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Monday, January, 24 2022


the skinny

We are starting the week off with beautiful beach weather! Sunshine is expected & we have only a slight chance of any isolated showers. Trade winds will become stronger this afternoon with gusts around 30 mph in areas.

A High Surf Advisory has been issued for shoreline exposed to a new west-northwest swell which is starting to arrive along much of the Maui coastline. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can get better as well. Have a lovely day!

North West: 3.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds from time to time. Strong east winds gusting around 27 mph. Waves are breaking & will get bigger throughout the day as another west-northwest swell fills in. A High Surf Advisory is issued for exposed shoreline.

Currents are extremely strong & getting stronger. Waves will become more powerful & wash high upon the shoreline. The smallest waves can be found inside Kapalua Bay this morning.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

Sunny skies are expected all day. Winds are out of a more easterly direction & will probably get lighter this afternoon. The waves have dropped down in size a little, but are still pretty powerful in some areas & will likely pick back up.

The smallest waves can be found closer to Black Rock where snorkeling conditions have improved. Currents & waves are still very strong out near the rock tip.

South Side: 2.0

Mostly sunny with a north wind less than 10 mph expected in South Kihei & Wailea. Snorkeling in the zone continues to be hazardous due to powerful waves breaking just about everywhere.

The west swell will be getting bigger. The south swell is fading so Mile marker 14 may improve & is the best chance for calmer water. Avoid snorkeling where waves are breaking.


Sunday, January, 23 2022


the skinny

It’s going to be a beautiful Sunday beach day. We expect sunny skies for much of the day with only a small chance of any isolated showers. Trade winds will be ramping back up with gusts close to 30 mph in the windiest areas.

A High Surf Advisory is issued due to the powerful west-northwest swell which has brought dangerous waves to much of the Maui coastline. The waves are big & dangerous. Currents & undertow are strong. There are small areas with smaller waves. Please be extra cautious today.

North West: 1.5

Scattered clouds this morning will likely fade & sunshine should prevail. Strong winds out of the east gusting over 25 mph. A High Surf Advisory is issued as dangerous, powerful waves continue to break & wash high upon the shoreline throughout the zone.

Hazardous ocean conditions. Waves, currents & undertow are extremely strong. The waves are slightly smaller inside Kapalua Bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 3.5

Beautiful, sunny skies are expected along with breezy afternoon winds out of the east. The waves have picked up in size & are breaking powerfully along much of the shoreline & are surging along Black Rock as well.

Currents are stronger & there are rip-currents in areas. The smallest waves are closer to Black Rock & also near Whalers Village.

South Side: 1.5

Sunshine is expected all day. Winds will probably remain pretty light in the South Kihei & Wailea areas. Strong winds are expected in North Kihei. The waves are super dangerous throughout the zone.

Big & powerful waves, currents, and rip-currents are making it a hazardous day for snorkeling. Slightly smaller waves can be found in small areas of Kamaole beach 1 but they are pretty big too.


Saturday, January, 22 2022


the skinny

We are kicking off the weekend with mostly sunny skies, trade winds & increasing waves in all 3 Zones. A High Surf Warning is issued. The west-northwest swell was late to arrive but is filling in now & the waves are extremely powerful & in the Northwest & the Southside. A smaller south swell is also rising.

Although not as big as elsewhere, Ka’anapali is affected as well with elevated waves. Waves are slamming along some areas of the shoreline. The waves will keep getting bigger throughout the day.

North West: 1.5

Mostly sunny with scattered clouds & a 40% chance of isolated showers. Winds are strong out of the northeast gusting over 20 mph. Dangerous ocean conditions due to extremely powerful waves, extremely strong currents & undertow.

Waves washing high upon the shoreline. The waves will keep getting bigger & more hazardous all day. Inside Kapalua bay the waves are slightly smaller.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.5

Beautiful, mostly sunny beach day expected. Breezy northeast wind gusting near 20 mph later in the day. Waves are not huge but are breaking pretty powerfully along much of the shoreline. Currents & riptides are stronger in areas.

The biggest waves are half way between Whalers Village & Black Rock & along Kahekili. The smallest waves can be found closer to the south face of Black Rock. Black Rock is still has a pocket of calmer water but currents are stronger & the waves are likely increasing.

South Side: 2.0

Mostly sunny beach day with lighter winds earlier in the day. Should stay pretty clear for most of the day. The waves are big & extremely hazardous throughout the Zone. Currents & under tow are super strong as well.

The most dangerous waves are in Makena. The smallest waves can be found at Kamaole beach park 1 but listen to lifeguard warnings about conditions.


