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Tuesday, September 27, 2022


the skinny

Snorkeling on Maui has improved as the waves are getting smaller while the south swell fades. There are still elevated waves at times & currents will become stronger as the winds increase this afternoon.

Mostly sunny although we will have passing clouds. Isolated showers are likely at some point. Increasing trade winds may cause rough seas in areas.

North West: 8.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds & brief isolated showers. The waves are much smaller today but may pick up later. Ocean conditions are nice & calm inside the bays.

Winds will cause strong currents further out from shore & outside of the bays. Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay will likely have beautiful snorkeling all day.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny skies are expected, however there is a chance of passing clouds. Increasing winds will cause stronger currents further out & around the rock tip.

There are still slightly elevated waves, mainly around Black Rock. Kahekili Beach has great snorkeling conditions this morning.

South Side: 5.0

Mostly sunny with light winds this morning. Increasing winds this afternoon will probably cause wind waves later. The waves are smaller but are still occasionally powerful.

Largest waves are in Makena. The Kamaole Beaches, north end of Ulua & Wailea beach are mostly calm this morning.


Monday, September 26, 2022


the skinny

Beaches on Maui are the place to be today as sunny skies are expected for most of the day! Winds will likely remain daily light as well.

The south swell will continue to slowly get smaller but waves are still powerful at times, mainly along the Southside. Be aware there could be 15 minutes or longer between the biggest waves.

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny with a light northeast breeze. Increasing clouds this afternoon. The waves are still a bit elevated & washing onto parts of the beaches & shallow points of the bays.

Rough waves & currents in Napili. Kapalua Bay has improved, however there areas of waves to be cautious of. Honolua Bay is calm & super clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

Sunny skies are expected, although this afternoon clouds may move down off the mountain. Winds should remain pretty calm. Winds may still affect Kahekili later.

The waves are getting smaller but are still powerful at times around Black Rock. Currents are stronger here as well. Kahekili Beach is looking good with much smaller waves.

South Side: 4.0

Sunny skies this morning & for most of the day. Clouds may increase later this afternoon. Winds should remain calm. Waves are a little smaller but are still powerful at most beaches.

Makena is very hazardous. Slightly smaller waves on the north corner of Ulua Beach & parts of Kamaole Beach # 1.


Sunday, September 25, 2022


the skinny

Maui will have mostly sunny skies & calm winds on this beautiful Sunday on the Island. The mountains have been holding off the clouds & will likely do so again today, although isolated showers are a possibility this afternoon.

The south swell will start to get smaller today but this morning the waves are still powerful, currents & undertow are strong. Honolua Bay is the bets spot & is super calm.

North West: 6.5

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. Winds should remain pretty calm as well. Waves breaking in Napili.

The waves are not huge but are breaking in Kapalua Bay this morning. It may clam down later. Honolua Bay is super calm & clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.0

Sunny skies are expected although there is still a chance of increasing afternoon clouds & isolated showers. South swell is starting to fade.

The waves are powerful & currents are still strong this morning. The waves are biggest south of Black Rock & slightly smaller along Kahekili Beach.

South Side: 2.0

Sunny skies & light onshore winds this afternoon. It will most likely remain sunny but there is a chance of increasing clouds & afternoon showers. South swell will start to fade later.

Dangerous waves continue to break just about everywhere. The biggest waves are in Makena. The waves are slightly smaller along Kamaole Beach park # 1.


Saturday, September 24, 2022


the skinny

Incredibly beautiful Maui beach day! The sun is shining this morning. There is a chance of tropical showers this afternoon.

A new south swell is arriving & the waves are getting bigger again. The Southside & parts of Ka’anapali have powerful waves & strong currents. Winds are a bit breezy in the Northwest.

North West: 7.0

Sunny skies may give way to isolated tropical showers this afternoon. Breezy winds should calm down by mid-morning. There are waves through Napili.

Some waves are making it into Kapalua Bay, although the north end of the Bay is very calm. Honolua Bay will likely have excellent snorkeling all day.

Near Ka’anapali: 3.5

Sunshine is expected for most of the day. There is a slight chance of isolated tropical showers this afternoon but the mountains should hold off much of the moisture.

Powerful waves, currents & undertow along Black Rock & to the south. Kahekili Beach has areas with shore breaking waves but they are a bit smaller here.

South Side: 1.0

Sunny skies are expected through most of the day. There’s a chance of tropical afternoon showers. Winds should remain light. Powerful waves, currents & undertow.

Ocean conditions are very dangerous this morning. A small area of Kamaole Beach # 1 has smaller waves.


Friday, September 23, 2022


the skinny

Snorkeling on Maui will start to improve today as the south swell continues to fade. This morning there are still hazardous waves throughout the Southside, along parts of the Ka’anapali shoreline & north into Napili.

We have mostly sunny skies with an increasing chance of isolated showers due to light onshore winds which are expected this afternoon.

North West: 7.0

Clouds this morning will likely clear up to become mostly sunny. Light winds are expected. Waves are still powerful in Napili & outer points.

Kapalua Bay has elevated waves at times, but visibility is good if the waves are thoughtfully avoided. Honolua Bay is super calm with excellent snorkeling.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.0

Mostly sunny this morning. Increasing clouds this afternoon. Isolated showers are possible but the mountains should keep most of the rain from reaching the shoreline.

Powerful waves & super strong currents are especially strong south Black Rock. Waves at Kahekili Beach will calm down first & it will likely improve later if the winds stay calm.

South Side: 1.5

Mostly sunny this morning. Increasing clouds & chance of isolated showers late this afternoon. Dangerous ocean conditions.

Powerful waves, super strong currents & undertow. Makena is particularly dangerous. Slightly smaller waves at Kamaole Beach # 1.


Tuesday, September 22, 2022


the skinny

Incredible Maui beach weather this morning! The wind should be more mellow today. The lighter wind will raise the chance of isolated showers this afternoon. Although it is looking like we’ll have clear skies for most of the day.

A High Surf Advisory has been issued for beaches exposed to south swells. Powerful 10 foot waves, super strong currents & undertow. There could be 10 minutes or longer between biggest waves.

North West: 7.0

Sunshine & light winds are likely for most of the day. Clouds may move into the area this afternoon. Powerful waves in Napili.

