest. Please be cautious & remember there is no need to go super far out where currents become extremely strong.

North West: 4.0

Visibility has improved. Dangerous waves. Small sections closer to shore inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay are looking alright.

There’s a fine line where currents become super strong further out. Mostly cloudy with the sun probably poking out from time to time. Scattered showers expected.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Gorgeous mostly sunny day! The mountains are expected to hold off any rain from making it to the shoreline today. Breezy with gusts around 35 mph possible.

Kahekili & Black Rock are both good to go this morning! Winds will probably blow out Kahekili later while the south face of Black Rock will probably be awesome all day! Be cautious as currents pick up further out.

Southside: 6.5

Beautiful mostly sunny day! Scattered showers are not likely today. Visibility continues to improve, though small waves caused by nearby winds are mixing things up a bit.

Kamaole beaches, Ulua & Makena Landing looking good. Strong trade winds throughout the Zone- Wailea will have the lightest winds.


Thursday, March 18 2021


the skinny

Conditions improving in Ka’anapali & parts of the South Shore today. The waves have picked back up in the Northwest which will also have the highest chance of rain today.

Scattered showers are possible in all 3 Zones but Ka’anapali will likely stay mostly sunny for much of the day again. Strong trade winds forecast with gusts over 40 mph possible. Please stay aware conditions can change quickly.

North West: 2.0

Rain expected off & on for most of the day creating lots of murky water. Super strong wind. Poor snorkeling conditions.

Waves have picked up & are expected to continue to do so. Currents are very strong & extra dangerous today.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Beautiful & mostly sunny this morning. Black Rock has really good snorkeling conditions this morning. Kahekili is nice early as well but with stronger currents.

Conditions may stay nice for most of the day but please be aware conditions could change quickly. Strong northeast winds could gust near 40 mph & it’s possible showers may blow down off the mountain. Currents will increase later as well.

Southside: 6.0

Looking pretty good this morning in South Kihei into Wailea & parts of Makena. Mostly sunny early. There’s good possibility of afternoon showers along with increasing afternoon wind.

Many spots have areas of murky water to avoid but things are clearing up. From Ulua beach to Makena Landing is looking best.


Wednesday, March 17 2021


the skinny

We have sunshine, rain & wind today. Moody day with all sorts of conditions. The Northwest is stormy & wet. The south is starting off mostly sunny but debris in the water is still an issue, and Ka’anapali has the best conditions along the south face of Black Rock, while Kahekili is pretty rough.

Ka’anapali also has the best chance of staying dry for most of the day due to the mountains holding off much of the rain from reaching the shoreline. Stay aware that flash flooding is likely today. Please avoid streams & any murky ocean water.

North West: 2.0

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. It rained all night & rain runoff is causing some murky water.

Waves have dropped down a bit in size but are expected to pick right back up today. Strong trade winds & extremely strong currents throughout.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

Winds & currents are pretty fierce this morning. Kahekili has rough conditions. The south face of Black Rock has excellent wind/wave protection & good snorkeling.

The currents become quite strong out near the tip, so please don’t swim out too far. Some rain in the mountains may catch a ride on the so there is a slight chance of isolated showers. It is mostly sunny though.

Southside: 5.0

Mostly sunny & breezy. Afternoon showers are likely. Visibility is still compromised due to debris but is beginning to clear up. The north corner of Ulua & the Kamaole beaches & Makena Landing are beginning to improve. Wind waves expected to increase later today. Avoid any murky water.


Tuesday, March 16 2021 * NOON UPDATE

 


the skinny

*Noon Update- Lots of rain runoff caused by the recent & consistent heavy rains is causing poor visibility along the South Shores.

The dangerous waves continue in the Northwest. Waves are beginning to drop in size near Ka’anapali but are still breaking, bigger on some parts of the beach.

The trade winds are expected to return today & will bring a chance of scattered showers. The mountains above Ka’anapali will probably hold off the rain from making it to the shoreline, while the Northwest & far South will likely have increased showers as the day moves on.

*We do have a Flood Advisory issued for the island, please don’t play in or near streams. Rain run-off remains an issue. Please avoid any murky, brown ocean water.

North West: 1.0

Hazardous waves & powerful currents! Scattered showers highly likely. Trade winds increasing this afternoon as well. Flash Flooding possible & lots of murky, brown water.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

Waves are still coming in along parts of Ka’anapali beach. The south face of Black Rock has improving visibility, currents remain strong, especially further out & waves are crashing on the far tip of the Rock. Beautiful & mostly sunny with a slight chance of scattered showers later with a breezy northeast wind.

South Shore: 5.0

*Noon Update- Lots of debris from the recent heavy rain & floods throughout the Zone. More than expected. Visibility is poor at most spots. Please avoid any murky, brown water. The wind & waves have picked up as well.


Monday, March 15 2021


the skinny

Beautiful & mostly sunny today with a slight chance of scattered showers, mainly in the Northwest & far South. Waves are still an issue in the Northwest where they are crazy dangerous & in Ka’anapali they are slightly smaller today. The South Shore Zone is best today with the smallest waves & mellowest currents.

*HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT for the North & West shores of Maui- Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

*The Flash Flood Watch continues for Maui through this afternoon. The threat of widespread heavy rain is diminishing, but localized heavy rain is still likely through today.

North West: 0.0

Extremely dangerous ocean conditions today! The waves are big, extremely powerful & are washing high up past the usual shoreline.

The currents are extremely strong with extra strong undertow today. Mostly sunny with a south breeze & possible scattered showers later.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.5

Absolutely beautiful beach weather! Very slim chance of isolated showers later. Waves are still breaking pretty strong along much of the shoreline & currents remain very strong. The waves are smallest closer to the south face of Black Rock.

Southside: 7.0

Mostly sunny with scattered showers likley later. Be cautious of the waves which are pretty small with the occasionally larger wave breaking. Once past the waves snorkeling conditions are pretty good with improved visibility.

The Wailea area is particularly nice. Mile Marker 14, Ulua & Wailea beach as well as Makena Landing looking nice


Sunday, March 14 2021


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It’s a beautiful Sunday morning with calm winds in all 3 zones. We have a High Surf Advisory- There are very big & dangerous waves breaking in the Northwest & even in Ka’anapali.

The south shore has the smallest waves & the only chance of snorkeling today, though visibility is poor due to the recent rains & waves.

Mostly sunny early with increasing clouds expected bringing the possibility of scattered showers that may be heavy at times. Ka’anapali will probably stay dry for most of the day, while the Northwest & South have the highest chance of scattered showers. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the island.

North West: 0.0

The ocean is seriously DANGEROUS in this zone today! Big waves & extremely strong side-shore & rip currents throughout the zone.

Please don’t stand too close to the shoreline- powerful waves are washing high up on the shoreline. Sunshine early with scattered showers expected.

Near Ka’anapali: 2.0

Big shore breaking waves, particularly at Kahekili. South face of Black Rock has slightly smaller waves but rip-currents are strong. Beautiful & mostly sunny this morning.

There is a slight chance of scattered showers forming, but it’ll probably stay very nice most of the day.

Southside: 4.5

The waves are smaller in this zone but are still breaking. Visibility remains poor due to rain run-off. Partly sunny with more clouds & a good chance of scattered showers this afternoon.

Smallest waves are in Kihei at the Kamaole beaches.


Saturday, March 13 2021


the skinny

Watch for rainbows today! Lots of rain overnight brought massive amounts of rain run-off causing brown murky water throughout the island. Snorkeling conditions are poor this morning.

The rain has let up in some areas but is expected to return off & on throughout the day. Very heavy rainfall is possible. However, it is possible that things may clear up a bit later today.

**FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT- Stay away from streams, rivers, drainage ditches, and culverts, even if they are currently dry. If you must drive please be extra careful.

North West: 1.0

FLASH FLOODS. Rain showers expected off & on all day. Extremely heavy rain will appear quickly while light rain remains constant.

Incredible amounts of rain run-off causing murky, brown water. Powerful waves & super strong currents.

Near Ka’anapali: 3.5

Waves are breaking along the shoreline & currents are very strong. The rain has let up this morning, but scattered showers are likely to return & could become heavy at times.

There’s a chance things may clear up & improve later. Lots of rain run-off casuing brown murky water this morning.

