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Monday, June 14 2021


the skinny

We have good snorkeling conditions to start the week, best in wind protected areas. Mostly sunny skies in all 3 Zones with just a small chance of isolated showers. Trade winds are blowing strong out of the northeast.

The waves picked up a little bit more out of the south & slightly from the north as well. These swells mixed with consistent & strong trade winds are causing strong currents further out form shore & areas with rough conditions.

North West: 7.0

Inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay conditions are good. Napili bay is more exposed to the slightly elevated waves which are breaking where most of the fish usually are.

Super strong winds causing strong currents further rout from shore & outside the bays. Mostly sunny with isolated showers.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

The south face of Black Rock is looking really good! Kahekili is a little bumpy due to the wind direction but still nice mid-morning. Beautiful & breezy beach day.

One foot waves kind of surging onto the shoreline in some areas. Currents become very strong further out near the tip of the Rock. Sunshine expected all day.

Southside: 6.5

Mostly sunny with increasing afternoon clouds in areas further south. The waves & wind have picked up & will probably continue to increase throughout the day.

Areas of the Kamaole beaches, the north corner of Ulua & Wailea beach are looking pleasant.


Sunday, June 13 2021


the skinny

It is a beautiful Sunday for snorkeling with turtles! Favorable snorkeling conditions in all 3 Zones. Isolated showers in the northwest this morning.

Sunny skies in Ka’anapali & the Southside with increasing clouds expected in the south this afternoon. Breezy trade winds with gusts near 25 mph or so in the windiest areas.

Please remember we cannot touch the turtles & that conditions can change quickly- this means they can also get better too!

North West: 8.0

Isolated showers this morning, expected to become mostly sunny. Breezy trade winds out of the east gusting around 25 mph or so.

Good snorkeling conditions inside the main bays. Napili bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua bay have clear visibility & small waves. Currents become very strong further out from shore.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful snorkeling conditions. Afternoon northeast winds may create a bumpy surface & stronger currents at Kahekili later but this morning both Kahekili & Black Rock have great conditions.

Mostly really small waves along the shoreline. Nearby afternoon clouds are expected to stick to the mountains all day.

Southside: 7.5

There is a slight uptick in waves out of the south, but they are fairly small at most snorkeling spots. Remember to avoid areas with larger waves. The Kamaole beaches, Wailea beach & Makena Landing looking good.

Strong winds this afternoon may create choppy wind waves affecting visibility. Sunshine for most of the day with increasing clouds expected this afternoon


Saturday, June 12 2021


the skinny

We have really nice snorkeling conditions today. The Northwest is a bit cloudy this morning. Ka’anapali has some morning clouds but is expected to become mostly sunny. The South Side is sunny this morning with increasing clouds this afternoon.

Strong trade winds out of the east are gusting close to 40 mph in the windiest areas, such as Ma’alaea. These winds probably won’t affect snorkeling in the main bays of the Northwest, Ka’anapali or Makena Landing too much.

As usual, currents are very strong further out from shore & conditions can change quickly.

North West: 8.5

Small waves & glassy conditions inside Napili bay, inside Kapalua bay & inside Honolua bay. Strong currents & winds further out & outside the bays.

Visibility is crystal clear at most spots. Passing clouds & isolated showers this morning. Mostly sunny this afternoon. Strong east winds is not expected to affect snorkeling inside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Mostly sunny skies expected by mid-morning. Breezy with an east wind gusting over 20 mph. Kahekili & Black Rock both have crystal clear visibility.

Wind may affect Kahekili this afternoon while Black Rock will likely remain epic all day. Small waves breaking on the shoreline to avoid while snorkeling.

Southside: 7.5

Sunny this morning with increasing clouds expected this afternoon. Good snorkeling conditions in the South Kihei’s Kamaole beaches, Wailea beach & Makena Landing this morning.

Extremely strong north wind in Ma’alaea & out at sea will proabably create wind waves this afternoon affecting conditions this afternoon. Wailea & Makena Landing will likely stay nice for most of the day.


Friday, June 11 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! We have awesome snorkeling conditions today. Visibility has improved in all 3 Zones. Mostly sunny skies expected for most of the day. Trade winds are beginning to calm down.