If cautious of waves on the outer shallow reef & occasional shore break waves, Kapalua Bay is still looking good. Honolua Bay is super calm & clear!

Near Ka’anapali: 1.5

Sunny skies this morning & increasing clouds possible later this afternoon. Light winds are expected. Dangerous waves, super strong currents & undertow.

South of Black Rock has the biggest waves. The waves are slightly smaller on the south end of Kahekili Beach.

South Side: 1.0

Sunny skies & light winds expected. Clouds may move in later today. Dangerous waves, super strong currents & undertow.

Makena has extremely dangerous waves. Kamaole Beach # 1 has slightly smaller waves.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022


the skinny

Maui has amazing sunny skies & breezy trade winds today. Although isolated showers are possible. However, not much rain is expected.

Waves are picking up out of the south & the northwest. Exactly how big & when we will have to see. But, as usual, the islands to our west are blocking most of the northwest swell energy.

North West: 7.5

Sunny & breezy northeast winds. Possible brief isolated showers this morning. The waves are picking up out of the Northwest.

Waves in areas such as Napili Bay. Inside Kapalua Bay is calm. Most of Honolua Bay is super calm & clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

Sunny skies & light wind this morning. Increasing winds this afternoon. Waves are not huge but have picked up & will likely get bigger.

With the likelihood of waves & currents picking up, Black Rock is looking good this morning. Kahekili is particularly calm & clear.

South Side: 4.5

Sunny skies & light winds this morning. Super strong winds are likely this afternoon. Waves are getting bigger & already are powerful in Makena.

There could be 10 minutes or longer between the biggest waves but they are breaking. This morning, if waves are avoided, Kamaole # 1, Ulua Beach & Wailea Beach are still looking good.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022


the skinny

It is a beautiful Maui beach day with breezy trade winds. There may be isolated showers but sunshine is expected for most of the day.

Strong winds are causing powerful current in the windiest areas. We have a very small south swell & a small north swell which may cause waves to rise later.

North West: 8.0

Sunny skies with brief isolated showers. Highest chance of showers is this morning. Winds are strong & are causing powerful currents outside of the bays.

The waves are pretty small this morning but may pick up later. Inside the bays & visibility is clear. Kapalua Bay is clear. Honolua Bay is especially good.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunny skies & breezy winds. The winds will likely calm down by mid-morning, although it may still affect Kahekili later with choppy seas.

With stronger currents out past the rock tip & some waves, the south face of Black Rock should remain clear all day.

South Side: 7.0

Sunshine & light winds this morning. Increasing winds & choppy seas are more likely this afternoon. There are some waves in areas but they are mostly small.

Rough seas & stronger currents later. This morning the Kamaole beaches, Ulua Beach, Wailea beach & Makena Landing are nice & clear.


Monday, September 19, 2022


the skinny

Maui has good snorkeling at many beaches this morning. Mostly sunny skies with the possibility of scattered showers sometime today. The mountains may hold off much of the rain.

Strong winds are causing super strong currents & rough seas further out from shore. South & north swells may cause bigger waves later.

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny with passing clouds & isolated showers at times. Strong winds are causing super strong currents further out from shore & outside of the bays. It is calm inside the bays.

Waves may pick up later in the shallowest areas. With waves & stronger currents on the outer reef, inside Kapalua Bay is nice & clear. Most of Honolua Bay is incredibly clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

It should remain mostly sunny for most of the day. Isolated showers are possible but the mountains may hold off the clouds from the shoreline. Strong winds. Likely too windy for umbrellas.

Strong currents further out from shore & around the Rock tip. Kahekili is looking great this morning but may become too windy. South face of Black Rock should remain fairly calm all day.

South Side: 6.5

Sunny with light wind this morning. Super strong winds expected later which would cause rough seas & wind waves. Waves are still elevated, biggest in Makena.

With occasional larger waves to be cautious of, Kamaole beach #1, Ulua Beach & Wailea Beach are all looking nice & clear this morning.


Sunday, September 18, 2022


the skinny

Sunday morning on Maui we have a mix of sunshine & clouds. Scattered showers are expected at some point, although not much total rainfall is expected. Stronger winds today as well.

The waves are shifting a bit today. A small north swell is just big enough to affect most areas of the Northwest. The south swell is expected to get smaller.

North West: 5.5

The sun is popping out this morning. Increasing clouds & scattered showers are expected this afternoon. Waves have picked up & are affecting the area.

Kapalua Bay has stronger waves & currents. Most of Honolua Bay is calm, however waves are breaking on the shallow reef.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds & possible scattered showers. It will likely remain clear through the morning hours. There are still elevated waves to avoid.

With stronger out near the rock tip, Black Rock is pretty clear. Kahekili Beach is looking great.

South Side: 6.5

Mostly sunny this morning. Increasing afternoon clouds, winds & scattered showers are expected. The waves are smaller but still elevated at times.

Choppy, rough seas are likely later this afternoon. This morning Kamaole #1, Ulua Beach & Makena Landing are nice.


Saturday, September 17, 2022


the skinny

Maui has beautiful clear skies & light winds this morning. Due to high humidity & calm wind, it is likely clouds will increase this afternoon.

Similar to yesterday with elevated waves in areas of each of the three Snorkel Zones. It is hit & miss where the waves are.

North West: 8.0

Sunny with a light east breeze. Clouds may increase this afternoon although it should remain sunny for most of the day. The waves are surging a bit in Kapalua bay.

Kapalua Bay is still good once thoughtfully past the little shore break. Honolua Bay is super calm & amazing.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny skies & light winds are expected for most of the day. Increasing clouds are likely this afternoon. There are waves in areas to avoid.

Black Rock has elevated waves & stronger currents, especially out near the rock tip. Kahekili is nice & calm with mostly small waves.

South Side: 6.0

Sunny skies & light winds this morning. Increasing clouds & wind expected this afternoon. There are waves hitting areas of each beach.

Parts of Kamaole Beach # 1 are calm. Ulua Beach & Wailea beach are looking very nice, calm & clear this morning.


Friday, September 16, 2022


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Maui will have beautiful tropical island weather. Hot & humid with temperatures in the 90’s. Light winds this morning will turn slightly onshore this afternoon.