Southside: 1.0

FLASH FLOODS. Rain showers expected off & on all day. Extremely heavy rain will appear quickly.

Incredible amounts of rain run-off causing murky, brown water. Powerful waves & super strong currents.


Friday, March 12 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! It looks like we are gong to have sunshine coming and going between scattered showers today.

A cold front to the west near Kauai is bringing us a good chance of scattered showers & is causing winds to shift out of a more southerly direction today. Waves have increased in the Northwest & are expected to pick up out of the south as well later today.

*FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. Please do not play in or near streams.

North West: 3.0

Partly cloudy skies this morning with scattered showers expected throughout the day. Dangerous waves & super strong currents throughout the Zone.

Smaller waves in small areas inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay. Winds increasing out of the south gusting around 20 mph.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

The south face of Black Rock is looking alright this morning. Quite a bit of water moving around early, but things may calm down by mid-morning.

Conditions will probably change several times today. Scattered showers are likely to come and go. Waves & currents will probably increase, especially further out.

Southside: 5.0

Visibility is compromised at most spots, especially closer to shore. There are 1 to 2 foot waves throughout the zone which are expected to increase later today.

Partly sunny with scattered showers becoming more likely this afternoon. Winds are pretty calm out of the south around 10 mph. North corner of Ulua looks best.


Thursday, March 11 2021


the skinny

We have a beautiful & sunny Thursday morning! Time to head to the beach! Clear skies should remain for much of the day.

There is a chance of clouds forming in some areas this afternoon & maybe some scattered showers. The wind is expected to remain light today. There are waves of various sizes along the shoreline to be extra cautious of.

Due to the ground being saturated from the recent heavy rains, a flash flood watch remains in effect because, if it rains, water will instantly flow dangerously fast. Please avoid playing in streams.

North West: 4.5

Clear skies this morning with scattered showers expected later. Waves are breaking throughout the Zone. Smallest waves are inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay where conditions have improved.

Please remain very cautious as currents are strong, especially further out. Waves may increase later as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Absolutely beautiful beach day. Sunny skies & light winds expected to remain. Isolated showers may come & go but it’s not likely.

Black Rock & Kahekili are both nice, although, there are elevated waves along parts of the shoreline & stronger than usual currents to be aware of, especially further out.

Southside: 5.5

Beautiful day. Calm wind & sunny skies expected for most of the day. The waves are a not big, but are bigger than they have been, affecting visibility & entry into the water at most spots.

North corner of Ulua beach & Polo beach are looking best in the Zone.


Wednesday, March 10 2021


the skinny

It’s pretty nice out this morning with only scattered clouds. Best snorkeling can be found in Ka’anapali. All of the forecast data shows rain is heading our way though.

Scattered showers and possible thunderstorms are expected this afternoon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The winds should stay light today & out of the east. We do have a small south swell causing slightly elevated waves along the shoreline. Avoid any murky water & stay aware conditions can change quickly.

* Flash FLood Watch extended through tonight.

North West: 1.5

More dangerous waves, hazardous currents & rain run-off. Partly sunny this morning. Scattered showers are highly likely by this afternoon.

A Flash flood watch is in affect through tonight. Inside Napili bay the waves are smaller, conditions are not good for snorkeling though.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

Beautiful & mostly sunny this morning! Waves have picked up in areas of the shoreline & currents have increased a bit. The south face of Black Rock has good snorkeling conditions.

Currents are very strong out near the tip. Be extra cautious. There is a chance of scattered showers sometime today. Hopefully the mountains will hold them off for most of the day.

Southside: 4.5

Waves have picked up & currents have increased throughout the Zone. Mostly sunny & beautiful out this morning. Increasing clouds & scattered showers likely this afternoon.

Smallest waves & best chance for decent visibility in north corner of Ulua beach & Wailea beach. Be extra cautious today.


Tuesday, March 9 2021


the skinny

We have a break from the rain in Ka’anapali & most of the South Zone this morning. It is highly likely that heavy rainfall will return sometime today. The northwest & far south have the highest chance for thunderstorms today, while Ka’anapali may stay dry for much of the day.

Powerful waves & super strong currents continue in the Northwest. Please be extra careful & cautious today. Avoid any brown, murky water & areas with streams.

**FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT** Deep moisture will remain over the state through tonight, bringing the potential for additional heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding. If you experience heavy rain head to higher ground immediately. Please do not hike or play near streams.

North West: 1.0

Dangerous, very poor conditions today. Powerful waves, hazardous currents & lots of rain run-off. Murky, brown water. Heavy rainfall & strong east wind expected & highly likley. Flash flooding expected.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

We have a break in the rain this morning. It is likely that rain showers will return sometime today. The ocean surface is glassy & calm this morning. Visibility is looking good along the south face of Black Rock. It is possible that the mountains hold off the of the rain for much of the day.

South Shore: 5.0

We have a break in the rain this morning. Rain showers are expected to return sometime today. The ocean surface is calm & glassy. Rain run-off is the main factor today. Avoid any brown, murky water. Ulua beach & Wailea beach are the best chance for good visibility. Many spots are looking pretty murky.


Monday, March 8 2021


the skinny

Snorkeling conditions are good in Kaanapali & parts of the South Shore. The North West remains very hazardous with powerful waves & dangerous currents.

We do have a rainstorm approaching from the east & winds are expected to increase as well. Ka’anapali will probably be the last area for the rain to impact & is our best chance for snorkeling into the afternoon.

*FLASH FLOOD WATCH issued for Maui County. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding. Flash Flooding is LIFE THREATENING. Please do not play in streams & please do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle or on foot.

North West: 1.0

Hazardous conditions due to building waves & strong currents. Scattered showers & thunderstorms expected this afternoon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.

Mostly cloudy. Inside Napili bay the waves are smaller this morning but still not good for snorkeling here. Breezy with gusts near 30 mph.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Black Rock has really good conditions this morning, with small waves & good visibility. Kahekili looking good too but with stronger currents.

Scattered showers are heading this way from the east, but the mountains will probably hold off most of the moisture from making it to the shoreline until late today.

Southside: 6.0

Good conditions this morning in Wailea spots like Ulua & Polo beaches. Makena Landing is also nice early. The waves have dropped down in size, the wind is calm & visibility is good. However, there is a high chance of rain showers today.

Lots of rain expected which will bring lots of rain run-off creating murky water.


Sunday, March 7 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful mostly sunny Sunday morning! Conditions have improved in Kaanapali, waves are increasing in areas of the South Shore & the Northwest continues to have waves & the strongest winds.

Trade winds increasing becoming pretty strong in most areas this afternoon. Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.

North West: 1.5

Big dangerous waves crashing above the reef & shoreline. A new swell, out of the northwest this time, is expected to arrive on top of the existing north swell. Isolated showers. Partly cloudy.

Inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay the waves are smallest. Currents are extremely strong.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Beautiful day with excellent snorkeling conditions at Black Rock. Winds out of the northeast this afternoon. Some small but powerful little waves in areas.

There’s a slight chance of isolated showers nearby which aren’t likely to make it to the shoreline. Currents are stronger further out & at Kahekili.

Southside: 6.0

We have an increasing long-period south swell brining elevated waves along most of the south shore. Beautiful morning, scattered showers expected to move into the southern portion of the zone this afternoon.

Winds are expected to increase in Kihei & far south as well. North corner of Ulua, Makena Landing looking nice this morning


Saturday, March 6 2021


the skinny

The South Shore spots are looking best today. We have a large north swell with powerful waves & extremely strong currents throughout the Northwest & it is even affecting much of Ka’anapali.

The south face of Black Rock is nice but currents are strong. There is also a small but long period south swell, so there are some waves on the south to be aware of as well.

North West: 1.0

Dangerous ocean conditions! Powerful waves slamming over the reef & extremely strong currents throughout the Zone. Visibility is poor. Partly sunny with passing scattered showers & strong northeast wind.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

Mostly sunny nce beach day. The north swell is affecting the ocean conditions here though. Shore breaking waves on most of the beach & currents are flowing very strong, especially further out.

The south face of Black Rock has good visibility, but currents are strong. Isolated showers are possible but not likely.