Friday, January, 21 2022


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Beautiful sunshine is expected all day in all 3 Zones. Trade winds are returning with stronger winds out of a more easterly direction. Only a slim chance of isolated showers. Snorkeling conditions are good in certain areas this morning. The waves will be getting bigger throughout the day though.

An extra large west-northwest swell is expected to bring waves to very hazardous sizes later in the day & has prompted a High Surf Warning to be issued. The biggest waves will be in the Northwest & South side. Ka’anapali may be affected as well.

North West: 4.5

Sunny skies are expected after some passing morning clouds. East winds gusting over 15 mph this afternoon. The waves are up slightly this morning but will start to pick up sometime. Later this afternoon is when the biggest waves are expected.

A High Surf Warning is issued. The inside of Kapalua bay is still looking really good for snorkeling this morning. Please stay aware conditions will probably change quickly.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

It’s an extremely beautiful sunny day with light winds this morning. Winds will increase a bit out of the north this afternoon. The waves are up a little bit more but are still pretty small this morning.

The waves could get pretty big later in the day. Swells & currents are a little more surging out near the rock tip. The south face of Black Rock & Kahekili are looking good for snorkeling though.

South Side: 4.0

Sunny skies with an increasing east wind expected this afternoon. It’s a beautiful day. The main thing affecting the area is the waves. Currents are also stronger & will increase later as well.


Thursday, January, 20 2022


the skinny

The sun is out & the wind is calm making it a beautiful beach day on Maui! Clouds may form this afternoon bringing a slightly higher chance of isolated showers but it should stay clear along most of the shoreline. The west-northwest swell is fading as a small south swell starts to fill in.

The waves are not huge but are big enough to affect some areas & there could be long periods between bigger sets. As always please remember that conditions can change quickly- this means it can get better as well!

North West: 5.5

Mostly sunny with a light northeast breeze expected all day. We have a slight chance of isolated showers. The waves are not huge but are breaking along the more exposed open ocean beaches & along the sides of the bays.

The swell is fading so there are longer periods between the bigger sets of waves. Napili bay has smaller waves. Kapalua Bay has the smallest waves & best snorkeling today.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny to mostly sunny. A light breeze out of the north is expected & we have just a very slight chance of isolated showers later. The waves picked up a little bit more overnight.

Kahekili has some small but kind of powerful shore break at times. The south face of Black Rock is looking great with the usual stronger currents out near the rock tip.

South Side: 4.0

Mostly sunny with a chance of increasing afternoon clouds, but only a slight chance of any isolated showers. The waves got a little bigger & are breaking pretty powerfully at most beaches.

The waves are somewhat smaller at Kamaole beach 1 but they’re still a bit too big for snorkeling. Mile Marker 14 has the calmest water. The waves may pick up there later as well.


Wednesday, January, 19 2022


the skinny

It is shaping up to be a beautiful beach day on Maui! Snorkeling conditions are looking good this morning in the Northwest & Ka’anapali while the waves have picked back up in the Southside. The waves will pick up in the Northwest sometime today as well.

A new west-northwest swell is starting to arrive along Maui shores today. A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the north shore & exposed west facing shores. Keep in mind that conditions can change quickly & have a lovely day on Maui!

North West: 5.5

Mostly sunny with light winds out of the east. The waves are on the rise & may become hazardous later today. They are already a bit bigger along the more exposed beaches & the sides of the bays.

Waves are just barely starting to pick up in the areas of Napili Bay where the most fish are, but they aren’t very big there yet. The inside of Kapalua Bay is looking remarkable this morning.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day along with a light east wind. Scattered clouds may move into the area later. The islands to the west are blocking most of the swell energy from the zone. However, it is possible the waves pick up later.

Currents are a bit stronger, especially out around the tip of the rock. Kahekili has some surging little waves but is still good & the south face of Black Rock is looking great.

South Side: 4.5

Mostly sunny skies with a light onshore wind. Increasing clouds possible later. The waves are bigger & on the rise again today. It’s a beautiful day but snorkeling conditions are pretty rough throughout the Zone.

This morning Kamaole beach park 1 has slightly smaller waves. Mile Marker 14 has the smallest waves & best chance for snorkeling in the Zone.


Tuesday, January, 18 2022


the skinny

We have another absolutely beautiful beach day on Maui! Snorkeling conditions have improved in all 3 Zones with Ka’anapali having the calmest waters.

The waves have dropped down in size but are still breaking at elevated sizes & may pick up a bit later in the day. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly & enjoy this beautiful sunny winter day in the middle of the ocean!