A few small south swells & a small north swell are keeping wave heights elevated & currents stronger in areas of each Zone.

North West: 8.0

Sunny skies along with light winds. Hot & humid. Clouds may increase late this afternoon but no rain is expected.

Surging, little waves in Kapalua Bay, visibility is still good once carefully past the little waves. Honolua Bay is extremely calm & clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny, hot & humid. Calm winds are expected all day. Clouds may move down off the mountain later.

Surging little waves & currents are a bit stronger, mainly along Black Rock. Kahekili Beach has smaller waves & clear visibility.

South Side: 5.0

Sunny, hot & humid. Calm winds this morning will pick up this afternoon out of the west. The waves are not huge or consistent but are still breaking along much of the shoreline.

If waves are carefully avoided, visibility is still good in areas. Kamaole Beach #1 & Ulua Beach have smaller waves than Makena.


Thursday, September 15, 2022


the skinny

Hot & sunny on Maui today! Light, favorable winds are expected for most of the day. With temperatures into the mid 90’s, it is a perfect day to play in the ocean.

There are still occasional larger waves. Waves are affecting the Southside & outer points of the Northwest. Ka’anapali has areas with elevated waves as well.

North West: 8.0

Sunny skies & light winds. Smaller waves today inside all of the bays. There are still powerful waves in the more open ocean exposed areas such as Flemings Beach.

With strong currents further out from shore & along the points, Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay are incredibly calm with almost crystal clear visibility.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny & hot with calm wind expected all day. There are elevated waves in areas & currents are stronger around the rock tip.

The south face of Black Rock still has some wave action. Most of Kahekili very small waves & looks great. Kahekili expected to remain particularly calm & clear all day.

South Side: 5.0

Hot & sunny for most of the day. Increasing clouds are likely later this afternoon. The waves are not huge but are still powerful at times.

Biggest waves & stronger currents are in Makena. The north end of Ulua Beach & areas of Kamaole beach # 1 have smaller waves.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022


the skinny

It is a beautiful Maui beach day! The sun is shining & winds are expected to calm down. Clouds may increase this afternoon although it should stay clear along most of the shoreline today.

The waves are slowly getting smaller but are still powerful at times. The Southside is the most affected with consistent waves, currents & undertow.

North West: 7.5

Sunny skies & breezy east wind around 15 mph or so. Clouds may increase later. There are elevated waves on the shallow outer points & outside of the bays.

With waves on the shallower outer reef, most of Kapalua Bay is calm. The innermost area of Honolua Bay is super calm & clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

Sunshine & light winds are expected. The waves are smaller but are still powerful at times. Currents are strong along Black Rock & it is still too hazardous but may improve later.

Kahekili Beach Park is looking better. Although there are waves every once in a while to be cautious & avoid, visibility is good.

South Side: 3.0

Sunny skies & light winds are expected. Powerful waves along with strong currents & undertow throughout the Southside. Largest in Makena.

There could be 10 minutes or longer between the bigger waves but they are breaking. Smaller waves can be found at Kamaole Beach # 1.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022


the skinny

Maui will have lots of rainbows today as scattered showers are expected throughout the day. Ultimately mostly sunny skies should prevail. The waves are starting to get smaller but are still powerful & currents remain strong.

The Northwest Zone is calming down & clearing up quicker than elsewhere., although rain is an issue this morning. Honolua Bay is the best spot again today.

North West: 6.0

Scattered showers this morning. Rain could be heavy at times. Mostly sunny skies expected this afternoon. Kapalua Bay improving but there are still waves & stronger currents.

Once the rain stops & if the stream doesn’t flow strongly, Honolua Bay is super calm with clear visibility.

Near Ka’anapali: 4.0

Mostly sunny skies are expected after passing clouds & isolated showers this morning. Waves are still powerful south of Black Rock.

Waves along Kahekili Beach are starting to calm down but are still affecting visibility. Strong winds are causing rough conditions but things may improve later.

South Side: 3.0

Partly sunny with scattered showers expected later. The waves are still hazardous & currents are super strong. Rain runoff is also an issue. Visibility is poor.

Very dangerous waves in Makena. The waves are a bit smaller along the Kamaole beaches, particularly Kamaole Beach # 1.


Monday, September 12, 2022


the skinny

The Maui sun is expected to shine today. Light winds should prevail as well. A High Surf Advisory has been issued due to powerful waves, currents & undertow.

Honolua Bay is pretty much the only spot for snorkeling today. It will likely become quite crowded & parking is difficult. Please be kind, enjoy a beautiful snorkel then depart so others may have a turn.

North West: 5.0

Mostly sunny. with passing clouds at times. Dangerous waves & powerful currents at most beaches. Waves further out but they are a bit smaller on the shoreline in Kapalua Bay, although currents are strong & visibility is poor.

Honolua Bay has small waves on the outermost shallow areas. Inside Honolua it is super calm & crystal clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 2.0

Sunny skies & light winds. Increasing clouds possible later in the day. Dangerous currents & powerful waves. Hazardous ocean conditions.

Waves are too big for snorkeling today. The biggest waves are south of Black Rock. Smaller waves can be found along the south end of Kahekili Beach.

South Side: 1.0

Sunny skies through the morning. Increasing clouds & wind late this afternoon. Dangerous currents, undertow & powerful waves everywhere.

Extremely dangerous waves in Makena & Wailea. Hazardous for snorkeling but there are slightly smaller waves at Kamaole Beach # 1.


Sunday, September 11, 2022


the skinny

Skies above Maui should start to shine after morning clouds burn off. Winds are light & the ocean surface is glassy. Isolated showers are not expected until later in the day.

The waves are not huge yet but have picked up & will continue to get bigger throughout the day. Please remember to always avoid waves while snorkeling.

North West: 7.5

Hot & humid with passing clouds & isolated showers. The waves picked up in Napili & currents are stronger outside of the bays.

Waves & stronger currents on the outer shallow reef of Kapalua Bay, but inside the bay is pretty calm this morning. Honolua Bay is super calm & clear again.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

Partly sunny this morning with a chance of isolated showers sometime today. Light winds. Waves have picked up & are expected to get bigger throughout the day.