Southside: 7.0

Good snorkeling conditions this morning. Small but somewhat powerful little waves in areas. Mie marker 14, North corner of Ulua beach, Wailea beach & Makena Landing are looking good.

Mostly sunny this morning with increasing clouds & scattered showers expected this afternoon.


Friday, March 5 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Favorable conditions for snorkeling with turtles in Kaanapali & the south shore today. Waves & currents continue to increase in the Northwest as a new north swell fills in later today.

Quite a bit of cloud cover this morning on the westside will probably burn off soon while clouds are expected to increase in the south this afternoon.

North West: 3.0

Scattered showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 76. Breezy, with gusts around 26 mph. North swell is still building is size causing dangerous waves & hazardous currents.

The smallest waves can be found inside of Napili bay & Kapalua bay but be aware the waves are expected to get bigger today in these bays as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Partly to mostly sunny. Isolated showers are possible but probably will not make it down the mountain to the shoreline. The south face of Black Rock should stay nice all day.

Kahekili is a little rough early but will probably clean up mid-morning. Currents picking up later as a north swell fills in.

Southside: 7.0

Mostly sunny this morning. Scattered showers likely this afternoon, especially further south. Calm wind early, expected to become breezy later.

Ulua beach, Polo beach & Makena Landing looking good & glassy this morning. Be aware the waves & currents may increase later today.


Thursday, March 4 2021


the skinny

Calm winds today! The consistent, super strong winds have calmed down to a light breeze throughout the island. Snorkeling conditions have improved in Ka’anapali & the South Shore. Waves continue to fill into the Northwest Zone.

We do have a slight chance of isolated showers in all 3 zones, highest chance in the Northwest & far South.

Northwest: 3.5

Partly Sunny with isolated showers expected this afternoon. Light northeast breeze. Northwest swell is filling in. Waves are breaking throughout the zone &  currents are very strong. Smallest waves are inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Excellent snorkeling conditions at Black Rock & Kahekili. Currents become stronger the further out you go. Only a light breeze is expected along with mostly sunny skies. Very slight chance of isolated showers this afternoon.

South Shore: 7.0

Nice snorkeling conditions. Waves are small & visibility is good. Partly sunny with increasing chance of isolated showers this afternoon, mainly in Makena. North breeze. South Kihei, Wailea & Makena Landing looking good. Be aware a small south swell may cause increasing waves sometime soon.


Wednesday, March 3 2021


the skinny

Beautiful mostly sunny beach day today in all 3 Zones! The trade winds are expected to start calming down but remain strong, especially in the Northwest & far end of the south shore where gustst are near 30 mph.

Waves are breaking in areas of all 3 zones but are smallest in Ka’anapali where snorkeling conditions are the best today!

North West: 4.5

Mostly sunny. Chance of isolated showers. Windy with gusts up to 31 mph. Waves are breaking & are expected to increase today.

Currents remain extremely strong & are incredibly dangerous further out. Areas inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay have areas of only small waves, currents remain strong. Winds may calm down a bit this afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy but probably not as windy as yesterday. Black Rock has really nice conditions!

Kahekili is more exposed to the wind & waves early this morning but will probably improve mid-morning. Be extra cautious of stronger currents further out & slightly elevated waves in areas of the shoreline.

Southside: 6.5

Waves are smaller but are still breaking enough to keep an eye out for. Conditions are expected to improve today.

Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach & Makena Landing have all improved. Mostly sunny today becoming breezy this afternoon.


Tuesday, March 2 2021


the skinny

It’s turtle Tuesday in Ka’anapali today! In the south, Wailea has decent conditions but keep an eye out for slightly larger waves along areas of the shoreline. The Northwest Zone remains wild with super strong winds up to 50 mph, increasing waves & super strong currents.

*WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING- East to northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph

North West: 3.5

Super strong winds, waves are increasing & extremely strong currents again today. Scattered showers expected off & on throughout the day.

North end of Napili bay has smaller waves but snorkeling conditions are not good. Winds up to 50 mph in this Zone.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

The south side of Black Rock has really nice conditions! Currents are stronger out past the tip. Kahekili has super strong winds & water moving around this morning but may calm down a little by mid-morning before picking up again later. Mostly sunny & breezy beach day.

Southside: 5.5

Small, mid-period south swell causing waves just big enough to make entering & exiting the water a little more hazardous.

The Wailea area is looking good with the South end of Wailea beach & the north end of Ulua beach looking good. Mostly sunny & breezy, with strongest winds in Olowalu, North Kihei & South Makena.


Monday, March 1 2021


the skinny

The first day of March brings us a mix of action. We have good snorkeling conditions in Ka’anapali & areas of the South Shore today! Sunshine, scattered showers & very strong winds.

Strongest winds, most showers & dangerous waves in the Northwest. Ka’anapali has strong winds & the South Shore has mostly calm winds & some 1-to-2-foot waves along the shoreline.

North West: 3.5
Waves are slowly declining but are still rolling through pretty heavy throughout the Zone. Currents remain extremely strong as well. It dumped rain all night causing streams to flow.

Scattered showers coming & going all day. Very windy, northeast wind of 30 mph, with gusts around 50 mph.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Good visibility! Very windy this morning with some isolated showers blowing down off the mountain. Will probably clear up & become mostly sunny pretty soon.

The south face of Black Rock is the best spot again today offering great wind protection. Currents are flowing pretty strong at Kahekili & out near the end of Black Rock.

Southside: 6.0

Improving visibility. Calm winds this morning in South Kihei, Wailea & Makena. Mostly sunny. Isolated showers possible but probably won’t make it down to the shoreline.

Waves remain slightly larger than usual for this time of year, which is keeping the score lower. Kamaole beach 1, North corner of Ulua beach are the best spots in the Zone


Sunday, February 28  2021


the skinny

Good conditions for seeing turtles in some areas today. Strong trade winds causing a High Wind Advisory today. Winds may calm down mid-morning then increase again.

Black Rock has the nicest conditions with small waves & mellow currents along the south face. Sunshine & calm winds in the South this morning with scattered showers likely this afternoon.

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT- East to northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. We also have a FLOOD ADVISORY for North and East Maui.

North West: 3.0

Dangerous ocean conditions. Powerful waves & extremely strong currents. It has been raining off & on all night & scattered showers are expected to continue causing streams to flow bringing lots of rain runoff.

The waves are smallest & winds calmest inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

The south face of Black Rock is looking good. Winds are coming from more of a northwest direction so Black Rock is offering great wind protection. Very strong winds causing stronger currents, especially further out near the tip.

Lots of rain in the mountains along with strong winds may cause isolated showers to blow down close to shore.

Southside: 5.5

The waves have dropped down in size but are still breaking, mostly further south. We have mostly sunny skies with an increase in clouds & scattered showers expected this afternoon, especially in the Makena area.

Kamaole beach park 1 & the little north corner of Ulua beach have the nicest conditions in the Zone. Breezy afternoon.


Saturday, February 27  2021


the skinny

Ka’anapali is doing its thing & is offering a pocket of really good snorkeling today! Rough weather & dangerous waves along the shores of the Northwest & Southside is causing hazardous ocean conditions & poor visibility in those zones.

Ka’anapali will also have the most sunshine & calmest winds today as well. Extremely strong trade winds elsewhere with gusts around 40 mph in some areas. Please be aware currents are stronger than they have been in all 3 Zones.

North West: 2.5

Hazardous! Large powerful waves crashing along the shoreline! Super strong side shore & rip currents. Scattered showers along with extremely strong winds expected all day

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Snorkeling conditions are expected to remain good! Particularly along the south face Black Rock! Currents are stronger & waves are bigger along Kahekili beach.

Near the outer tip of Black Rock currents become pretty strong. Breezy day. Mostly sunny with a slight chance of isolated showers making it near the shoreline sometime today.

Southside: 3.5

Waves are breaking throughout the Zone due to an off-season south swell. Currents are rather strong as well. Mostly sunny this morning with increasing clouds & probably scattered showers by this afternoon.

Very strong winds in the north & south ends of this zone, lighter wind in Wailea.


Friday, February 26  2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Waves have picked up in the Northwest & along the Southern shores. Ka’anapali has slightly elevated waves, with Black Rock having the smallest waves & best snorkeling conditions on Maui today.