North West: 6.5

Sunshine & light wind expected. Conditions have improved. There are still elevated waves breaking in the more open ocean exposed beaches such as Flemings for example, as well as along the outer sides & points of the bays.

The waves may pick up a bit more this afternoon. Visibility is super clear. The North half of Napili bay & Kapalua Bay are looking really nice.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny skies & light breeze is expected for most of the day. The waves are not necessarily big but there’s some elevated shore break at Kahekili.

Visibility is nice & clear. Black Rock is looking fantastic this morning. As usual currents are stronger out near the rock tip.

South Side: 5.0

Sunny skies expected for most of the day. Light onshore breeze increasing this afternoon. The waves are slightly smaller but are still breaking at sizes just big enough to make beach entry a bit difficult & affect visibility.

Waves are a little smaller today at Kamaole 1 for playing in. The north end of Ulua beach has slightly smaller waves. Mile Marker 14 remains the closest best spot for snorkeling.


Monday, January, 17 2022


the skinny

Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and give special remembrance for all he has done. And it is a beautiful day on Maui with clear sunny skies expected for most of the day. Snorkeling conditions have improved.

There are still waves breaking but they are getting smaller. The smallest waves are in Ka’anapali. The largest waves are in the more exposed beaches of the Northwest & most of the Southern Shore. As always, conditions can change quickly- they can also improve!

North West: 5.5

Sunny skies are expected along with light winds. The waves are still breaking very powerfully along the more open ocean exposed beaches, as well as the outskirts & sides of the bays.

However, areas inside Kapalua bay & Napili bay have small waves & crystal clear visibility. Be cautious to avoid areas with breaking waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Clear sunny skies with a light breeze. The wind will shift to an onshore breeze this afternoon. It should stay calm enough to not cause too much of a bumpy surface. There are still elevated waves in areas but they are smaller.

Kahekili has improved. As usual currents are stronger out near the rock tip but the south face of Black Rock is looking particularly good.

South Side: 4.5

Sunny skies & light winds this morning with expected increasing clouds this afternoon. Light onshore breeze expected all day. The waves are still breaking & are just powerful enough to adversely affect snorkeling at most spots.

Waves are a bit smaller waves along the north end of Ulua beach. Mile Marker 14 is the best chance for snorkeling in the Zone. Makena has the most hazardous waves.


Sunday, January, 16 2022


the skinny

This is an absolutely beautiful Sunday beach day on Maui. Grab your chairs & umbrellas because we have clear, sunny skies with light winds. Clouds may form in some areas later & there’s a slight chance of isolated showers this afternoon.

The new west-northwest swell took longer than expected to arrive but it did overnight. The waves are big in the Northwest & the Southside. Ka’anapali has elevated waves as well but not as big. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can indeed improve as well!

North West: 3.0

Sunny skies with light wind. The waves finally picked up to hazardous levels. Visibility is still good but waves are breaking above most of the reef and along water entry points. Currents are very strong as well.

The surf is expected to keep getting bigger & currents will keep getting stronger. The smallest waves can be found on the north end of Napili Bay & inside Kapalua bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Incredible sunny day with light wind expected. The waves are up a bit in some areas but visibility is still super clear. Kahekili beach & half way between Whalers Village & Black Rock is where the shore break is strongest.

Ocean surface is glassy! As usual the currents are stronger out near the rock tip but the waves are smaller closer to the south face of Black Rock where snorkeling conditions are looking really good.

South Side: 3.5

Clear sunny day with light wind. Afternoon clouds may form but it should stay really nice for most of the day. Isolated showers, if any, should stick to the mountains.

The waves have dropped down just a little bit but they’re still breaking and are big enough to make snorkeling pretty hazardous. Mile Marker 14 has the smallest waves in the Zone.


Saturday, January, 15 2022


the skinny

Overnight a volcanic eruption has happened in the South Pacific which has generated a small but powerful tsunami surge. This surge has mostly passed already but could still cause very strong currents & water to wash high on the shoreline at times. This has prompted State Authorities to issue a Tsunami Advisory which may be lifted soon.

It’s another beautiful day on Maui. Winds are shifting to a more westerly direction but should stay pretty light for most of the day. Waves of various sizes are breaking along the shoreline.

A large west-northwest swell will continue to build throughout the day. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can get better as well! Have a lovely day!

North West: 3.5

Mostly sunny with winds increasing out of the west. Waves are breaking pretty strong and are expected to pick up to very hazardous levels throughout the day.

The tsunami surge has washed debris into the water as well. The smallest waves can be found inside Kapalua Bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

Beautiful & mostly sunny with an onshore breeze. Winds should stay pretty light for much of the day. The tsunami surge is dissipating but is still causing very strong currents at times.