Waves are starting to affect Black Rock with stronger currents. Kahekili Beach is looking good although the waves will likely pick up soon.

South Side: 4.0

Mostly sunny this morning. Increasing clouds & isolated showers are expected later this afternoon. Waves are getting bigger all day & are already powerful in the Makena area.

There are waves to be extra cautious but & they will get bigger soon. However, the north end of Ulua Beach & parts of Kamaole Beach # 1 look alright this morning.


Saturday, September 10, 2022


the skinny

Maui is extremely beautiful & calm this morning. Light winds are expected all day. The lighter wind will raise the chance of clouds forming this afternoon which could bring isolated tropical showers.

A south swell will cause dangerous waves & powerful currents at some point today. It may not be big until this evening. Please be extra cautious & aware conditions will change quickly.

North West: 8.0

Sunny with light wind. Passing tropical rain showers are possible but not much rain is expected. Waves will likely rise in Napili this afternoon or this evening.

Kapalua Bay is good, just with stronger currents & waves on the outer shallow reef. Honolua Bay is super calm & crystal clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. Clouds may increase later. The waves will most likely pick up this afternoon & currents will get stronger at Black Rock first.

With hazardous waves expected later, Black Rock is nice & calm this morning. Kahekili is looking very clear & calm this morning as well.

South Side: 4.0

Sunny skies this morning. Increasing clouds & tropical showers are likely this afternoon. The waves are getting bigger & will become very hazardous. Major rainfall caused floods which washed debris into the ocean yesterday.

This morning, the little north end of Ulua Beach is the most calm & clear, although dangerous waves are expected sometime today.


Friday, September 9, 2022


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday on Maui! We have partly sunny skies & scattered showers this morning. It will probably become mostly sunny from mid-morning into the early afternoon. However, isolated showers are expected off & on throughout the day.

The waves are starting to pick up as a new south swell fills in. Waves will likely affect snorkeling from the Southside, into Ka’anapali & parts of the Northwest as well.

North West: 7.5

Partly to mostly sunny with isolated showers at times. It looks like it’s starting to clear up right now but showers will come & go. Elevated waves & stronger currents outside of the bays.

As long as it does not rain heavily, Honolua Bay & Kapalua Bay will remain very calm with near crystal clear visibility for most of the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Mostly sunny but scattered showers will pass through at times. High chance of showers again late this afternoon. the waves are starting to get bigger.

Waves are not very big yet but are affecting visibility at Black Rock & are causing stronger currents. Kahekili Beach is pretty calm with clear visibility this morning.

South Side: 5.0

Partly sunny with scattered showers. The sun may pop out at times. The waves are starting to pick up & will gradually rise today. Visibility is affected in areas already.

If the waves are carefully avoided, good snorkeling can still be found along the Kamaole Beaches, the north end of Ulua & Wailea beach.


Thursday, September 8, 2022


the skinny

Snorkeling on Maui is looking good today! Winds are expected to calm down a bit. The ocean surface is nice & glassy this morning. A relatively small south swell is bringing elevated waves.

Sunny skies are expected for much of the day. Winds could still become strong in areas this afternoon.

North West: 8.0

Snorkeling conditions are super nice & calm inside Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay. There are elevated waves along the outer points of the bays. Increasing clouds may bring isolated showers.

Winds should remain favorable inside the bays & strong outside of the bays where currents are very strong.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful snorkeling conditionals are expected all day. There’s a chance clouds may increase later but right now everything is pointing to clear skies & favorable winds.

Slightly elevated waves but they are pretty small. With the usual stronger currents further out from shore, Black Rock is looking fantastic & Kahekili amazing & clear.

South Side: 6.5

Good snorkeling conditions, although there are elevated waves breaking in areas of each beach. The largest waves are in the Makena area.

Clear skies & light winds this morning will probably give way to increasing clouds & winds later this afternoon. The Kamaole beaches & Wailea Beach are looking best with the smallest waves.


Wednesday, September 7, 2022


the skinny

Maui skies should remain mostly sunny for most of the day. Temperatures in the 90’s along with strong trade winds are expected. Increasing clouds this afternoon may bring isolated showers with the highest chance in the Northwest & Southside.

The waves are not huge but are breaking with a bit of power in areas of each of the three Snorkel Zones. Wind driven currents are also very strong further out from shore.

North West: 6.5

Mostly sunny with an increasing chance of isolated showers throughout the day. Strong winds gusting close to 30 mph. Powerful little waves outside of the bays.

Although there is a fine line where currents become super strong further out, conditions are still really nice inside Honolua Bay & much of Kapalua Bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny skies are expected after passing clouds early. The wind is pretty strong this morning but it looks like it may calm down some by mid-morning. There are elevated waves in areas of the beach.

Currents are stronger, especially out past the rock tip. If the wind calms down as expected, Kahekili Beach will be nice soon. Black Rock should be good all day.

South Side: 6.0

Sunny skies are expected into the early afternoon. Increasing clouds are likely to move into Makena and Wailea later in the day. Winds are calm this morning but are expected to become strong later as well.

Waves are still breaking with a bit of power in areas, the strongest waves are in Makena. Kamaole Beach #1, north end of Ulua & Wailea Beach are looking good this morning.


Tuesday, September 6, 2022


the skinny

Maui is expected to have more sunshine today. Scattered showers are possible with the highest chance of rain in the Northwest this afternoon. Breezy trade winds will continue to cause stronger currents further out from shore & wind waves in some areas later as well.

The south swell is getting smaller although there are still some waves. A small north swell is starting to bring elevated waves in areas of the Northwest.

North West: 6.5

Mostly sunny with breezy trade winds around 20 mph. There’s an increasing chance of scattered showers this afternoon but not much rain is expected. The winds are causing super strong currents outside of the bays.

The waves picked up a bit in some areas. The innermost area of Kapalua Bay looks nice with only small waves. Honolua Bay is super calm & clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. Winds are a bit breezy around 15 mph & may get strong enough to affect Kahekili. There are some elevated waves to avoid but they are not very big.

This morning Kahekili Beach is looking great. With stronger currents out past the rock tip, the south face of Black Rock should stay pretty calm all day.

