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Monday, August 15, 2022


the skinny

Maui Wowie Snorkeling conditions this morning! The ocean surface is calm & visibility is super clear at most of the main snorkeling beaches. There is still a small south swell bringing elevated waves at times to just be aware of.

Sunny skies & lighter winds expected. The light winds will allow for increasing clouds which may bring isolated tropical showers this afternoon.

North West: 8.5

Sunny with light winds this morning. There’s a small chance isolated showers may pass through the area at some point. Visibility is super clear throughout the Zone.

Slightly elevated waves & stronger currents around the points, but overall conditions are amazing inside of the bays. Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay are the best.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Sunny skies & a favorable light east breeze expected all day. Possible isolated showers later in the day. Little waves just surging onto the shoreline.

Currents are still stronger in deeper water. The south face of Black Rock & Kahekili have crystal clear visibility. Should stay great for most of the day at least.

South Side: 8.5

Sunny skies & calm wind this morning. Wind may pick up later but it should remain fairly calm for most of the day. Isolated tropical showers may form later in the day.

Slightly elevated waves in some areas but they are pretty small. Kamaole Beach # 1,2,3 Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach & Makena Landing are all great this morning.


Sunday, August 14, 2022


If you enjoyed yesterday’s excellent conditions for snorkeling, you’re going to really like it on Sunday in Maui!

All 3 Maui snorkeling zones have favorable conditions today. Light wind, clear underwater visibility and sunny skies make for great snorkeling at most spots.

Morning will be best as the wind will pick up in the PM. Currents are stronger further out in the ocean today.

North West: 8.0

Clear underwater visibility at Kapalua, Honolua and Napili Bays today! Small waves inside the bays. Mostly sunny with isolated showers in the AM and possibly in the afternoon.

Strong wind is creating strong currents outside the bays and further out from shore. Please stick to the bays for snorkeling.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

The south face of Black Rock and Kahekili Beach park will have excellent snorkeling on Sunday! Sunny skies with clear underwater visibility.

You’ll still some find some waves here and there today. In the afternoon, wind may increase at Kahekili.

South Side: 7.5

South Shore has favorable conditions for snorkeling this morning! Makena Landing, the Kamaole Beaches, Wailea Beach and Ulua are all looking good in the AM.

In the afternoon, wind will likely increase, creating choppy conditions. Please avoid spots with elevated waves. We expect sunny weather in this zone all day long.

Saturday, August 13 2022


the skinny

Saturday is going to be excellent for snorkeling this morning in all 3 Maui zones! Lighter wind and clear underwater visibility are creating favorable conditions for snorkeling at many of your favorite spots today.

Morning will be best as wind generally picks up in the afternoon, and waves will also increase a bit in the PM, especially on the Southside. Skies will be sunny for most of the day.

North West: 7.5

Excellent snorkeling inside Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay today! Clear visibility and calm ocean surface.

It’s still pretty windy in this zone and there are stronger currents outside the bays. Weather conditions should be mostly sunny after isolated morning showers.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Black Rock and Kahekili Beach Park will have fantastic conditions for snorkeling today! Favorable “east wind” is keeping the ocean surface really calm and underwater visibility is excellent.

Skies should remain sunny throughout Saturday! Waves may pick up a bit in the afternoon. Currents are stronger out beyond the tip of Black Rock.

South Side: 7.0

Mile Marker 14 (Olowalu), Kamaole Beach Park 1,2 and 3, and Ulua Beach will have good snorkeling on South Side this morning.

Wind will likely pick up in the afternoon, creating wind waves and stronger currents. The Makena area has more waves than the Wailea-Kihei area. Sunshine is expected all day on Saturday.

 

Friday, August 12 2022


the skinny

It’s going to be a beautiful, mostly sunny beach day in Maui this Aloha Friday! All 3 Zones have good conditions for snorkeling, particularly in the morning.

In the afternoon, wind will increase, making the bays and more geographically protected areas your best destinations for PM snorkeling.

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny with isolated showers in the morning. Good snorkeling at Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay

Strong wind is creating more rough conditions and strong currents outside the bays. Please stay inside the bays today for snorkeling.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

It’s beautiful and sunny in Ka’anapali today with excellent snorkeling at Black Rock and Kahekili.

In the afternoon, stronger winds could create choppy conditions at Kahekili. Best conditions are closer in. Stronger currents further out.

South Side: 6.5

It’s sunny and beautiful here this morning with light wind and good snorkeling in the Kihei-Wailea area.