Elevated waves, caused by the west swell, are breaking along the shoreline & Kahekili is pretty rough. The south face of Black Rock is looking best.

South Side: 3.0

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds expected this afternoon. Winds are out of a more westerly direction. Waves continue to break pretty powerfully along the shoreline due to the west swell.

Slightly smaller waves at Kamaole beach 1. The tsunami surge is still causing stronger currents & has washed more debris into the ocean in the zone.


Friday, January, 14 2022


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! This morning we have mostly sunny skies & light winds. This afternoon more clouds may form & a light see breeze is expected. The lighter wind is making a slightly higher chance of isolated showers but it should stay dry along the shoreline for most of the day.

Waves are still breaking throughout Maui. They have dropped down in size and are again expected to pick back up to very dangerous sizes later in the day in the Northwest & Southside. The smallest waves & nicest snorkeling is in Ka’anapali.

North West: 4.0

Mostly sunny with light winds expected. The waves have dropped down in size but are still breaking big enough to remain hazardous & affect snorkeling. Currents are very strong & getting stronger.

The waves are expected to pick back up as yet another new west-northwest swell fills in later. The smallest waves are inside Kapalua Bay & the north end of Napili bay this morning.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Mostly sunny with a light breeze & scattered clouds this morning. Winds will probably shift to a light onshore breeze & some clouds may form. There are still some waves in areas but the waves have dropped down in size & will likely pick back up.

Kahekili has improved but there are elevated waves along the shoreline to avoid. The south face of Black Rock is looking really nice. As usual the currents are strongest further out near the tip of the rock.

South Side: 3.5

Partly to mostly sunny with light winds. This afternoon some more clouds, a light onshore breeze & a higher chance of isolated showers. The waves have dropped down a little bit in size but are still big enough to be hazardous & to adversely affect snorkeling throughout the Zone.

The waves will probably get bigger later in the day as well. This morning the smallest waves are in the Olowalu & Mile Marker 14 area. Kam 1 has slightly smaller waves this morning but snorkeling still not advised here.


Thursday, January, 13 2022


the skinny

We have a beautiful beach day on our hands! Mostly sunny skies will likely prevail for most of the day. As always there’s still a slight chance of isolated showers this afternoon. Winds are expected to remain light.

The waves are a little smaller but are still greatly affecting the South Side & Northwest. There’s a High Surf Advisory for shores exposed to west-northwest swells. The smallest waves & best snorkeling can be found in areas of Ka’anapali. See details below. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 3.0

Mostly sunny with an east wind around 10 mph. Waves are still rolling in but they are a little smaller this morning. Another new swell is expected to bring the waves back up to extremely dangerous sizes, along with super strong currents & undertow.

a High Surf Advisory is issued for shores exposed to this swell direction. Smaller waves are inside Kapalua bay & areas of Napili bay this morning. They’ll get bigger here as well.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

Mostly sunny skies are expected along with a very light east breeze this morning shifting to a more southerly direction this afternoon. The waves have dropped down in size. However, there are still waves breaking in areas, particularly at Kahekili.

The waves may pick up later & currents are stronger out near the rock tip but the south face of Black Rock is looking really nice for snorkeling.

South Side: 3.5

Mostly sunny with a light onshore breeze. The waves have dropped down in size this morning but are still putting a damper on snorkeling & are still hazardous at most beaches.

Kamaole beach 1 has smaller waves. In the far north end of the Zone, Mile Marker 14 is the best bet for snorkeling. The Makena area has the biggest waves.


Wednesday, January, 12 2022


the skinny

This morning winds are light & we have mostly sunny skies. Increasing wind this afternoon but lighter. Along with the lighter winds we have a higher chance of isolated showers this afternoon. It’ll probably stay clear along most of the shoreline though.

The High Surf Warning continues as this west-northwest swell continues to bring powerful waves to most of Maui. The most dangerous waves are in the Northwest & the South Side while parts of Ka’anapali have smaller waves. Please keep in mind conditions can change quickly- they can get better as well.

North West: 2.0

Mostly sunny with lighter winds this morning. Breezy afternoon with a higher chance of scattered showers. High Surf Advisory as powerful waves continue to break throughout the zone.

Currents are extremely strong & waves are washing high upon the beach. Slightly smaller waves can be found inside Kapalua bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

Sunshine & lighter winds expected for most of the day. It’s a beautiful beach day! Waves of various sizes are breaking along the shoreline & out on the tip of Black Rock. There are longer periods between the bigger waves.