South Side: 6.0

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. Light winds this morning will become pretty strong this afternoon & will most likely bring choppy wind waves.

Waves are smaller but are still powerful at times. This morning, Kamaole beach # 1, Ulua beach & Wailea Beach are best.


Monday, September 5, 2022


the skinny

Labor day on Maui means relaxing & playing at your favorite beach! Although it should remain clear along most of the shoreline, scattered showers are expected in some areas. Highest chance of rain is in the Northwest Zone.

The waves are not huge but have picked up & are affecting snorkeling at many beaches. The most powerful waves are in the Makena area & outside of the bays in the Northwest.

North West: 6.0

Mostly sunny with scattered showers. Waves are breaking in the more open ocean exposed areas & outer points of the bays. Currents are stronger in these areas as well.

It is pretty crowded with boats at Honolua today. The inside of Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay are calm & have good visibility.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Mostly sunny skies are expected for most of the day. It’s likely clouds will increase this afternoon. Scattered showers are possible along with stronger wind later.

It may calm down later but waves are affecting Black Rock by kicking up sand & causing strong currents this morning. Kahekili Beach has waves in areas but is still looking good.

South Side: 5.5

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. Winds are light this morning but will become quite strong this afternoon. Rough seas, wind waves & strong currents expected later.

Waves are powerful & currents strongest in Makena. Smaller waves & better conditions this morning can be found at Kamaole Beach # 1, Ulua Beach & Wailea Beach.


Sunday, September 4, 2022


the skinny

Beautiful Sunday Maui beach day! Clear skies are expected to prevail for most of the day. Breezy trade winds this afternoon may kick up wind waves & stronger currents in some areas.

The Southside & outside of the bays of the Northwest will be most affected by the stronger winds. A small south swell & small north swell will keep waves heights elevated in thesis areas as well.

North West: 6.5

Sunshine & breezy winds expected. There’s a small north swell mixing with wind waves causing elevated waves & stronger currents along the shallower points & outside of the bays.

Waves are big enough to be extra cautious of. These little waves are also kicking up sand, affecting visibility. Innermost areas of Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay are still looking nice.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunny skies & favorable winds are expected for most of the day. There’s a chance the wind may get strong enough to affect Kahekili later. The south face of Black Rock should offer great wind protection.

With slightly elevated waves to be cautious to avoid, Black Rock & Kahekili are looking very nice with clear visibility.

South Side: 6.0

Sunshine expected all day. Calm winds this morning. Strong wind this afternoon causing choppy waves & stronger currents. A south swell is causing powerful little waves.

The biggest waves are in Makena. If waves are avoided, then the Kamaole Beach Parks, Ulua Beach & Wailea Beach are good this morning.


Saturday, September 3, 2022


the skinny

Lots of beautiful Maui rainbows today as tropical rain showers pass through the island. It is raining this morning & scattered showers are likely off & on all day. Hot & humid. Trade winds are keeping the Northwest a little cooler.

Although the waves are not very big this morning, it looks like the waves will pick up out of the south this afternoon & will likely impact the South Shore & possibly parts of Ka’anapali later.

North West: 7.0

Scattered showers mixed with sunshine & strong winds. There will probably be brief periods of heavy rain. Strong currents & waves on the points & outside the bays. The waves picked up in Napili.

During the time the sun is out, in between rain showers, snorkeling conditions are actually quite good with clear visibility inside Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Partly sunny with scattered tropical showers at times. Winds will likely remain pretty calm for most of the day. There’s a chance the West Maui Mountains will hold off much of the rain.

Unless it rains heavily & the wind shifts direction, the south face of Black Rock & Kahekili Beach should have good snorkeling for most of the day.

South Side: 6.0

Snorkeling conditions are good this morning with a glassy & calm ocean surface. The waves are expected to pick up sometime today & are already increasing in the Makena area.

Partly sunny skies with scattered showers. Stronger winds expected later. Hot & humid rain showers increasing this afternoon.


Friday, September 2, 2022


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday!! Maui is offering super nice snorkeling conditions this morning at most spots. Mostly sunny with breezy trade winds. Winds are strongest in the Northwest this morning. Increasing chance of scattered showers later this afternoon.

A small north swell is mixing with local wind-swell causing waves to pick up in the more exposed beaches. Afternoon winds will cause winds waves & stronger currents in some areas.

North West: 7.0

Mostly sunny with a slight chance of isolated showers this morning then again later this afternoon. Waves & currents have picked up a bit on the outer points & outside of the bays.

The waves are not huge but have picked up a bit inside Kapalua Bay. Honolua Bay is calm with super clear visibility.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny skies are expected. Increasing clouds are likely late this afternoon. It should remain clear along the shoreline. The wind may pick up enough later to affect Kahekili Beach.

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

South Side: 7.5

Sunny with light winds & calm seas this morning. Increasing wind, currents & waves this afternoon. It will most likely become quite rough later in the day.

Slightly elevated waves in the Makena area already. This morning snorkeling conditions are fantastic along the Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach & Wailea Beach.


Thursday, September 1, 2022


the skinny

Maui has beautiful snorkeling conditions this morning! Mostly sunny skies are expected. Passing clouds & brief isolated showers are possible, but should clear up quickly.

Trade winds are stronger today. Winds will likely cause wind waves & rough seas in some areas, mainly along the Southern Shores this afternoon. There is a small south swell but the waves are not very big.

North West: 8.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds. Isolated showers are likely by mid-morning but little rain is expected. Stronger winds today.

Powerful winds are causing strong currents further out from shore & outside of the bays. Snorkeling conditions should remain fabulous inside Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny skies with passing clouds expected late this morning. Winds are stronger & out of the northeast so currents will likely become stronger, especially out past the rock tip.

Kahekili may become a bit rough later in the day, while the south face of Black Rock is likely calm all day. This morning Kahekili Beach & Black Rock are amazing & clear.

South Side: 7.0

Sunshine & light winds this morning. Increasing winds will likely bring wind waves & stronger currents this afternoon. Waves are already starting to pick up in the Makena area.

With rough seas expected later, this morning the Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach, and Wailea Beach are very nice & calm.