Strong winds persist today with gusts around 50 mph in the usual windiest areas.

Moisture in the mountains may catch a ride on the wind bringing scattered showers form time to time, mostly in the Northwest & Southern end of the Southside.

Increasing northwest & south swells causing waves to increase & currents to become stronger.

North West: 3.5

Conditions are dangerous. Powerful waves throughout the Zone. Currents are extremely strong.

Napili bay has smaller waves, however currents remain strong & visibility is compromised where the fish & turtles usually swim. Winds are blowing pretty fierce here as well. Scattered showers expected off & on all day.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Mostly sunny beautiful beach day! Snorkeling conditions are good at Black Rock with good visibility & the small waves along the shoreline. Kahekili is more exposed to the wind & also has slightly larger waves along the shoreline.

Currents become strongest out past the tip of the Rock.

Southside: 4.0

Beautiful mostly sunny morning with light wind in South Kihei into Wailea. Waves have picked up and are expected to increase throughout the day compromising visibility & safety throughout the Zone.

Scattered showers are likely later today, mainly in the Makena area.


Thursday, February 25  2021


the skinny

Near Ka’anapali Zone has excellent conditions for snorkeling Thursday! Underwater visibility is clear and we expect mostly sunny skies throughout the day.

Extremely strong wind is affecting the far north end of North West Zone and the southern end of Southside. Waves and currents are present in these 2 Zones but ocean conditions are mellower inside Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay and at parts of Polo Beach and Ulua Beach.

Please be aware of currents everywhere, but especially in Zones with lower scores.

North West: 5.0

This Zone is looking really nice for snorkeling with turtles on Thursday!

Underwater visibility is clear at both Black Rock and at Kahehkili Beach Park and we expect sunny skies for most of the day.

Wind will become a factor at Kahekili in the afternoon. Be cautious of currents further out.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Snorkeling is favorable at the south face of Black Rock on Wednesday! This side of the rock is the most protected from the strong wind that’s present in the other zones.

Kahekili Beach Park will have stronger wind and currents. Please recreate closer to shore and be cautious. Wind may decrease mid-day, then increase again in the afternoon.

Southside: 6.5

You’ll find decent snorkeling in parts of Southside today. The north corner of Ulua Beach and parts of Polo Beach are looking “okay” this morning.

However, waves and currents are elevated throughout this Zone on Thursday. We expect mostly sunny skies. Strong wind will arrive in the afternoon.

Wednesday, February 24  2021


the skinny

The south face of Black Rock has favorable conditions for snorkeling on Wednesday! North West Zone is already seeing gusts of wind as strong as 40 mph this morning.

Be extra cautious of currents today while recreating in the ocean. Increased currents and wind-waves will be present at many spots. The north corner of Ulua Beach is your best spot for snorkeling on Southside.

North West: 4.5

It’s really windy in North West Zone this morning. Wind is blowing from the east out toward the ocean. Gusts of up to 40 mph are expected today.

Currents are very strong in this area on Wednesday. Be extremely cautious in the ocean— even at the protected bays. Napili and Kapalua are mellower but you gotta be careful.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Snorkeling is favorable at the south face of Black Rock on Wednesday! This side of the rock is the most protected from the strong wind that’s present in the other zones.

Kahekili Beach Park will have stronger wind and currents. Please recreate closer to shore and be cautious. Wind may decrease mid-day, then increase again in the afternoon.

Southside: 6.0

Nearby wind is creating wind-waves at most beaches in south Kihei on Wednesday. The north end of Ulua Beach has the best conditions for snorkeling today.

Morning will be best as stronger gusts wind will arrive in the afternoon. Scattered showers are expected as well. Please be aware of currents while recreating in the ocean.

Tuesday, February 23  2021


the skinny

We have another beautiful mostly sunny day in Ka’anapali & the South Shore. The Northwest has times of sunshine mixed with scattered showers & strong wind.

We have increasing trade winds today. Strongest winds are in the Northwest, Ma’alaea & far South Shores. Areas of clouds although most of the moisture is expected to stick to the mountain slopes, but may occasionally catch a ride on the trade winds closer to shore.

North West: 5.5

Decent conditions closer to shore, inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay. Currents are extremely strong & hazardous further out.

Very strong winds blowing out to sea & scattered showers today. Waves are hazardous in areas & will probably increase more throughout the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Lightest winds on the island today. The south face of Black Rock is the best spot! Kahekili is looking good too, only with stronger currents & stronger wind. Currents flowing stronger further out at Black Rock as well. Mostly sunny & breezy today.

Southside: 6.5

Good to fair conditions. Waves have increased in Kihei & further south in the Makena area. Wailea spots such as the north corner of Ulua beach looking good.

Be aware of increasing wind waves due to extremely strong winds nearby. Mostly sunny with a slight chance of isolated showers this afternoon.


Monday, February 22  2021


the skinny

We have good conditions for snorkeling with Turtles! Trade winds are blowing strong today so keep to the wind protected areas & please do not swim out too far where currents are strongest.

Mostly sunny along the shoreline with clouds coming & going raising the possibility of isolated showers, mainly in the Northwest this morning & parts of the South shore later today. Increasing swell out of the west/northwest today.

North West: 6.5

Along the shoreline, inside some of the wind protected bays conditions are nice. Currents become extremely strong further out & waves still expected to pick up, so please remain aware.

Napili bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are looking good. Moody, cloudy morning, probably mostly sunny this afternoon. Strong east wind & scattered showers.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Excellent conditions for swimming with turtles! Black Rock & Kahekili beach both have great conditions. Kahekili & out past the tip of Black Rock is more exposed to the wind & has stronger currents.

Mostly sunny, breezy & beautiful beach day!

Southside: 7.0

Looking good this morning! Light winds this morning increasing later today. Strongest winds in the south Makena area. Be aware that a new west swell may affect the area later today causing increased waves & currents.

South Kihei into Wailea will probably remain good all day. Kamaole beaches & north corner of Ulua beach look best.


Sunday, February 21  2021


the skinny

We have good to excellent snorkeling conditions in all 3 Zones again! Most of the cloud cover we have this is morning is expected to clear. Ka’anapali & most of the Southside should remain mostly sunny with a light breeze, while the Northwest has more clouds & strong wind.

Small waves along the shoreline. Waves may pick up in the Northwest due to a couple short period north swells. Currents will increase throughout the day, especially further out.

North West: 7.0

Good snorkeling conditions. Some spots are pulling in larger waves & stronger currents, which will increase, especially further out.

Stay inside the bays where things are more mellow. Honolua bay, Kapalua bay & Napili bay looking good. Scattered showers, partly to mostly sunny. Very strong trade winds.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful snorkeling conditions. Black Rock has the best conditions. Kahekili is really good too, just with more exposure to the wind this afternoon.

Currents increasing further out. Mostly sunny. Morning clouds are already clearing up.

Southside: 7.5

Good conditions throughout the zone. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach & Makena landing are all good. Slightly elevated waves & increasing currents further out.

Morning clouds expected to burn off soon. Mostly to partly sunny, maybe some isolated showers towards the south end where winds will be stronger as well.


Saturday, February 20  2021


the skinny

Really good conditions in Ka’anapali again. Conditions are nice on the Southside & increasing waves in the Northwest. Cloud cover over much of the island.

Scattered showers are possible island wide but are least likely in Ka’anapali. Trade winds picking up today becoming pretty strong in the usual spots.

Slight increase of wave action in the South & Northwest expected today. As always, remain aware that conditions can change quickly & have fun!

North West: 5.0

Waves & currents are expected to continue to increase today. Mostly cloudy, windy with scattered showers off & on all day. Inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay there are areas of small waves.

Be cautious. Avoid any brown, murky water & breaking waves. .

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

The south face of Black Rock has really good conditions & visibility. Kahekili beach is nice as well with stronger currents. Waves could increase later. Partly sunny this morning, expected to clear up more this afternoon.

Scattered showers may creep down from the mountains sometime but probably won’t linger near shore

Southside: 6.5

Conditions are pretty nice. There are waves increasing along the shoreline, but not very big yet. At some spots, once past the waves visibility improves. Remember not to snorkel through even small waves.

Scattered showers expected to move through the area this afternoon. Mile Marker 14, south end of Wailea beach & Makena landing are best in this Zone today.