Currents are stronger where the bigger waves are. The area of Black Rock between the shoreline & & tip of the rock is still looking good.

South Side: 3.0

Sunny skies should prevail through early afternoon. WInds are light this morning & will increase later in the day. Nice beach day but the ocean is quite hazardous.

Waves are still powerful throughout the Zone. Currents are very strong as well. The smallest waves are at Mile Marker 14.


Tuesday, January, 11 2022


the skinny

We have mostly clear sunny skies in Ka’anapali & much of the Southside. The Northwest has some cloud cover. Winds are shifting out of a more northerly direction & will become strong in areas.

High Surf Warning! A new west northwest swell is starting to fill in across Maui County. This morning there are long periods between the bigger waves but waves will become more consistent & bigger throughout the day. Visibility is adversely affected as well. Conditions will change quickly as the swell fills in.

North West: 2.0

Partly to mostly sunny. Northeast wind gusting over 20 mph. Chance of isolated showers. The waves are a little smaller early this morning inside Kapalua bay but they are expected to pick up soon & become extremely dangerous.

High Surf Warning! Huge waves expected this afternoon along with extremely strong currents, undertow & waves washing high upon the shoreline. The conditions will get hazardous quickly.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

Sunny skies are expected with just a slight chance of any isolated showers. Winds are increasing out of the northeast this afternoon. The waves are on the rise. They are already powerful along Kahekili beach & parts of Ka’anapali beach. Be aware the waves & currents will likely increase throughout the day.

The south face of Black Rock still has a pocket of calmer water. Currents are stronger & waves are washing over the tip of the rock. Mile Marker 14 has the smallest waves on Maui this morning.

South Side: 3.0

Mostly sunny with Winds out of the north gusting over 25 mph this afternoon. Lighter winds in Wailea. The waves continue to break extremely powerful throughout the Zone. Extremely strong currents & undertow at most beaches.

However, Mile Marker 14 has really nice snorkeling this morning and the waves are pretty small. When the winds pick up the currents will get strong here as well.


Monday, January, 10 2022


the skinny

Keep an eye out for rainbows today! There’s a bit of cloud cover this morning which will probably come and go into the afternoon. We do have a 40% chance of scattered showers but they should pass by relatively quickly. Winds are out of a more southerly direction which will cause more of a choppy ocean surface.

Waves of various sizes are breaking along most of the Maui shoreline this morning. There is a High Surf Warning for shores exposed to this northwest swell. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better.

North West: 2.5

Mostly cloudy this morning. We have a light onshore breeze. Scattered showers possible by mid-morning. The waves are a little smaller but are still powerful & hazardous throughout the Zone.

The waves are expected to pick back up to super big. Currents remain strong. The waves are slightly smaller inside Kapalua bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

Partly sunny with a slightly higher chance of passing showers by mid-morning. The ocean is a bit rough. The waves have picked up & currents are bit stronger especially out near the rock tip and Kahekili.

It could just totally clear up all of a sudden as Ka’anapali often does. The south face of Black Rock is good until the tip of the rock where it’s rough. Mile Marker 14 is lookin nice this morning. Conditions could get better or deteriorate quickly today.

South Side: 2.0

Mostly cloudy with an increasing chance of scattered showers. South winds are creating rough seas. The waves continue to break powerfully along the shoreline, currents are extremely strong & the ocean is quite hazardous throughout the Zone.

Mile Marker 14 is looking pretty nice this morning as long as we don’ t swim out too far where currents are already stronger. With approaching weather it could deteriorate quickly there as well.


Sunday, January, 9 2022


the skinny

It is shaping up to be an absolutely lovely Sunday beach day. The sun is expected to shine all day & winds should remain light in all 3 Zones for most of the day. A powerful northwest swell is has brought large hazardous waves to the Northwest Zone & the Southside.

The islands to the west of Maui are blocking most of the wave energy from affecting Ka’anapali so far this morning but be aware the waves may increase here as well. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly & have a lovely day.

North West: 1.5

Sunny skies along with a light sea breeze. Snorkeling conditions are extremely hazardous throughout the Zone as big, powerful waves are breaking along the reef & washing high upon the shoreline.

We can expect the waves to keep getting bigger & more dangerous. Currents & undertow are extremely strong. Slightly smaller waves this morning inside Kapalua bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Beautiful beach day with light wind expected all day. The waves are pretty small this morning along most of the Ka’anapali shoreline. Surging waves are breaking along parts of Kahekili this morning & currents are a little stronger than usual in areas such as out near the tip of Black Rock.