Wednesday, August 31, 2022


the skinny

Amazing Maui Wowie snorkeling conditions this morning!! This morning the ocean is super calm with crystal clear visibility & very small waves along most snorkeling spots.

Stronger winds this afternoon may cause rough seas in some areas. Isolated tropical showers are possible as well.

North West: 8.5

Mostly sunny, passing showers are possible. Super calm & crystal clear water inside the bays. Winds are keeping currents strong further out from shore & outside of the bays.

Snorkeling will most likely remain calm & clear inside Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay for most of the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Sunny skies & favorable winds are expected all day. There’s still a slight chance the wind picks up later causing stronger currents.

The usual stronger currents further out & past the rock tip. The south face of Black Rock & Kahekili Beach are absolutely stunning & crystal clear this morning

South Side: 8.5

Sunny skies & favorable winds are expected for most of the day. Snorkeling conditions are incredible at most spots. Winds may pick up this afternoon & cause wind waves.

Mile Marker 14, the Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach & Makena Landing are all fantastic this morning.


Tuesday, August 30, 2022


the skinny

It is a beautiful Maui beach day with excellent snorkeling conditions! Sunny skies & light trade winds are expected for most of the day. Afternoon sea breezes & isolated tropical showers are possible.

The waves are small just about everywhere. The currents are stronger further out from shore. Wind waves & currents may increase depending on how strong the wind actually becomes later.

North West: 8.5

Mostly sunny with passing clouds at times. Winds are breezy & causing stronger currents outside of the bays & around the points.

Snorkeling conditions are looking really nice. It should remain calm & clear inside Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay all day.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Sunny, calm & clear this morning. There’s a slight chance of clouds moving down off the mountain this afternoon but it should remain nice & clear along the shoreline.

It is looking like snorkeling conditions will stay amazing at Black Rock & Kahekili Beach for most of the day.

South Side: 8.0

Sunny skies & calm winds this morning. Winds will probably become strong enough to create wind waves sometime later, but it should remain nice & calm for most of the day.

With little waves, Mile Marker 14, the Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach & Makena Landing are all calm & clear this morning.


Monday, August 29, 2022


the skinny

Maui is doing it’s thing with amazing snorkeling conditions today! The sun is shining & winds are starting to mellow out a bit. It may still become rough in some areas, but the wind is expected to remain favorable for most of the day.

The lighter winds could allow for tropical showers to form. Wind waves are still possible later. Very small south & north swells bringing slightly elevated waves in the shallowest areas.

North West: 8.5

Mostly sunny skies are expected. Possible isolated tropical showers. Breezy east wind around 14 mph. Winds are still strong enough to cause stronger currents outside of the bays.

Visibility is super clear inside the bays. Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay should remain excellent for most of the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Sunny skies & favorable winds are expected for most of the day. Snorkeling conditions are absolutely amazing. The usual stronger currents further out from shore & near the outer rock tip.

It’s possible it may get rough in areas later, but most likely it will stay fantastic along the south face of Black Rock & Kahekili Beach all day.

South Side: 8.0

Sunny skies & light winds are expected for most of the day. Winds could turn onshore later & it may get rough in areas with wind waves & stronger currents.

Slightly elevated waves. This morning Mile Marker 14, all 3 of the Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach & Makena Landing are all looking fantastic.


Sunday, August 28, 2022


the skinny

Maui has beautiful snorkeling conditions this morning. Sunshine is expected for most of the island. Strong trade winds in areas.

Afternoon winds will cause stronger currents & rough seas in some areas. Except for choppy wind waves later, the waves are pretty small as there are no significant swells.

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny with a chance of passing isolated showers this morning. Strong winds causing strong currents & rough seas outside of the bays.

Inside the bays conditions are very nice with small waves & clear visibility. Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay are particularly good for snorkeling.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny skies & favorable winds are highly likely for most of the day. There’s a chance the wind may affect Kahekili later in the day but it’ll probably remain nice for most of the day.

With the usual stronger currents out past the rock tip, the south face of Black Rock is super calm & Kahekili Beach is fantastic.

South Side: 7.0

Sunshine expected all day. Light winds & great snorkeling conditions this morning. The wind is expected to become onshore & strong. Wind waves & stronger currents later in the day.

Rough later but this morning, the Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach & Makena Landing are nice & calm.


Saturday, August 27, 2022


the skinny

Snorkeling on Maui is looking really good this morning with small waves & clear visibility at most spots. Overall the waves are pretty small this morning.

The winds are expected to become very strong this afternoon which will cause choppy wind waves & stronger currents in some areas.

North West: 7.0

Sunshine & calm water inside the bays. Super strong winds are causing rough seas, extremely strong currents & wind waves outside of the bays.

With waves & strong currents on the outer points, most of Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay will likely have great snorkeling for most of the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny beach day & great snorkeling this morning. The winds will become strong by this afternoon causing stronger currents & rough seas along Kahekili & out past the tip of Black Rock.

With stronger currents out past rock tip, the south face of Black Rock should remain excellent all day. Kahekili is clear & calm this morning as well.

South Side: 7.5

Sunshine & calm water this morning. Very strong winds this afternoon will likely cause rough seas, wind waves & super strong currents at most beaches later.

This morning Kamaole Beaches 1,23, Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach & Makena Landing are all looking nice & clear.


Friday, August 26, 2022


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday on Maui! Head to the beach as winds are light & skies are clear this morning. Trade winds are expected to make a return with gusts around 20 mph. Isolated tropical showers are possible later this afternoon.

Small south & north swells are still lingering. The north swell is a little bit bigger. The waves are not huge but are breaking in the shallowest areas. Currents will become stronger in windier areas this afternoon.

North West: 6.0

Mostly sunny with light winds this morning. Increasing winds & chance of isolated showers this afternoon. There are waves breaking on the shoreline, in the shallowest areas.

Napili Bay & the outer reef of Kapalua Bay are rough with waves. Most of Honolua Bay is fantastic & should remain clear for most of the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. Isolated showers may come down off the mountain later this afternoon. Winds should remain favorable out of an easterly direction.

Waves are not huge but are breaking & currents are strong out past the rock tip. Avoid the waves & the south face of Black Rock is good. Kahekili Beach is very nice this morning.