Friday, February 19  2021


the skinny

A great day for rainbows & snorkeling in Ka’anapali which has the nicest conditions, best visibility & smallest waves. The mellowest currents can be found along the south face of Black Rock.

Waves elsewhere have dropped down in size but are still breaking bigger in areas & will be increasing.

Due to heavy rain in the mountains we have areas of rain runoff causing areas of brown, murky water to avoid.

North West: 5.0

Scattered showers expected off & on all day. Mostly cloudy but partly sunny at times along the shoreline. Waves have dropped down but are expected to increase again pretty quickly.

Currents remain very strong further out. Areas of brown water from rain run-off to avoid.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Good snorkeling conditions. Partly to mostly sunny. 20% chance of isolated showers moving through later this afternoon. Black Rock has the best visibility & calmest water.

Kahekili is nice too but with stronger currents. Currents remain strong further out throughout the Zone

Southside: 5.5

Waves have dropped down but are still breaking in areas, particularly further south. Conditions are have improved at some spots such as the North corner of Ulua beach & Makena Landing.

Mostly sunny early, clouds increasing & showers are likely by this afternoon.


Thursday, February 18  2021


the skinny

Black Rock has favorable conditions for snorkeling on Thursday! Currents are stronger at Kahekili Beach Park. On the south face of Black Rock the ocean’s surface is calm, underwater visibility is clear and we’re only seeing small waves at shore.

It’s dumping rain in North West Zone this morning. Waves and currents are increasing here as well. The north corner of Napili Bay will have the smallest waves if weather clears up.

Underwater visibility is compromised on Southside today: waves are breaking at shore at most spots. Wind is strongest in Makena.

North West: 4.0

It’s raining hard in North West Zone in the AM today. We expect scattered showers and mostly cloudy skies for most of the day.

If weather clears up, the north corner of Napili Bay has the smallest waves in the area. The northern bays will see waves and currents increasing. Watch for patches of brown, murky water (rain run-off) and avoid these.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Black Rock has clear underwater visibility for snorkeling on Thursday! We’re only seeing small waves (if any) at shore and the ocean’s surface is calm.

Currents are stronger out beyond the tip of the rock and slightly elevated at Kahekili Beach Park. With scattered showers throughout much of the island, Black Rock has the best chance of staying dry all day as well.

Southside: 3.5

Waves are breaking at shore here and underwater visibility is compromised. Be cautious of currents while recreating in the ocean.

Weather conditions are dry on Southside this morning. Scattered showers are expected in the afternoon. Morning will be best for the beach as wind will pick up in the PM.

Makena has the biggest waves and the most wind.

Wednesday, February 17  2021


the skinny

Ka’anapali Beach south of Black Rock will have the best weather for the beach in Maui on Wednesday. North West Zone and Southside will be partly cloudy with strong waves, currents, and scattered showers much of the day.

Waves are also breaking at the shoreline in Ka’anapali. Currents are flowing pretty strong here as well. However, the ocean’s surface is glassy calm. The most favorable conditions for snorkeling are at south Ka’anapali Beach. Be cautious.

North West: 3.5

Waves are increasing in size today in North West Zone. Currents are up as well.

Areas inside the corners of the bays at Kapalua and Napili will have mellower conditions but underwater visibility will be compromised.

We expect patchy clouds and scattered showers here throughout much of the day. A strong east wind is expected to pick up in the afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

It’s going to be a beautiful day for the beach Near Ka’anapali on Wednesday! You’ll find the most sunshine here and the least chance of showers and clouds.

The south face of Black Rock will have the most mellow conditions for snorkeling on the island. However, waves are breaking at shore and currents have increased.

Underwater visibility may be compromised. Please be cautious and stay closer to shore.

Southside: 1.5

Strong waves and dangerous currents are present throughout this zone today.

It’s a beautiful morning on Southside but clouds and isolated showers are expected to increase as the day moves along.

Morning will be best for the beach. Breezy trade winds will arrive later.

Tuesday, February 16  2021


the skinny

Wow! We have an absolutely beautiful Maui beach day! Sun is shining & winds are calm this morning. Mostly sunny skies are expected in all 3 Zones for much of the day.

Isolated showers are expected to form in the mountains this afternoon & will probably creep down toward shore in some areas, mainly in the Northwest & Southside.

The current west-northwest swell is coming even more out of the west now, which is bringing hazardous currents & powerful waves of various sizes to all 3 Snorkel Zones.

North West: 4.0

Waves are getting smaller but are still quite powerful & hazardous. Portions inside, near shore in Kapalua bay & Napili bay have smaller waves & are alright if you remain cautious.

Currents remain dangerously strong throughout the zone. Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Breezy afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

Incredible beach day! There are waves breaking a long the shoreline. South of Black Rock the waves are smaller but are slamming pretty hard in small sections of beach to avoid.

Currents are flowing strong out near the tip of Black Rock. Lots of water moving around. Kahekili has stronger currents & waves.

Southside: 3.5

Waves are breaking a long the shoreline & we have extra-strong currents here today. Great beach weather this morning. Clouds are expected to form here, probably mid-morning.

Isolated showers expected later today. Winds increasing- becoming strongest in the Makena area


Monday, February 15  2021


the skinny

Ka’anapali is the spot for snorkeling today! Ka’anapali has the smallest waves & best visibility! The large northwest swell has shifted to a more westerly direction allowing dangerous waves to flow under the other islands & onto the shoreline of the southside.

Waves in the northwest are slowly beginning to ease of but remain hazardous.

The wind is shifting as well, coming out of the southeast which may bring some “Vog”. Vog is hazy air pollution caused by the erupting volcano on the Big island of Hawaii.

North West: 3.5

Waves are getting smaller but are still quite powerful & hazardous. Portions inside, near shore in Kapalua bay & Napili bay have smaller waves.

Currents remain dangerously strong throughout the zone. Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Breezy afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Awesome snorkeling conditions can be found at Black Rock & Kahekili today. Slightly elevated waves in areas & currents are stronger than usual, especially further out.

Winds are expected to remain calm & we have a very slim chance of isolated showers moving down off the mountain later.

Southside: 3.0

The swell has shifting to a more westerly direction bringing dangerous waves which are crashing powerfully along the shoreline & above the reef throughout the zone! Currents are very strong & visibility is poor. Mostly sunny with a southeast breeze.


Sunday, February 14  2021


the skinny

Happy Valentines day! It is a lovely day for snorkeling with turtles in Ka’anapali which is where the best conditions can be found today. Parts of the southside are nice too but with slightly elevated waves.

The Northwest continues to have very strong currents & powerful waves breaking. Scattered showers may move down off the mountains later today.

North West: 1.0

Hazardous ocean today! Super strong currents & dangerous waves continue to break throughout the zone. Waves expected to pick up a little more today as well.

Strong east wind bringing scattered showers mixed with sunshine off & on today.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Absolutely beautiful sunny day! Light sea breeze this afternoon. Really good snorkeling conditions! Black Rock & Kahekili beach both have good visibility!

Currents are stronger than usual, especially further out. Mostly sunny skies expected all day. Light sea breeze this afternoon.

Southside: 6.5

Conditions are good with mostly sunny skies & a light breeze this morning. Isolated showers likely in Makena later today. Waves have picked up a bit & are breaking along areas of the shoreline.

Mile marker 14 & Makena Landing have smaller waves than South Kiehi & Wailea today.


Saturday, February 13  2021


the skinny

To start the weekend we have awesome snorkeling conditions in Ka’anapali & most of the Southside. The Northwest has very hazardous conditions!

Mostly to partly sunny skies with clouds forming in the mountains which will probably only bring showers along the shoreline in the Northwest & the far south end of the Southside.

Keep an eye out for beautiful Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles while snorkeling & lots of Rainbows in the mountains today!

North West: 0.0

Dangerous conditions! High Surf Warning: Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves, beach erosion, and strong longshore and rip currents.

Partly sunny with scattered showers and a strong east wind.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Beautiful beach & snorkeling conditions! South face of Black Rock is the best spot. Kahekili & out near the tip of Black Rock the currents are increasing throughout the day.