In the afternoon, we expect stronger wind, creating choppy conditions and stronger waves. Kamaole 1,2 and 3, Ulua Beach and Wailea should be good for snorkeling in the AM

Thursday, August 11, 2022


the skinny

Maui has a mix of weather today. Passing clouds & isolated showers this morning in the Northwest Zone. Ka’anapali is mostly sunny. The Southside is sunny this morning with increasing clouds & wind expected this afternoon.

Trade winds are very strong & causing rough seas & strong currents in areas. Very small south swells bringing elevated waves at times. As always, please avoid waves & rough water.

North West: 6.5

Windy, cloudy & cold this morning with scattered showers. It will likely clear up to mostly sunny this afternoon. Winds will remain strong & currents fierce outside of the bays.

Seas are rough & currents super strong further out from shore & outside of the bays. Snorkeling conditions are still calm inside Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Mostly sunny with strong winds this morning The wind will probably calm down a bit by mid-morning then pick back up this afternoon. Currents are strong further out from shore & out past the rock tip.

Winds may affect Kahekili later. The south face of Black Rock & Kahekili Beach both have super clear visibility & great snorkeling.

South Side: 6.0

Sunny this morning with light winds in Kihei, Wailea & part of Makena. Increasing clouds & stronger wind this afternoon. A small south swell causing waves big enough to be careful of.

It will likely become pretty rough later. This morning snorkeling looks good at the Kamaole Beaches, north end of Ulua Beach & Makena Landing.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022


the skinny

Snorkeling on Maui is incredible early this morning. Conditions may change quickly & it may get too rough later as extremely strong winds are forecast by this afternoon. A wind Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service.

There’s a chance it may remain calm inside bays & near Ka’anapali for most of the day but be aware of hazardous currents if the wind becomes strong. May get too windy for umbrellas.

North West: 7.5

Great snorkeling inside the bays. Wind gusts close to 40 mph are causing strong currents outside & around the points of the bays. Mostly sunny. Chance of scattered showers.

Visibility is super clear & the waves are very small. The inside of Kapalua Bay is nice & calm. Honolua Bay is incredible & will probably stay nice for most of the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Extremely beautifully clear & calm water this morning. Strong winds are forecast so how long its nice for depends on when & how windy it actually gets.

The wind will at least cause strong currents further out from shore & out past the rock tip sometime today. Black Rock & Kahekili are amazing this morning!

South Side: 7.0

Beautiful snorkeling conditions this morning. Still some waves in Makena but overall they are fairly small early this morning. Strong winds, wind waves & very strong currents likely this afternoon.

Conditions likely changing quickly later. This morning The Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach & Wailea Beaches are all very clear.


Tuesday, August 9, 2022


the skinny

Beautiful Maui rainbows in the mountains today! Mostly sunny skies with scattered showers in some areas, mainly in the Northwest & in the mountains.

Winds will become quite strong this afternoon but we will have to see how much of an impact it will have. If it gets rough then find more wind protected areas to snorkel.

North West: 6.5

Scattered showers mixed with times of sunshine. Winds are stronger today & are causing super strong currents further out from shore & outside of the bays.

Currents are strong near the points but inside Kapalua Bay it’s very calm & clear. Most of Honolua Bay is calm as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunny skies & light wind this morning. Afternoon winds may become strong enough to affect Kahekili while the south face of Black Rock should stay great all day. Waves might pick up later.

Strong currents out past the tip & further out from shore. Visibility is very clear along Kahekili & Black Rock today.

South Side: 6.0

Sunny for most of the day. Calm wind this morning will become pretty strong this afternoon likely causing rough seas & strong currents. Waves are elevated at times. & will probably get bigger later.

Avoid waves & it is looking nice at the Kamaole Beaches, north end of Ulua Beach & Makena Landing.


Monday, August 8, 2022


the skinny

Fun Maui Beach day! Mostly sunny skies with passing clouds at times. Winds are getting stronger & will cause strong currents further out from shore. Isolated showers are possible.

Winds are strongest in the Northwest this morning & the Southside later. Ka’anapali has the smallest waves & lightest wind.

North West: 6.0

Scattered showers, partly sunny. May clear up this afternoon. Winds are very strong with gusts around 27 mph. Rough seas & super strong currents around the points & outside of the bays.

There are waves on the outer shallow areas but inside Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay it’s still pretty calm & visibility is clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny with calm wind this morning. Northeast wind around 12 mph this afternoon will cause stronger currents further out & out past the rock tip. Waves are up slightly.

Waves pushing towards the rock but are not huge. Black Rock is good. Avoid the little shore break waves & Kahekili is nice & clear.