South Side: 6.5

Sunny skies & calm wind this morning. Winds are expected to pick up later this afternoon. Wind waves & stronger currents are likely later. There are waves in areas to be cautious of.

The Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach & Makena landing are looking good this morning, just avoid the waves.


Thursday, August 25, 2022


the skinny

Another beautiful Maui beach day! Hot & sunny with light winds for most of the day. It’s possible clouds may form and winds may pick up this afternoon.

The waves are pretty small at most beaches although small south & north swells are causing waves to be elevated enough to be extra cautious to avoid in some areas.

North West: 6.5

Sunny skies. Increasing afternoon winds. Possible clouds this afternoon could bring isolated tropical showers. Ocean visibility is super clear although the waves/ & currents are stronger.

Waves in Napili & the outer shallow area of Kapalua Bay. Slightly elevated waves in the shallowest areas of Honolua Bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunny skies are expected for most of the day. There’s a chance clouds may form this afternoon but right now it looks like it will stay clear. Waves picked up a little bit in areas of the shoreline.

Currents are a little stronger, especially out past the rock tip. Avoid any waves & Black Rock & Kahekili are both still looking really good.

South Side: 6.0

Hot & sunny with light wind. Waves picked up a little bit. Overall the waves are pretty small but are still powerful at times. The most powerful waves are in Makena.

If the waves are carefully avoided, snorkeling is still looking good at the Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach & Wailea Beach.


Wednesday, August 24, 2022


the skinny

Snorkeling on Maui is on its way returning to glory. There are still small south & north swells causing elevated waves in areas but they should continue to get smaller throughout the day.

Light winds & mostly sunny skies are expected through the morning. We may see increasing clouds this afternoon which will raise the chance of isolated tropical showers.

North West: 6.5

Mostly sunny with breezy east winds. Small north swell is causing elevated waves in the shallowest areas & the points of the bays. Snorkeling is good if waves are avoided.

Waves are breaking & currents are strong on the outer shallow area at Kapalua Bay. Honolua Bay has 1 foot waves in the shallowest areas.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunny skies & calm winds are expected for most of the day. Possible tropical showers later. Still seeing elevated waves in areas of the beach & stronger currents out past the rock tip.

Visibility is mostly clear. The south face of Black Rock & Kahekili Beach are both looking really nice- just avoid any waves.

South Side: 6.0

Sunny skies & light winds through the morning. Increasing clouds & stronger wind in areas later may cause wind waves & possibly isolated tropical showers.

There are occasionally powerful waves breaking, mainly in the Makena area. Kamaole # 1, Ulua Beach & parts of Wailea Beach are looking best- just avoid any waves.


Tuesday, August 23, 2022


the skinny

There’s an island wide power outage in Maui this morning so please be extra cautious while driving.

The Snorkel Store will be open for gear returns at 8 am—we’ll begin to get folks Turtle Ready once the power flips back on.

Snorkeling conditions are pretty rough this morning due to rain & waves. Honolua Bay, inside the bay, is your go-to spot.

Things should improve this afternoon as lighter winds are expected. The recent south swell is starting to fade as a north swell fills in. We expect mostly sunny skies with passing showers.

North West: 5.5

Scattered showers in the AM. Mostly sunny this afternoon.  

Honolua Bay has super clear visibility & very calm water. North swell is causing hazardous waves in Kapalua Bay, Napili Bay & the outer points of Honolua.

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

Mostly sunny with scattered showers. Light wind expected.

Waves are still hazardous south of Black Rock and ar much smaller at Kahekili. Visibility is improving at Kahekili but still needs some time to clear up. We expect conditions to get better this afternoon as the waves fade.

South Side: 4.0

Partly sunny with an increasing chance of showers this afternoon. Wind should remain pretty calm.

Waves are still powerful in areas, particularly in Makena. Kamaole beach # 1 & north end of Ulua Beach have smaller waves. Conditions may improve in the PM depending on how fast the swell dissipates.

Monday, August 22, 2022


the skinny

Lots of Maui rainbows are expected throughout the day due to passing rain showers. Winds are pretty strong gusting over 25 mph. Snorkeling is difficult today as a powerful south swell has caused a High Surf Advisory to be issued.

Honolua Bay is pretty much the only spot for snorkeling which will likely become quite crowded so please be considerate & kind. If it rains heavily it may become rough as well.

North West: 6.0

Passing clouds & showers this morning will likely give way to mostly sunny skies with isolated showers. Winds are gusting over 20 mph. The waves are powerful in Napili & along the outer points of the bays.

Kapalua Bay has poor visibility & murky water but the waves are smaller. Inside Honolua Bay conditions are super calm with near crystal clear visibility.

Near Ka’anapali: 1.5

Mostly sunny with possible isolated showers. Breezy northeast winds. Dangerous ocean conditions throughout Ka’anapali. Powerful waves are breaking along the Ka’anapali Beaches.

Super strong currents & undertow. Waves are smaller on the south end of Kahekili, but still NOT good for snorkeling.

South Side: 0

Mostly sunny this morning. Increasing clouds & a chance of isolated showers this afternoon. Dangerous ocean conditions everywhere. Powerful waves slamming the shoreline.

Super strong waves, currents & undertow. Kamaole Beach 1 has just slightly smaller waves. It’s recommended to stay out of the water.


Sunday, August 21, 2022


the skinny

Maui is offering another beautiful & breezy beach day. Strong winds & a powerful south swell are making for rough snorkeling at most beaches today. Honolua Bay is the best spot for snorkeling today, although it may become quite crowded.

The waves will likely keep getting bigger. Currents & undertow will become stronger throughout the day as well.

North West: 6.5

Partly sunny this morning with isolated showers. It should become mostly sunny this afternoon. Strong winds & a south swell are making currents very strong outside the bays & around points.

With waves & strong currents on the outer ledge, the innermost area of Kapalua Bay is fairly calm this morning. Inside Honolua Bay conditions should remain very calm & clear all day.

Near Ka’anapali: 2.5

Sunny skies are expected along with breezy winds. Poor snorkeling today. The waves & currents are very powerful & hazardous in areas.

The largest hazardous waves are in front of the Whaler today. It is not good for snorkeling but the waves are slightly smaller on the southern end of Kahekili Beach.