Mostly sunny with a slight chance of the clouds nearby in the mountains may reach near shore but that’s not very likely

Southside: 7.0

Mostly clear skies & good visibility this morning! Scattered showers may move into the Zone, most likely further south this afternoon. Waves & currents slightly increasing today as well.

Mile Marker 14/Olowalu and the north corner of Ulua beach are the best spots in the Zone!


Friday, February 12  2021


the skinny

We have an absolutely beautiful Aloha Friday! Snorkeling conditions are excellent this morning in all 3 Zones. Mostly sunny with a light breeze this morning!

The Northwest has a lower score due to a quickly approaching extra-large northwest swell which will bring extremely hazardous currents & powerful waves to the Northwest sometime today.

Ka’anapali & most of the Southside should remain good all day with Ka’anapali being exceptionally nice.

North West: 6.0

Beautiful, mostly sunny with good snorkeling conditions this morning! Probably dangerous this afternoon.

High Surf Warning! extra-large powerful waves are on the way & conditions are expected to become dangerous. Currents are already becoming very strong further out. Kapalua bay is looking great today.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Extremely beautiful conditions! Black Rock & Kahekili both have excellent visibility & calm waters this morning!

Currents stronger further out & waves could increase this afternoon depending on how much of the extra-large northwest swell fills into the channel later, but it probably will not have much of an impact here today.

Southside: 7.5

Beautiful day with really nice snorkeling conditions! Small waves & light breeze this morning. Mile marker 14, Ulua beach & Makena Landing are all looking good!

Mostly sunny & breezy afternoon. Stronger winds farther south in Makena.


Thursday, February 11  2021


the skinny

Snorkeling conditions are favorable in all 3 Maui Zones for the 1st time in more than a week on Thursday! Near Ka’anapali is your top spot.Near Ka’anapali is your top spot. It’s going to be beautiful there; ocean conditions are calm and clear.

Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay came back into play overnight for snorkeling. Stay inside the bays closer to shore for the most favorable conditions.

Olowalu (mile marker 14) and the north end of Ulua Beach should have good snorkeling conditions today on Southside. Many of the other beaches may be hit and miss.

North West: 6.5

Snorkeling conditions are favorable at Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay today for the first time in more than a week! The corners of the bay will have clear underwater visibility for snorkeling.

It’s going to be partly sunny here with passing clouds and variable wind this morning. East wind will pick up in the afternoon. Be cautious snorkeling further out. Currents are stronger out there.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Underwater visibility is excellent at Black Rock and at Kahekili Beach Park on Thursday! We expect mostly sunny skies and clear, calm conditions for snorkeling with turtles.

Wind is mellow this morning, increasing in the PM. It’s going to be a beautiful day for recreating at the beach in this zone.

Southside: 6.5

You should be able to find decent snorkeling at many beaches on Southside today. However, small waves are just strong enough to affect underwater visibility at spots.

The north end of Ulua Beach and Olowalu (mile marker 14) are your best spots. We expect mostly sunny skies and a west wind this afternoon.

Wednesday, February 10  2021


the skinny

Black Rock has excellent conditions for snorkeling on Wednesday! Underwater visibility is clear, the ocean’s surface is calm and we expect mostly sunny skies here today.

Southside will have decent snorkeling as well but small waves are affecting underwater visibility at many beaches. Olowalu (at mile marker 14) will be your best spot.

The recent north swell is increasing on Wednesday, creating dangerous currents and big waves in North West Zone.

North West Zone 3.5

Big waves and dangerous currents are filling in North West Zone on Wednesday. Parts of Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay will have smaller waves. Be extremely cautious near the ocean in this zone.

We expect partly sunny skies with breezy wind from the east.

Near Ka’anapali 7.5

Black Rock has excellent conditions for snorkeling today! The ocean’s surface is calm and underwater visibility is excellent. Be cautious of stronger currents beyond the tip of the rock.

Kahekili has strong mini-waves rolling in. Currents are increasing here as well. We expect mostly sunny skies with lighter wind here today.

South Shore 6.0

Olowalu (at mile marker 14) has avoided many of the waves that are affecting underwater visibility at many of the other beaches on Southside. Snorkeling should be favorable here today.

Weather conditions should be decent for relaxing at the beach for most of the day.

Tuesday, February 9 2021


the skinny

Great day for rainbows as the weather begins to clear up. Good snorkeling can be found at Black Rock & areas of the south! The cold front moved east, passing through Maui overnight.

The winds have shifted & are strong out of the north today, which will cause strong currents & rough seas in areas. 

Partly to mostly sunny skies with isolated showers possible. A large northwest swell has been slowly filling into the Northwest Zone.

North West: 4.5

Partly sunny, windy & isolated showers. This morning inside Napili bay, in the small little northern corner near shore things are relatively calm. Currents will be increasing & the waves are expected to continue to build, becoming dangerous. Good chance of isolated showers.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

The south face of Black Rock is offering great protection from the north wind & has nice conditions. Currents are flowing very strong near the outer tip of the rock, but along the south face visibility is good.

Kahekili has strong side shore currents & some waves. Partly sunny expected to become mostly sunny.

Southside: 5.5

Increasing north wind is sending wind waves into the area. Parts of some wind protected spots are probably going to stay nice. Makena Landing & the little north corner of Ulua beach are the best chance in the Zone.

Partly to mostly sunny with isolated showers likely.


Monday, February 8 2021


the skinny

Starting the week off with nice snorkeling conditions! Near Ka’anapali & the Northwest Zones are looking good today. The south still has elevated waves.

There is a cold front far to the west near Kauai which is beginning to head our way- it’s impact on Maui so far is the wind has changed direction, coming out of the west, which may create a textured surface in areas.

North West: 6.0

Improved conditions as we have a break from large waves inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay this morning. Stay aware that the waves are expected to rise again today becoming hazardous.

West winds about 10 mph. Mostly sunny with passing clouds. There is a chance of scattered showers, probably later today.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Small waves & clear visibility. A slight bump on the surface this morning due to the southwest breeze. Will probably smooth out as the sun rises higher.

Black Rock & Kahekili both looking good. Mostly sunny with passing clouds expected.

Southside: 5.5

The waves are smaller but are still breaking throughout the zone. Small areas of spots may have sections to enter & exit avoiding the waves, such as north corner of Ulua beach & Mile marker 14.

Remain extra cautious. Mostly to partly sunny with a chance of isolated showers this afternoon along with an onshore breeze.


Sunday, February 7 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful Sunday! Mostly sunny skies in all 3 Zones. Winds are expected to remain pretty light as well today. The Ka’anapali area has the best snorkeling conditions. 

Waves in the other Zones are beginning to get smaller but still remain a hazard. Currents remain stronger than usual in all 3 Zones.

North West: 3.0

Mostly sunny, possible isolated afternoon showers. Wave size has dropped down in size a little but snorkeling conditions remain pretty hazardous.

The north corner pockets of Napili bay & Kapalua bay have the smallest waves. Be cautious of currents & undertow.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Incredible beach day! Waves are getting smaller & currents calming down more. South face of Black Rock has clear visibility & an excellent chance for snorkeling with turtles today.

Be cautious of currents further out. Kahekili has areas of more powerful little waves along the shoreline.

Southside: 2.5

Beautiful weather! Although the size is getting smaller, powerful waves are continue to break & currents are very strong.

Conditions near Mile Marker-14 have begun to improve. Expect mostly sunny skies & a light breeze out of the west.


Saturday, February 6 2021


the skinny

Plenty of sunshine & light wind making this a great Saturday beach day! Smallest waves & pretty much the only chance for good snorkeling is in Ka’anapali along the south face of Black Rock where the waves are smallest & visibility is improving.

Dangerous, powerful waves are slamming the shoreline in the Southside & the Northwest.

There is a very slight chance of isolated showers later today, but we aren’t expecting much rain if any.

North West: 1.5

Ocean conditions remain hazardous with powerful waves, extremely strong currents & undertow. Small areas near shore in Napili bay & Kapalua have smaller waves.

Be careful. Mostly sunny. Slight chance of isolated showers at times

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Beautiful beach day with improving snorkeling conditions along the south face of Black Rock where visibility is good. Currents remain strongest around the outer tip of the rock.

Waves have dropped down but are breaking along parts of the shoreline to be cautious of as well.