South Side: 5.5

Sunny skies expected. Winds are light this morning. Strong afternoon winds will likely create choppy seas & stronger currents. There are still elevated waves along the shoreline.

Makena Beach has hazardous waves. The waves are pretty small at the Kamaole Beaches, particularly Kamaole Beach #1.


Sunday, August 7, 2022


the skinny

It’s Sunday on Maui & it is a beautiful beach day! Mostly sunny skies with increasing winds this afternoon. Isolated showers are possible but not expected.

A small south swell is bringing elevated waves. The waves are not huge but are bigger in some areas. The southside is the most affected by waves today.

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny with passing clouds. Breezy east wind gusting around 20 mph is causing strong currents further out from shore & waves outside of the bays.

Waves may pick up a little in Napili Bay. Visibility is super clear inside the bays. Both Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay should have great snorkeling for most of the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny skies are expected along with a favorable east wind. Currents are strongest further out from shore & out near the rock tip.

A small south swell is causing slightly elevated waves to avoid entering & exiting the water. Avoid any waves & both Black Rock & Kahekili should remain great all day.

South Side: 5.5

Sunny skies & light wind this morning. West wind this afternoon is likely to create choppy seas. A small south swell is causing waves & stronger currents at most beaches.

Waves are not huge but are big enough to make snorkeling difficult. The smallest waves are along the Kamaole Beaches, particularly Kam #1, & Mile Marker-14.


Saturday, August 6, 2022


the skinny

Plenty of Maui sunshine to start the weekend! Trade winds are starting to pick up & clouds may form this afternoon.

The waves are up just slightly but snorkeling conditions remain very nice. Stronger wind may create wind waves & stronger currents.

North West: 7.5

Sunny skies with passing clouds at times. East wind gusting over 15 mph. The waves are not huge but have some power along the shallow points & beaches outside of the bays.

Strong currents outside of the bays. The innermost area of Kapalua Bay is nice & clear. Most of Honolua Bay is great & should stay clear for most of the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny skies for most of the day. Increasing clouds later this afternoon. Winds may pick up enough to create a slight bump on the water. Visibility is super clear.

With the usual current south past the rock tip, Black Rock & Kahekili Beach are both fantastic today.

South Side: 8.0

Sunny skies & light wind this morning. Increasing clouds & with expected this afternoon. Winds will probably create wind waves & stronger currents later.

There are elevated waves along the shoreline to avoid but visibility is still very good. The Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach & Makena landing are looking good.


Friday, August 5, 2022


the skinny

We have Maui Wowie conditions in all 3 snorkel Zones this morning!! Sunny skies with light winds today. The calmer wind will allow for tropical afternoon showers to form.

Snorkeling conditions are absolutely beautiful. Afternoon winds may create a little wind chop & there are still elevated waves in areas & stronger currents further out from shore.

North West: 8.5

Sunny skies & light winds. Tropical afternoon showers are likely. There are elevated waves & currents near the outer points & shallows but visibility is incredible

Avoid areas with any waves. Napili Bay has some little waves. Inside Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay are incredibly clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Sunny skies & light wind this morning. Tropical afternoon showers are likely. Waves are flat & the ocean surface is calm. Onshore breeze may create a bumpy surface.

The usual stronger currents out pas the rock tip. South face of Black Rock & Kahekili Beach Park are incredibly clear!

South Side: 8.5

Sunny skies & light wind this morning. Tropical afternoon showers are likely. Waves are very small at most spots. Makena has slightly elevated waves.

Onshore breeze may create bumpy surface later. Olowalu, Mile Marker 14, Kamaole Beaches, Ulua, Wailea & Makena Landing all nice & clear this morning!


Thursday, August 4, 2022


the skinny

Maui Wowie snorkeling conditions this morning in Ka’anapali & the Southside! In the Northwest Zone there are elevated waves along the points & exposed beaches.

Sunny skies & light wind expected through the morning. This afternoon isolated showers & an onshore breeze is possible which could get choppy in areas. It will most likely remain calm for most of the day.

North West: 6.5

Sunny skies & light winds expected until this afternoon when clouds may form & bring isolated showers. Ocean visibility is super clear. The waves are elevated along the more open ocean exposed areas & points.

Strong waves & currents on the side & outer point but the innermost area of Kapalua Bay is calm, Honolua Bay is super clear & calm.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Super calm & clear conditions this morning! There’s a slight chance the wind may turn onshore which would create choppy. Most likely it will be amazing for most of the day!

With the usual stronger currents out past the rock tip, Black Rock & Kahekili Beach are both incredibly clear & calm!