The waves & currents may pick up as the swell fills in. The south face of Black Rock has really good snorkeling conditions & is the best spot on the island today.

South Side: 2.0

Clear beautiful beach weather with light wind expected for most of the day. Powerful waves are still breaking at most beaches throughout the Zone. Currents are super strong throughout the areas s well & the waves will probably keep getting bigger.

Mile Marker 14 has smaller waves & is the best chance closest to the Southern shores, the waves may pick up here as well. Mid-Kihei has smaller waves as well but is too shallow for snorkeling.


Saturday, January, 8 2022


the skinny

Beautiful sunny beach weather expected all day. Winds are out of the north and will increase this afternoon. A High Surf Warning has been issued due to an extremely large & powerful northwest swell heading our way.

The waves are expected to build rapidly in the Northwest Zone. This swell will probably be big enough to affect the Southside & even parts of Ka’anapali. Exactly when & how much of an impact it will have on Ka’anapali is difficult to predict. The swell will start to reach Maui waters by this afternoon into this evening. Conditions can change quickly.

North West: 3.5

Sunny skies with a north breeze gusting around 10 mph. The waves are pretty small this morning but are expected to build rapidly & become extremely dangerous this afternoon.

A High Surf Warning has been issued. Seas will rise quickly. Currents will become seriously extreme with strong undertow & huge waves. Early this morning Kapalua bay is still looking good though.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Clear sunny skies expected all day. Winds are light this morning & will increase a bit this afternoon out of the north. The waves are smaller along Ka’anapali beach this morning, but will probably pick back up. Kahekili already has elevated waves.

The south face of Black Rock is looking good this morning. Currents are stronger out past the rock tip. It’s hard to say when & how much of an impact the new swell will have in the areas so please keep an eye out for rising waves today.

South Side: 2.0

Sunny skies expected all day. Winds are light this morning & will become stronger in North Kihei. Powerful waves continue to break along the shoreline throughout the Zone. The waves will probably pick up more as well.

The closest spot with the best chance of small waves is near Mile Marker 14. Please be aware the waves may pick up there as well.


Friday, January, 7 2022


the skinny

Sunny skies are expected to prevail again! We expect it to be a beautiful beach day! Light north wind this morning shifting to light onshore breeze later. The waves are a bit smaller in parts of Ka’anapali, bigger on the Southside & increasing in the Northwest.

The north swell is fading as a west northwest swell starts to fill in. There’s also a south swell. This will cause waves of various sizes in all 3 Zones as some wave energy is blocked by, wraps around & under Maui’s neighboring islands. Please stay extra aware today that conditions can change quickly.

North West: 3.0

Mostly sunny with light north wind this morning. Winds will probably pick up a bit this afternoon. The north swell is fading but a new swell is starting to fill in. Ocean conditions are still hazardous with waves, currents & undertow in most areas.

Small areas of Kapalua bay & the north end of Napili bay have smaller waves this morning. The waves are expected to pick back up soon.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

Sunny beautiful beach day with light winds out of the north expected. The waves have dropped down in size but are still powerful in areas. There are longer periods between the bigger sets of waves.

The south face of Black Rock is looking good. Currents are stronger out near the rock tip & the waves will probably pick up sometime today. The smallest shoreline waves are closer to Black Rock.

South Side: 1.0

Sunny skies are expected along with light north wind. It’s a beautiful beach day. The surf is super powerful & dangerous at most beaches throughout the Zone.

The waves are even powerful along the Kamaole beaches, & Wailea. Mile Marker 14 may have smaller waves closer to shore. Small areas north of Kalama park & will have smaller waves.


Thursday, January, 6 2022


the skinny

The sun is shining & the weather is sweet! We expect mostly clear skies & light wind. There’s always a slight chance of scattered showers but it’s not very likely- highest chance is in Northwest Maui. The main thing affecting snorkeling is breaking waves.

There’s a large north swell & a southwest swell already causing waves. A very large west swell is expected to fill in today as well. Ocean conditions are potentially hazardous in all 3 Zones with small areas of smaller waves. Please remember that conditions can change quickly.

North West: 1.0

Mostly sunny with light winds expected. Some passing clouds from time to time. The waves are extremely dangerous, powerful & currents are extremely strong.

Slightly smaller waves on the north end of Napili bay. Beautiful beach day but snorkeling isn’t a good idea in this zone today.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.5

Absolutely beautiful beach day. Sunshine & light wind expected all day. Waves are breaking on the shoreline. They aren’t always big but bigger waves are coming in every 10 minutes or so & may pick up more.