Southside: 0.5

Dangerous conditions continue today! Powerful waves slamming the shoreline throughout the zone. Smaller waves in north Kihei area. Extremely strong currents & undertow.

Beautiful beach weather. Be careful along the shoreline- the waves are pretty big.


Friday, February 5 2021


the skinny

It’s aloha Friday & we have a sunny, seriously beautiful beach day with a light breeze out of the north. There are hazardous waves breaking in all 3 of the Snorkel Zones.

A large & very powerful West-northwest swell is in the water. Waves are super dangerous in the Northwest & even throughout the Southside as well! Ka’anapali has smaller waves.

North West: 0.0

High Surf Warning! Powerful, large waves smashing above the reef & high up the shoreline. Strong side shore & rip currents. Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Breeze out of the north.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

Near perfect beach weather & visibility is really good on the south side of Black Rock. Currents are strong out near the tip & we have waves breaking along the shoreline & strong currents. Be cautious

Southside: 0.0

Very dangerous waves throughout the Zone! Very strong side shore & rip currents! Mostly sunny with a chance of isolated showers this afternoon, mainly in Makena.


Thursday, February 4  2021


the skinny

The storm has mostly passed beyond Maui this morning. We expect mostly sunny skies with occasional scattered showers (and lots of rainbows) today.

Snorkeling is still a no-go this AM: all 3 zones have strong waves and hazardous currents. However, Black Rock may become more favorable for ocean activity by this afternoon.

North West: 3.5

A High Surf Advisory is issued for north facing shores today. Large waves are still increasing in size here at some beaches.

The north end of Napili Bay has the smallest waves but currents are strong everywhere. Watch for patches of murky rain run-off and avoid these.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

Waves are breaking at shore here and underwater visibility for snorkeling is poor this morning. Later today we expect things to clear up significantly.

Be cautious of currents especially beyond the tip of Black Rock. We expect mostly sunny skies in this zone on Thursday.

Southside: 4.0

Underwater visibility is murky at most spots on Southside today. Strong waves are breaking at shore and powerful currents are present as well.

In the afternoon, the beaches in Kihei may begin to clear up a bit. It should be a decent day for relaxing at the beach: sunshine is expected.

Wednesday, February 3 2021


the skinny

A large storm is quickly approaching Maui from the west on Wednesday. Big waves are already crashing at the shoreline at most beaches.

Ocean conditions are extremely dangerous in all 3 Zones. Please stay out of the water today!

Flooding is expected as well—please be cautious while driving. Wind with gusts up to 50 mph are likely to emerge from this fast moving storm. Brown water, rip currents and undertow will make ocean activity increasingly hazardous throughout the day.

North West: 0.0

A large storm is quickly approaching Maui from the west on Wednesday. Big waves are already crashing at the shoreline at most beaches.

Ocean conditions are extremely dangerous in all 3 Zones. Please stay out of the water today!

Flooding is expected as well—please be cautious while driving. Wind with gusts up to 50 mph are likely to emerge from this fast moving storm. Brown water, rip currents and undertow will make ocean activity increasingly hazardous today.

Near Ka’anapali: 0.0

A large storm is quickly approaching Maui from the west on Wednesday. Big waves are already crashing at the shoreline at most beaches.

Ocean conditions are extremely dangerous in all 3 Zones. Please stay out of the water today!

Flooding is expected as well—please be cautious while driving. Wind with gusts up to 50 mph are likely to emerge from this fast moving storm. Brown water, rip currents and undertow will make ocean activity increasingly hazardous today.

Southside: 0.0

A large storm is quickly approaching Maui from the west on Wednesday. Big waves are already crashing at the shoreline at most beaches.

Ocean conditions are extremely dangerous in all 3 Zones. Please stay out of the water today!

Flooding is expected as well—please be cautious while driving. Wind with gusts up to 50 mph are likely to emerge from this fast moving storm. Brown water, rip currents and undertow will make ocean activity increasingly hazardous today.

Tuesday, February 2 2021


the skinny

Absolutely beautiful morning with clear skies and excellent snorkeling conditions! Some sources are indicating there is a slight chance of scattered showers later today, but it is not very likely. Conditions & visibility are good.

Waves in the northwest expected to increase today. As always be cautious of currents & enjoy the sweet conditions.

North West: 7.0

Beautiful, mostly sunny skies & lighter wind. Isolated showers are possible later but not much rain is expected. Parts of Napili bay & Kapalua bay are very calm.

There are waves breaking in some areas & currents are increasing.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Super snorkeling conditions & sunny beach day! Winds are expected to remain calm. Black Rock & Kahekili beach both have excellent visibility & calm seas.

Currents & small waves may increase in some areas. Some moisture may move into the area by this evening.

Southside: 7.5

Mostly sunny, calm wind & excellent snorkeling conditions this morning. Very small breakers in some areas.

Mile Marker 14, Kamaole beaches, Wailea & Makena area all have great visibility today. Scattered showers are a possibility later today.


Monday, February 1  2021


the skinny

It’s the first day of February 2021 and we have beautiful conditions with an excellent chance of snorkeling with turtles! The trade winds have mellowed out & we expected mostly sunny skies in Ka’anapali & the Southside. Conditions have improved in parts of the northwest as well.

North West: 6.5

The waves & wind have calmed down some. Some spots still have waves washing through. Napili bay & Kapalua bay have nice conditions.

Still be cautious of stronger currents further out. Scattered showers highly likely. Partly to mostly sunny.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Magnificent snorkeling conditions for swimming with turtles. Winds are expected to remain calm. Black Rock & Kahekili both have excellent visibility.

As always, be cautious of stronger currents further out. Slight chance of afternoon isolated showers but they aren’t expected reach the beach.

Southside: 7.0

Snorkeling conditions are really nice throughout the Zone. Mile marker 14, Kamaole beaches, the Wailea & Makena areas all have nice visibility.

Waves about 1 foot tall in areas. Winds are expected to become slightly onshore this afternoon & scattered showers are expected, mainly in the most southern spots.


Sunday, January 31  2021


the skinny

Beautiful Sunday beach day with an excellent chance of snorkeling with turtles in Ka’anapali & the Southside. The Northwest still has elevated surf, currents & scattered showers at most spots.

North West: 4.5

Waves are breaking, currents are strong. The northern corners inside Napili bay & inside Kapalua bay have smaller waves.

Strong east winds blowing near 30 miles per hour. Scattered showers this morning & throughout the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Excellent beach day & snorkeling in Ka’anapali! Mostly sunny. We have a breezy northwest wind today so the south face of Black Rock should be great all day.

Currents stronger further out. Very slim chance of isolated showers- the rain should stay in the mountains.

Southside: 7.0

Beautiful morning with calm wind & good snorkeling conditions. Mostly sunny early with increasing clouds expected this afternoon probably bringing some scattered showers, mainly in Makena.

Kamaole 1, Ulua & Makena Landing looking good. Be cautious of increasing currents.


Saturday, January 30  2021


the skinny

Skies are clearing this morning & conditions improving! Ka’anapali & the Southside are really nice with mostly sunny skies. The waves & wet weather continue in the Northwest but show signs of clearing soon.

North West: 4.5

Lots of rain overnight & this morning in Napili & Kapalua. Expecting partly sunny skies with scattered showers this afternoon.Strong trade winds gusting to 30 mph. Waves are breaking but part of Napili bay & Kapalua bay have smaller waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

South face of Black Rock is more like an 8 due to blocking much of the wind- currents stronger near the outer tip.Kahekili is windier & has some waves in areas. Visibility is good. Expecting mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of isolated showers.

Southside: 7.5

Conditions are looking really nice this morning in South Kihei, Wailea & Makena. Kamaole 1, Ulua & Polo beaches, Makena Landing all have small waves & good visibility.Winds are expected to pick up this afternoon & we have a good chance of scattered showers later as well.


Friday, January 29  2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday!! Snorkeling conditions are looking good for swimming with turtles in Ka’anapali & parts of the Southside. Strong trade winds persist, causing stronger currents.

Isolated showers throughout Maui will bring us plenty of awesome rainbows today!

Mostly to partly sunny today. Scattered showers in the mountains & out at sea will probably stay away from the shoreline in Ka’anapali all day & in the Southside until this afternoon.