South Side: 8.5

Sunny skies & light wind making for excellent conditions this morning. Wind could turn onshore later but the wind will most likely remain calm for most of the day.

Little waves & currents at times but avoid the waves & conditions are great. Mile Marker 14, the Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach & Makena Landing are all fantastic.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022


the skinny

It is a Maui snorkel day! The waves are small & the winds are light. Sunny skies are expected. There are still elevated waves in some areas of the beaches.

We have just a slight chance of scattered showers, mainly in the Northwest this morning & Southside later this afternoon.

North West: 6.5

Mostly sunny, isolated showers. Winds gusting up to 20 mph. Waves are breaking & currents are strong along the more open ocean beaches & on the outskirts & points of the bays.

Kapalua Bay has waves & stronger currents further out towards the left side. Honolua Bay is super calm & clear!

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny with light winds! It looks like conditions will remain beautiful for snorkeling for most of the day! As usual currents are stronger out near the rock tip & further out from shore.

There are still slightly elevated waves at times. The south face of Black Rock & Kahekili are both excellent for snorkeling & playing in the water!

South Side: 7.5

Sunny & beautiful in the water & out this morning! Increasing clouds & just a slight chance of isolated showers & stronger wind later. There are still elevated waves in areas but are mostly pretty small.

Avoid any waves & snorkeling is great this morning at the Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach & much of Makena Landing.


Tuesday, August 2, 2022


the skinny

Maui ocean conditions are calm in areas of all 3 Zones. Mostly sunny skies are expected for most of the day. There are rain clouds on the east side of the mountains that may creep over & around which could bring scattered showers at some point.

The waves continue to fade but are still breaking & are somewhat powerful in areas. Please always avoid waves while snorkeling.

North West: 6.5

Partly sunny with scattered showers. Breezy winds gusting over 25 mph are causing strong currents further out from shore. There are wind waves in the more open ocean exposed areas, points & beaches.

There are some waves & swirling currents further out but most of Kapalua Bay is very nice. Inside Honolua Bay is great with clear visibility & the calmest water.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds & maybe isolated showers. It should stay dry along the shoreline for most of the day. Northeast wind around 14 mph may affect Kahekili later.

There are some surging waves but avoid any waves & Kahekili is pretty good. With the usual stronger currents out near the rock tip, the south face of Black Rock is calm & clear.

South Side: 6.0

Mostly sunny for most of the day. Increasing afternoon clouds, mainly in the Makena area. Winds will pick up as well & will likely create wind waves & stronger currents.

There are occasional still elevated waves in areas of each beach to avoid. The Kamaole Beaches, north end of Ulua & parts of Wailea Beach are looking nice this morning.


Monday, August 1, 2022


the skinny

Snorkeling on Maui will improve as the waves get smaller over the next couple of days. There’s some cloud cover & scattered showers this morning which should mostly clear up along the shoreline this afternoon.

There is a Wind Advisory – winds are gusting over 30 mph causing super strong further out from shore & rough seas. Waves are smaller but still powerful enough to be extra cautious to avoid.

North West: 6.0

Partly sunny with scattered showers this morning. It should clear up by this afternoon. The waves are smaller but it’s still a bit rough in Napili Bay.

Currents & some waves around the outer points of the bays. There are still some waves but Kapalua bay & Honolua Bay are looking good.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

Partly sunny with scattered showers this morning. It should clear up by this afternoon. They are much smaller but waves are still breaking & currents are strong in areas, especially out near the rock tip.

The south face of Black Rock has improved though currents are still strong. Kahekili is getting better, just be careful to avoid any shore break waves.

South Side: 5.0

Mostly sunny this morning. Increasing clouds this afternoon. Light winds this morning will get stronger this afternoon as well. The wave are smaller but still breaking in areas of each beach.

The north end of Ulua & Wailea Beaches as well as Kamaole Beach Park # 1 are OK if the waves are carefully avoided.


Sunday, July 31, 2022


the skinny

Maui will have mostly sunny skies & strong winds to wrap up July. The waves are calming down slightly in some areas but are still pretty powerful at most beaches.

We have a Wind Advisory & Red Flag Warning issued- Wind gusts over 40 mph are possible. It will likely be too windy for umbrellas today. Currents will be strong, please be extra careful not to get blown out to sea.

North West: 6.0

Passing clouds then mostly sunny. Strong winds over 30 mph means rough seas & super strong currents outside of the bays. Waves are still powerful on the points & outside of the bays.