South Side: 1.0

Sunny skies & light winds early. Strong winds this afternoon. Poor snorkeling here today due to dangerous waves, currents & undertow throughout the Southside.

The waves are hazardous pretty much everywhere, but Makena beach is extremely dangerous. Slightly smaller waves in areas of Kamaole Beach # 1 & parts of Wailea Beach.


Saturday, August 20, 2022


the skinny

Maui has mostly sunny skies along with breezy trade winds today. There’s only a small chance of isolated showers. Strong winds will create stronger currents & rough seas further out from shore.

A powerful south swell is expected to start to fill in. The waves will likely become quite hazardous throughout the Southside & possibly parts of Ka’anapali later in the day. We will have to wait to see when & how big the waves rise though.

North West: 7.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds this morning. Strong winds are causing super strong currents outside the bays & around the points. South swell may affect Napili bay later.

Waves picked up slightly in the more exposed areas. Inside Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay are really nice & clear.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny skies & breezy winds expected. Currents will become stronger as the winds increase & if the south swell brings rising waves later.

Be aware the waves could get bigger, but if so, it probably won’t be until later in the day. Black Rock & Kahekili are both super clear & clean this morning.

South Side: 6.0

Sunny & calm this morning. Increasing winds this afternoon will likely create choppy wind waves, rough seas & strong currents.

The waves are expected to become hazardous this afternoon as south swell fills in. This morning Kamaole Beach # 1, Ulua & Wailea Beach are still looking nice.


Friday, August 19, 2022


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday on Maui! We have nice snorkeling conditions. Mostly sunny with passing clouds & only a slight chance of passing showers. Strong trade winds this afternoon which will cause stronger currents.

Waves are expected to pick up out of the south today. However, this morning the waves are still pretty small at most beaches.

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny. Strong winds out of the east are causing rough seas & strong currents further out from shore, along the points & outside of the bays.

Inside Kapalua Bay is calm with just small waves to avoid entering the water. Honolua Bay should remain super clear & calm. for most of the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny with favorable winds this morning. The wind will cause stronger currents out past the rock tip. The wind may get strong enough to make Kahekili become rough later this afternoon.

South face of Black Rock is likely to be great all day. This morning both Black Rock & Kahekili Beach are fabulous with clear visibility & very small waves this morning.

South Side: 6.5

Sunny skies & light winds this morning. Stronger wind this afternoon will probably make things a bit choppy with stronger currents as well. Increasing waves. Waves are still pretty small in Wailea & Kihei this morning.

Larger Waves in the Makena area. If waves are avoided, the Kamaole Beaches, north end of Ulua Beach & Wailea Beach are still nice this morning.


Thursday, August 18, 2022


the skinny

It’s a sunny Maui beach day with excellent snorkeling conditions. Trade winds will start to pick up & may bring isolated tropical showers at some point, probably late this afternoon.

The waves are still pretty small at most beaches, but a small south swell causing elevated waves on some beaches. Currents are stronger further out from shore & around rocks & points.

North West: 7.5

Great snorkeling conditions inside the bays. Clouds forming in the mountains are raising the chance of isolated showers. It will probably remain clear along much of the shoreline.

Stronger winds today are causing very strong currents outside of the bays. Waves are increasing as well. Visibility is super clear. Honolua Bay & Kapalua Bay looking good.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful snorkeling conditions. Sunny skies are expected, although clouds may move down off the mountain later. Winds should remain favorable, out of the east around 10 mph.

Waves picked up just a little bit. The south face of Black Rock & Kahekili will likely stay excellent all day.

South Side: 7.0

Sunny skies this morning. Increasing clouds late this afternoon. The waves have picked up a little bit & currents are a bit stronger. Afternoon winds may create areas of rough seas.

Avoid the slightly elevated waves & visibility is super clear at the Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach & Makena Landing.


Wednesday, August 17, 2022


the skinny

Maui Wowie conditions continue!! Picture perfect this morning with clear skies and calm winds. Hot & humid with great snorkeling conditions. Afternoon sea breezes may create a little bump on the surface later.

The light wind will allow for afternoon clouds to form & may bring isolated tropical rain showers later this afternoon. The waves are slightly elevated but overall pretty small.

North West: 9.0

Excellent snorkeling conditions inside of the bays. The currents are stronger outside of the bays & further out for shore.

Some waves around the points & open ocean exposed beaches. Inside Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay snorkeling should remain calm & all day.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Excellent snorkeling expected all day. There are just slightly elevated waves right along the shoreline. May get a little bumpy later due to sea breezes.

With the usual stronger currents out past the rock tip, Black Rock & Kahekili Beach should stay excellent for most of the day.

South Side: 9.0

Excellent snorkeling conditions should persist for most of the day. Very hot & humid with a heat index of 95 degrees F. Slightly elevated waves at times.

Stronger currents further out form shore. Mile Marker 14, the Kamaole Beaches, Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach & Makena Landing all excellent this morning.


Tuesday, August 16, 2022


the skinny

Snorkeling on Maui is incredible this morning! This afternoon light onshore winds & increasing clouds may bring isolated tropical showers. Winds are calm & skies are clear through the morning hours.

It may get a little bumpy later this afternoon as winds shift directions. Small waves are surging onto the shoreline around rocks & points.

North West: 8.5

Sunny skies this morning. Increasing clouds & possible isolated tropical showers this afternoon. Ocean conditions are super calm & crystal clear inside of the bays.

The usual stronger currents further out from shore & waves along the outer points of the bays. Inside Kapalua Bay & Honolua Bay will likely remain calm all day.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny skies & light winds are expected. Afternoon clouds & isolated tropical showers likely later, but it should stay clear & calm along the shoreline for most of the day.

Just slightly elevated waves. May get a little bumpy later. Crystal clear visibility at both Black Rock & Kahekili Beach.

South Side: 8.5

Sunny skies & light winds are expected through the morning hours. Light onshore breeze this afternoon along with increasing clouds. Snorkeling should stay calm for most of the day.

Slightly elevated waves & may it get bumpy later. Mile Marker 14, Kamaole Beach Parks 1,2,3, Ulua, Wailea & Makena Landing all looking great.


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