There are still waves breaking in some areas & currents remain extremely strong further out from shore, particularly in the Northwest Zone. Please remember conditions can change quickly

North West: 8.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds from time to time. Winds out of the east, gutsing around 15 mph. Excellent snorkeling conditions with clear visibility inside Napili bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua bay.

The waves have picked up a little bit in Napili bay. Very strong currents further out from shore & outside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunshine & light wind expected all day. Kahekili beach & Black Rock are both looking really good with near crystal-clear visibility. There are waves breaking in some areas to avoid while snorkeling.

Winds may pick up this afternoon but probably will not affect snorkeling conditions. Currents become strong further rout from shore.

Southside: 7.0

Sunny skies & lighter wind expected for most of the day. There are still occasional larger waves breaking in some areas. Mile Marker 14, Kamaole beaches 1,2 & 3, the Wailea beaches & Makena Landing looking good.

Wind & waves will probably increase this afternoon, especially in North Kihei. Increasing afternoon clouds in the southern most area.


Thursday, June 10 2021


the skinny

Mostly sunny skies expected all day in Ka’anapali, South Kihei into Wailea today. The Northwest is a bit cloudy with isolated showers early but will probably clear up some this afternoon. The trade winds are extremely strong today. Areas could have gusts over 35 mph.

Good snorkeling with excellent visibility can be found along the south face of Black Rock & in the Northwest inside Kapalua bay & probably Honolua bay for most of the day. The South has bumpy wind waves increasing already.

Currents are particularly dangerous further out form shore today. Please remember conditions can change quickly.

North West: 7.0

Partly to mostly sunny. Possible isolated showers. Extremely strong winds causing extremely strong currents outside of the main bays. The waves are pretty small inside the bays.

Kapalua bay & Honolua is where the best snorkeling is today. Napili bay is nice too but is more exposed to rising waves this afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

Beautiful, sunny beach day with good snorkeling. Strong winds affecting the Zone. The south face of Black Rock is the spot today offering great protection from the northeast wind & excellent visibility expected all day.

Very strong currents are already flowing along Kahekili beach & further out past the tip of Black Rock. Waves may pick up in some areas this afternoon.

Southside: 5.5

Mostly sunny & beautiful beach day. Extremely strong winds out at sea & near shore in North Kihei are causing close together wind waves to flow into most of the snorkeling areas already.

Kamaole Beach Park 1, the north little corner of Ulua and Makena Landing are the calmest this morning. Wind & waves to increase this afternoon.


Wednesday, June 9 2021


the skinny

Snorkeling conditions are good today! Mostly sunny skies this morning in Ka’anapali & the South Side while the Northwest is starting the day off with passing clouds & isolated showers with sunshine expected this afternoon though.

Trade winds are continuing to blow pretty strong out of the north east with gusts over 30 mph in the windiest areas. This will affect some areas.

The waves have dropped down, however currents are strong further out from shore. Please remember conditions can change quickly- this means they can get better too!

North West: 7.5

Kind of rough this morning with wind, passing clouds & Isolated showers. Mostly sunny skies expected this afternoon. East wind gusting over 25 mph.

Conditions will probably improve inside Napili bay, inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay soon. Further out currents & wind become extrememly strong

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Beautiful sunshine expected all day. Breezy northeast wind. Visibility is very good at both Kahekili & Black Rock. There are some little waves breaking along the shoreline to avoid while entering the water.

Wind will may make Kahekili a bit choppy later wile Black Rock will most likely stay nice all day. Currents become strong further out near the tip of Black Rock.

Southside: 7.0

Sunny & beautiful. Smaller waves this morning may pick up again. Strong winds in North Kihei out of the north. Lighter winds in the Wailea & Makena areas.

The Kamaole beaches, Mile Marker 14, Ulua beach & Makena Landing are looking good. Increasing afternoon clouds expected in the Makena area.


Tuesday, June 8 2021


the skinny

We have really nice snorkeling conditions today in all 3 Zones. Changing weather- In the Northwest we have passing clouds & isolated showers early this morning, then will probably become mostly sunny this afternoon. The South Shore is sunny early with increasing clouds this afternoon, Ka’anapali will most likely reman sunny all day.

Wind will increase in all 3 Zones this afternoon, but each Zone should have areas of good snorkeling all day. Please remember conditions can change quickly & currents are strongest further out from shore.