There are still elevated waves at times but Kapalua Bay has areas of calmer water. Most of Honolua Bay is calm with super clear visibility.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.5

Beautiful sunny day with strong northeast winds gusting around 30 mph. The waves are a bit smaller but are still powerful at times. Wind & waves are causing very strong currents.

Waves are biggest south of Black Rock where the winds are lightest. Waves are smaller on the south end of Kahekili Beach where the winds are stronger.

South Side: 4.0

Sunny & beautiful with light wind this morning. Wind will likely get very strong this afternoon causing rough seas. The waves are a bit smaller but be aware every 15 minutes or so bigger waves are breaking.

The biggest waves are in Makena. Smaller waves on the north little corner of Ulua Beach & the Kamaole Beaches.


Saturday, July 30, 2022


the skinny

Another beautiful Maui beach day with mostly sunny skies. Stronger winds this afternoon causing stronger currents & rough seas in areas. Waves are an issue today.

The waves are starting to slow down a little bit but there are powerful waves crashing, strong currents . It could seem calm & clear due to long periods between the bigger waves but they are coming in.

North West: 6.0

Mostly sunny. Increasing afternoon wind gusting up to 30 mph causing strong currents further out from shore. Napili Bay has powerful waves, currents & undertow.

Kapalua Bay is a little more calm but still has elevated waves every 10 minutes or so. It will be crowded but Honolua Bay is super calm & incredible this morning.

Near Ka’anapali: 3.0

Sunny with light wind this morning. Wind will increase this afternoon. Strong currents & powerful waves are slamming the shoreline & along Black Rock. Kahekili also has shore break waves.

Biggest waves are south of Black Rock. Snorkeling is difficult but the smallest waves are on the south end of Kahekili Beach.

South Side: 1.5

Sunny & hot with light wind this morning. Winds will get pretty strong this afternoon causing wind waves. Powerful currents & waves crashing along most of the shoreline.

Snorkeling is not advised. The most dangerous waves are at Makena Beach. Waves are slightly smaller on north end of Ulua Beach & parts of Kamaole Beach # 1.


Friday, July 29, 2022


the skinny

The Maui sun continues to shine on this beautiful Aloha Friday! Calm winds & clear skies are expected for most of the day. Winds will still pick up this afternoon. Snorkeling conditions are quite hazardous at most beaches.

An extremely powerful south swell has brought dangerous waves, strong currents & undertow. Waves are making it as far north as Kapalua Bay.

North West: 5.5

Sunshine & passing clouds. Increasing afternoon wind. Waves & currents in Napili Bay. Kapalua Bay still has areas of clear visibility but waves are making it into the Bay & currents are strong.

Parking may be challenging & it will likely be crowded but inside Honolua Bay conditions are very nice & clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 2.5

Beautiful beach day with light wind expected. Dangerous, powerful waves, super strong currents & undertow. Biggest waves are south of Black Rock.

The waves are smaller along Kahekili Beach, especially the south end of the beach but snorkeling is still hazardous due to currents here as well.

South Side: 1.0

Beautiful beach day with light wind expected for most of the day. Very dangerous waves just about everywhere. Extremely powerful waves, currents & undertow.

It may look nice because there are longer periods between the bigger waves but they are slamming the shoreline. Biggest waves in Makena. Slightly smaller waves at Kamaole Beach # 1.


Thursday, July 28, 2022


the skinny

Incredible Maui sunshine is expected along with lighter winds. The ocean surface is glassy & calm at most beaches this morning. The waves are expected to rise rapidly today as a new & powerful south swell starts to fill in.

South Maui & Ka’anapali have rising waves already. Parts of the Northwest will likely be impacted as well but we’ll have to see how big the waves actually get.

North West: 7.5

Beautiful sunny skies & lighter wind expected. Everything is indicating sunshine all day. East wind around 14 mph. As usual the currents are very strong further out from shore.

Visibility is super clear. Napili Bay will have rising waves. It is calm this morning, but waves may also affect Kapalua Bay later. Honolua Bay should be amazing all day.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

Amazing beach day with calm wind. Visibility is extremely clear. Score is lower because the waves are expected to rise & become hazardous.

It’s still good this morning if the waves are avoided but they are already getting bigger & currents are stronger, particularly south of Black Rock. Kahekili is best this morning.

South Side: 4.0

Incredible, sunny beach day. It looks like the winds will stay pretty calm as well. Visibility is clear. However, the waves are already getting bigger & will become very dangerous today.

Makena Beach is already hazardous with strong undertow & waves. If waves are avoided, Ulua Beach, the sides of Kamaole #1 & Wailea Beach still look good early this morning.


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