Currents are stronger & waves are also breaking near the tip of the rock. We need to be extra cautious today. There’s stronger undertow when the bigger waves come in. South face of Black Rock still has nice visibility.

South Side: 3.5

Beautiful beach day with light wind & sun expected all day. Very hazardous powerful waves are breaking throughout the Zone. Visibility is not good & currents are very strong, along with undertow & riptides.

Slightly smaller waves can be found in North Kihei but they are getting bigger too. Not the day for snorkeling in this zone.


Wednesday, January, 5 2022


the skinny

We have mostly sunny skies & light wind again. It’s a beautiful beach day with another slight chance of scattered showers later in the day. A big north swell has brought very dangerous waves to the Northwest Zone where it’s recommended to stay out of the water. The swell is big enough to affect Ka’anapali as well with elevated waves & stronger currents. 

There’s still a south swell that’s just big enough to affect parts of the Southside, although the south may improve later. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly- they can get better as well. 

North West: 1.0

Mostly sunny with a slight chance of scattered showers later. Big dangerous waves that are getting bigger. Currents are seriously extremely dangerous along with strong riptides & undertow. 

Powerful waves are washing high up onto the shoreline. The score isn’t a zero because the weather is nice. It’s recommended to stay out of the ocean in this zone today. 

Near Ka’anapali: 4.5

Beautiful mostly sunny skies with light wind expected. There’s still a chance of scattered showers but it’ll most likely stay dry on the beach. The north swell is big enough to affect Ka’anapali with powerful waves at times & stronger currents. 

Smaller waves can be found along the south face of Black Rock. Currents are very strong out near the tip where waves are also crashing.   

South Side: 5.5

Sunny skies are expected with light wind for most of the day. Slight chance of isolated showers later but it should stay dry along the shoreline. The waves are still up just enough to affect snorkeling this morning. 

Waves may mellow out more when the tide drops lower this afternoon. Mile Marker 14 has the smallest waves. Parts of Kamaole beach 1 are decent. 


Tuesday, January, 4 2022


the skinny

It is another beautiful beach day on Maui! We have mostly clear skies in all 3 Zones. Winds are blowing out of the south which will cause choppy ocean conditions if it becomes strong enough. There’s just a slight chance of any rain showers.

The south swell is dropping down in size but is still causing waves in some areas. A new northwest swell is expected to start showing later but we’ll have to see how much energy if any makes in to the snorkel zones. Please remember that conditions can change quickly & have a great ay at the beach!

North West: 8.0

Sunny skies & a light south wind expected. There’s slight chance the wind may pick too much & may make choppy seas in areas. Also the waves may pick up later but snorkeling conditions are fantastic this morning inside the main bays.

Napili bay and Kapalua bay have crystal clear visibility & glassy ocean surface with very small waves this morning.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. There’s a south wind which is blowing some some water towards Black Rock. Winds may calm down then pick back up becoming strong enough to make a bumpy ocean surface in areas.

Still some waves but they are much smaller this morning. Kahekili beach is lookin great. The south face of Black Rock is good too. As usual currents are stronger near the rock tip.

South Side: 4.5

Mostly sunny skies expected all day. Winds are out of the south. The Zone is still having a tough time for snorkeling. The waves are still up just enough to adversely affect entry & visibility. The ocean surface is calm in Wailea but choppy in South Kihei this morning.

It could improve later but it’s a tough one to predict today. The Mile Marker 14 area is the closest spot with the smallest waves but may get choppy as well.


Monday, January, 3 2022


the skinny

On this first Monday of 2022 we have mostly cloudy overcast skies. It will probably become mostly sunny. Scattered showers are possible but it looks likely it will remain mostly dry along the shoreline. Keep an eye out for rainbows! The winds are expected to remain light as well.

The south swell is still rolling in causing elevated waves along the South Side & parts of Ka’anapali. A small northwest swell is bringing waves to areas of the northwest. Please remember that conditions can change quickly. Have a lovely day.

North West: 7.5

Morning clouds and a slight chance of scattered showers. Likely becoming mostly sunny soon. Light winds expected all day.

There is a northwest well causing elevated waves in areas & stronger currents further out from shore. Inside the main bays things are nice. Napili bay, Kapalua bay are looking really good.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Partly sunny this morning with a small chance of isolated showers. the sun will likely come out soon & it will probably remain dry for most of the day. Light winds expected.

The waves are still up a bit & breaking along parts of the shoreline & surging with stronger currents out near the tip of Black Rock. Visibility is pretty good along the south face of Black Rock & parts of Kahekili.