North West: 4.0

Scattered heavy showers this morning, expecting partly sunny this afternoon. Strong Trade Winds gusting near 35 mph.

The waves and currents have picked back up again. The Northern corners of Napili Bay & Kapalua Bay have smaller waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Mostly sunny today, rain clouds in the mountains may bring brief isolated showers nearby this morning. Snorkeling conditions are looking really good at Black Rock!

Kahekili has elevated waves along the shoreline, affecting visibility. Currents are stronger further out.

Southside: 6.5

Scattered showers expected this afternoon. Mostly sunny this morning. Light winds in the Wailea area, stronger further south. Still small waves along the shoreline.

Ulua beach, Makena Landing & possibly Mile marker 14 should have improved visibility most of the day. Currents increasing along with the wind.


Thursday, January 28  2021


the skinny

Another beautiful, mostly sunny day in paradise! Good snorkeling conditions in Ka’anapali today & parts of the Northwest this morning.

We have a High Wind Advisory issued- Winds of 30 mph gusting up to 50 mph in areas.

Scattered showers are likely in the Northwest & far end of the Southside later in the day. While the clouds will probably stay in the mountains near Ka’anapali.

North West: 6.5

The waves remain relatively small in Napili bay & Kapalua Bay where conditions are nice for snorkeling early this morning. Currents stronger further out. Large waves are expected to arrive again today.

Very strong winds expected. We have a High Wind Advisory with 40 mph gusts in Kapalua & Napili. Wind waves & strong currents increasing this afternoon, maybe earlier. Scattered rain showers are highly likely.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Small waves & sunshine- Black Rock has really good conditions! The wind is forecast to become strong today which will cause currents to increase. It is already breezy, but the wind will probably calm down before picking back up later.

Good visibility & small waves. Be cautious of currents, especially further out along the rock.

Southside: 6.0

Waves are still bigger than usual. South swell expected to become smaller today- still be cautious of occasional larger waves & increasing wind waves later today.

Mostly sunny. Strong winds this afternoon. Calmest winds in Wailea area. Smallest waves in South Kihei at Kamaole beach 1.


Wednesday, January 27  2021


the skinny

We have beautiful mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies today. Breezy trade winds gusting near 40 miles per hour in the windiest areas of the northwest and far south end of the island.

There is a northwest swell along with a South swell causing waves to break & stronger currents at many spots.

Ka’anapali has the best snorkeling conditions today. Be cautious of currents & the occasional larger waves.

North West: 6.0

Snorkeling conditions have improved in the north corner of Napili Bay & Kapalua Bay. There are still some waves breaking above the shallow reef throughout the Zone.

Currents remain strong. Waves could increase later. Partly sunny today with a good chance of scattered showers. Strong east wind.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Black Rock & Kahekili both have nice visibility & calm ocean surface. Waves are breaking on parts of the shoreline to avoid.

Currents are also stronger further out near the tip of Black Rock & parts of Kahekili due to a south swell. Mostly sunny today with only a slight chance of isolated showers.

Southside: 5.0

Waves breaking along the shoreline at most spots affecting visibility. Small areas of smaller waves such as north corner of Ulua beach.

Strong winds are expected this afternoon which will probably send wind waves into the area later. Mostly to partly sunny. Scattered showers likely on the south end of Zone


Tuesday, January 26  2021


the skinny

Pockets of sunshine with passing showers off and on throughout the day. Strong winds today- strongest wind & highest chance of heavy showers is in the Northwest and Southside.

Lighter wind and best chance for partly clear skies & nice snorkeling is in Ka’anapali this morning.

A flash flood watch has been issued for Maui through 6:00 PM tonight.

North West: 3.5

Occasional large waves still washing through, but they have dropped down in size in Napili Bay & Kapalua Bay. However, the winds are strong & it is Raining.

It looks like heavy rain is on the way. Rain runoff is a problem in this zone today. Due to the consistent very strong winds the currents are very strong as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Calm wins this morning and glassy ocean surface. There are slightly elevated waves along parts of the shoreline. Currents are stronger than usual. The South face of Black Rock is best but Kahekili also has pleasant conditions early.

Scattered showers are expected this afternoon but may stay in the mountains only coming close to the shoreline.

Southside: 5.5

Elevated surf breaking on the shoreline in areas & strong currents. Pockets of smaller waves such as the northern corner of Ulua beach.

Mile marker 14 may be OK depending on how strong the wind gets & how much it rains. Partly sunny early, Heavy showers are expected this afternoon.


Monday, January 25  2021


the skinny

The best snorkeling conditions on Maui can be found in Ka’anapali today. An approaching rain storm is expected to bring scattered showers over much of the island but it looks like the shoreline near Black Rock may stay dry for most of day.

We also have strong winds gusting around 40 miles per hour in some areas.

Powerful northwest swell continues in the Northwest zone. We also have a new long period south swell that is beginning to show along the Southern shores today

North West: 2.0

Pretty stormy this morning. Strong winds gusting up to 38 mph. Scattered showers, heavy at times. Mostly to partly cloudy.

Powerful northwest well along with wind swell creating hazardous conditions at most beaches. Napili Bay & Kapalua Bay have smaller waves than elsewhere.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

We have good conditions along the South face of Black Rock & Kahekili this morning. Winds are expected to become strong this afternoon, however the South face of Black Rock may stay nice for most of the day.

Rain clouds in the mountains may cause isolated showers this afternoon as well. Keep an eye out for increasing currents.

Southside: 6.0

Mostly to partly cloudy with a high chance of scattered showers today. Calm winds this morning expected to increase. There is a new offseason powerful South swell expected to fill in today.

Currents & waves are already starting to increase. North corner of Ulua beach & the ends of Kamaole 1 are looking nice early.


Sunday, January 24  2021


the skinny

The ocean’s surface at Black Rock is glassy calm this morning and we expect plenty of sunshine here today! Kahekili is looking good as well but strong wind will be a factor in the afternoon.

On Southside, Ulua, Kamaole 1 and Makena Landing will have favorable snorkeling in the AM. North West Zone has big waves, currents and showers.

North West: 2.0

The recent High Surf Advisory has been extended in North West Zone on Sunday. Powerful waves are breaking throughout this zone and hazardous currents are expected as well.

Be extremely cautious near the ocean here today. Rain is likely off and on. Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay will have the smallest waves in this zone.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Black Rock looks fantastic this morning! The ocean’s surface is glassy calm and underwater visibility is excellent for snorkeling with turtles.

Kahekili will be good as well in the AM but wind may increase bringing stronger currents. We expect plenty of sunshine in this zone today. Please be cautious of currents beyond the tip of Black Rock.

Southside: 6.5

South Kihei, Wailea and Makena Landing have nice conditions for snorkeling this morning! Onshore wind will become stronger in the afternoon.

Ulua Beach and Kam 1 are your best spots this AM. Wind waves and scattered showers may be present in the PM.

Saturday, January 23  2021


the skinny

There was a shark incident Near Ka’anapali on Friday. No one was not seriously injured but ocean activity is closed until 12 noon on Saturday. The actual beaches will remain open.

AM clouds are expected to burn off on Saturday, producing sunshine (and likely rainbows) mid-morning. Ulua Beach and the Kamaole Beaches are looking good for snorkeling in the AM. Black Rock will also be favorable once ocean restrictions are lifted.

It’s going to be another extremely windy day in North West Zone and also far south near Makena. Be cautious of increasing currents and wind-waves in the afternoon.

North West: 3.5

Strong winds strong currents waves increasing more today. High Surf Advisory. Partly sunny. Scattered showers expected.

Waves are probably gonna get pretty big by this afternoon. Kapalua Bay and Napili Bay have smaller waves. Please be extremely careful around the ocean in this zone.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Ocean activity will be prohibited here until noon because of an incident with a shark on Friday. The beaches themselves will remain open.

Clouds are expected to burn off by mid-day. Black Rock will have clear visibility and mostly mellow conditions for snorkeling. Kahekili Beach Park will become more windy and currents are likely to increase.

Southside: 6.5

Ulua Beach and the Kamaole Beaches are looking really nice this morning. Snorkeling is favorable here in the AM.

A Wind Advisory has been issued on Saturday and we expect waves and currents to increase here in the afternoon. North Kihei and South Makena will be negatively affected in the PM.

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