North West: 7.5

A mix of sunshine & passing clouds with isolated showers this morning. Should become more on the sunny side this afternoon. Stronger east winds than yesterday. Currents are extremely strong further out outside the main bays.

Inside Napili bay, inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are liking great with clear visibility. Waves may increase a bit this afternoon particularly around the outer corners of the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunshine expected all day. Breezy northeast wind increasing this afternoon. Kahekili beach is looking particularly good early this morning, but winds will probably make things choppy by this afternoon.

Black Rock will most likely remain nice all day. There’s a bit more water moving around, especially further out along Black Rock near the tip where currents are strongest.

Southside: 6.5

Sunny for most of the day with increasing clouds likely further south this afternoon. The waves have picked back up but only in some areas.

Mile Marker 14, Kamaole beach 1 & 3 & the little north corner of Ulua beach are looking good. Light onshore breeze expected this afternoon, lightest in Wailea


Monday, June 7 2021


the skinny

Conditions are looking good today! Increasing trade winds will bring a higher chance of isolated showers to the Northwest & South Zone. Sunny skies are expected all day in Ka’anapali.

The waves have dropped down in size but may pick back up a little bit this afternoon. The winds are extremely strong in the Northwest. Currents have increased in all 3 Zones. Please remember conditions can change quickly.

North West: 6.5

Partly to mostly sunny with passing scattered showers. Breezy trade winds gusting around 30 mph. Snorkeling conditions are good inside Napili bay, best inside Kapalua bay & worth a look at Honolua bay.

Waves expected to pick up a bit sometime today. Extremely strong currents & wind further out from shore & outside of the bays. Conditions will probably fluctuate throughout the day.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Mostly sunny skies expected all day. Clouds may catch a ride on the winds off the mountains but probably won’t make it down to the shoreline. There are some still slightly elevated waves along the shoreline.

Black Rock & Kahekili are both really good this morning. Kahekili will probably be affected by increasing northeast wind. Currents strong further out from shore. It is a beautiful beach day!

Southside: 6.5

Sunny skies & light winds through the morning for most of the Zone. Increasing winds & clouds this afternoon. Waves are getting smaller causing improving conditions.

Kamaole beach 1, 2 & 3, north corner of Ulua beach & Makena Landing are looking good this morning. Waves may bump back up this afternoon. Isolated showers possible later, mainly in Makena.


Sunday, June 6 2021


the skinny

On this beautiful Sunday morning we have mostly sunny skies in all 3 Zones. Clouds in the mountains may make it close to shore, mainly in the northwest & far south. Breezy trade winds out of the east with gusts around 30 mph in the windiest areas of the northwest & north Kihei.

The waves are beginning to drop down in size & consistency but are still affecting snorkeling, mainly in the southern shores. Please keep in mind that conditions can change quickly.

North West: 7.0

Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are looking good. Napili bay is nice as well but with occasional larger wave rolling over the reef. Mostly sunny along the shoreline with passing clouds throughout the day.

Very strong winds but they are not really affecting snorkeling inside the bays. However further out from shore the currents become extremely strong. Waves may pick up by this afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Black Rock & Kahekili both have excellent visibility & favorable snorkeling conditions this morning. Winds increasing out of the northeast will probably affect Kahekili while the south face of Black Rock should remain really nice all day.

There are still areas with waves to avoid & currents will become stronger, especially out near the tip of the Rock. Sunshine with possible passing clouds.

Southside: 5.5

Sunny & nice beach day with increasing clouds this afternoon, mainly in the Makena area. Snorkeling conditions are still being affected by waves breaking but the waves are starting to get smaller.

The smallest waves in the Zone can be found at Kamaole beach 1,2 & 3 as well as Ulua beach. Strong winds in North Kihei, lighter in Wailea.


Saturday, June 5 2021


the skinny

We have a beautiful beach day Saturday! Mostly sunny skies & breezy today. Passing clouds in areas, mainly the Northwest & south end of the Southside. Ka’anapali & South Kihei will have the most sunshine.

Trade winds out of the east around 20 mph or so in the windiest areas of the northwest & North Kihei again.

The south swell has picked up a little bit more over night causing waves to break more powerfully along the southern shores. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- this means they can improve as well!

North West: 7.5

Clear visibility & great snorkeling conditions inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay with very small waves. Waves are making it into Napili bay, although not very big they are affecting snorkeling. Passing clouds this morning will probably give way to sunshine soon.