South Side: 4.0

Partly sunny with a very slight chance of isolated showers. Light wind expected all day. Waves are still breaking pretty powerfully throughout the Zone.

The most hazardous waves are in the Makena area. Mile Marker 14 is the best spot in the Zone with the smallest waves.


Sunday, January, 2 2022


the skinny

It is shaping up to be a seriously beautiful Sunday beach day on Maui! Clear skies this morning with a relatively light south wind expected for most of the day. There is still a small chance of showers forming later but it is not very likely.

Although the waves are not huge for Hawaii, an off season south swell is causing some pretty powerful waves to break along beaches exposed to south swells. A small northwest swell is bringing elevated waves in some areas as well. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can get better as well!

North West: 7.5

Clear skies & light wind making for a great beach day! We have only a very slim chance of any showers forming later. Stronger wind in the afternoon.

The waves are starting to pick up a little more but are not very big in the main snorkeling areas yet. Stronger currents outside the bays. Napili bay, Kapalua bay are looking great & Honolua may remain nice for most of the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Beautiful sunny beach day! Light winds expected for most of the day. Very slight chance of any showers. The waves are getting smaller but still up a bit & breaking along parts of the shoreline & surging towards Black Rock at times.

Look for the areas with smaller waves. Snorkeling is still looking nice at Black Rock & Kahekili once quickly & carefully past any shore break waves. Currents & waves become stronger again out near the rock tip.

South Side: 3.5

Sunny beautiful beach day! Winds are light & will probably stay pretty mellow for most of the day. There’s only a very slight chance of any showers later. They’re getting smaller but powerful waves are breaking throughout the Zone.

Snorkeling is pretty tough today. The smallest waves can be found at Kamaole beach 1 & the north little corner of Ulua beach. Be extra cautious. Waves are particularly dangerous in Makena today.


Saturday, January, 1 2022


the skinny

Happy New Year! It is a beautiful first day of the year 2022! We have mostly sunny skies & light wind this morning. Winds are out of the south & as the wind picks up into the afternoon the ocean surface may become choppy in areas. There’s still a chance of rain showers but it looks like most of the rain is going to miss Maui, at least for most of the day.

The waves have picked up along shores exposed to south swells. There’s also a north swell but it’s not as big as the south. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly & have a lovely first day of the year!

North West: 6.5

Mostly sunny with a slightly higher chance of scattered showers. It’ll probably stay clear along the shoreline most of the day. Light south breeze increasing later. The waves have dropped down but are still breaking, mainly along the sides of the bays.

Rain runoff maybe an issue at Honolua. Avoid running streams & brown water. Napili bay & Kapalua bay are looking really nice with good visibility.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. There’s just a slight chance of showers sometime but it’ll most likely stay dry along the shoreline. The main thing today is that the waves have picked up & are breaking along the shoreline.

Swells are pushing towards Black Rock as well. Visibility is still pretty good & it may calm down later in the day. Be extra cautious of waves & currents today. Avoid snorkeling through waves.

South Side: 3.5

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. The wind is calm this morning & will increase throughout the day. Powerful waves are breaking pretty much everywhere in the Zone.

The smallest waves can be found along Wailea beach. Makena is the most hazardous. It’s a beautiful day, just be extra cautious of the waves.


Friday, December, 31 2021


the skinny

It’s the last day of 2021! We have partly sunny skies this morning. Passing rain showers are in the forecast for this afternoon. Heavy rain is likely at some point. The winds are shifting out of a more southerly direction today.

The wind shifts is causing choppy conditions at most spots. Waves are getting a bit bigger as well. Please avoid areas with brown water, rain runoff & keep in mind conditions can change quickly. Have a lovely New Years!

North West: 5.0

Partly sunny with light wind this morning. Waves are breaking in the more open ocean areas & along the sides of the bays. Heavy rain is likely later which will cause conditions to decline.

The north end of Napili bay & Kapalua bay are looking pretty nice this morning. Visibility is good. Waves will probably pickup as the storm moves closer.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.5

Mostly cloudy & the wind is blowing onshore. Not much rain yet but it is expected. Ocean surface is choppy, waves are breaking and currents are very strong.

There’s a chance it may clear up mid-morning before becoming rough again. If so the south face of Black Rock will be the spot but it’s not good now. It’s quite rough this morning.

South Side: 4.0

Partly sunny this morning. Increasing clouds & a high chance of heavy rain later in the day. Winds are calm in Wailea & South Kihei. Stronger wind this afternoon but ocean is glassy this morning.

Waves are breaking throughout the Zone. They are powerful & currents are strong. The smallest waves are at Kamaole beach 1 & the north end of Ulua beach.


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