Strong winds today probably will not impact snorkeling inside these bays, however, currents become extremely strong further out from shore near the wind line.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunshine expected all day. Breezy east wind this afternoon. Visibility is really good! More water moving around today with slightly elevated waves surging onto the shoreline. Conditions are still mellow this morning.

Waves may pick up this afternoon. Kahekili is looking especially nice this morning. Black Rock is really good too just with a little bit stronger currents & waves in areas of the beach.

Southside: 4.5

Sunny beach day with light winds this morning. Winds increasing this afternoon, mainly in North Kihei. Waves have picked up more overnight & are breaking pretty powerfully, especially in Makena.

South Kihei Kamaole beach 1 & 2 as well as the northern part of Ulua beach have the smallest waves in the Zone. Waves could pick up a but more later today. Strong wind causing waves to increase this afternoon.


Friday, June 4 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! We have mostly sunny skies with passing clouds & breezy trade winds to start the weekend. Winds could gust up to 30 mph in the windiest areas of the Northwest Zone & North Kihei. More clouds this afternoon, but rain is not expected.

Waves have picked back up. They are expected to continue to rise out of the south and may pick up slightly out of the north as well. Please remember that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 7.5

Beautiful, mostly sunny along the shoreline. Strong east wind, but inside the bay’s conditions are still great. Inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay look best.

Napili bay has waves in the areas where most of the fish play. Waves may pick up & the currents are already extremely strong further out from shore.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Mostly sunny & beautiful. Breezy east wind increasing this afternoon. There are waves breaking in some areas of the shoreline, but the bigger waves are mostly passing by the snorkel areas of Black Rock & Kahekili beach.

Clouds in the mountains probably will not make it to the shoreline. Currents are pretty strong further out near the tip of the rock.

Southside: 5.0

Beautiful & mostly sunny for most of the day. Increasing clouds this afternoon, mainly further south. The waves have picked up & are breaking powerfully at most spots. Kamaole 1,2 & 3 have the smallest waves.

Waves are expected to pick up more throughout the day. Strong winds blowing through North Kihei will create wind waves later as well


Thursday, June 3 2021


the skinny

Our beautiful trade wind weather continues with mostly sunny skies & improving snorkeling in all 3 Zones- Ka’anapali has the nicest conditions today.

Afternoon clouds may form in some areas. Very small chance of isolated showers. Winds gusting over 20 mph in the windiest areas of the Northwest & North Kihei.

Waves breaking along the shoreline, but they are pretty small at most spots with occasional larger waves rolling through in the south & northwest. Afternoon winds will cause increasing wind waves.

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny & breezy. Strong winds out of the northeast around 20 mph. Inside Napili bay, inside Kapalua bay & inside Honolua bay snorkeling conditions are good with clear visibility.

Further out from shore in these bays the wind & currents are extra strong today. Occasional larger waves in areas.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny with great snorkeling conditions this morning at Kahekili & Black Rock. Afternoon winds out of the northeast will affect Kahekili more than Black Rock where conditions should stay great all day.

Currents will increase out further near the tip of the Rock. Small & surging little waves along most of the shoreline.

Southside: 6.5

Sunny with light winds this morning. Wind will probably remain favorable in Wailea all day, become strong in Kihei & Makena this afternoon.

Waves are not necessarily big but are affecting entry into the water. Occasional larger waves breaking. Northern part Mile Marker 14, Kamaole beach 1, north corner of Ulua have the smallest waves.


Wednesday, June 2 2021


the skinny

It is no surprise we have another beautiful beach day on Maui! Sunny skies expected with only passing clouds from time to time. Trade winds gusting out of the east close to 20 mph. Currents are very strong further out in deeper water.

Waves have actually picked up in the Northwest Zone, which is a rare occurrence this time of year. A smaller south swell is continuing to send waves though the south Zone.

The waves will probably back down later today in the Northwest & increase in the South. Ka’anapali has mostly small waves & the best snorkeling conditions.

North West: 5.5

Waves are breaking throughout the Zone. Kapalua bay will have the smallest waves & nice snorkeling. Sunny skies with increasing afternoon east winds.

The north end of Napili bay has waves breaking where the fish play & stronger currents. The inside area of Honolua bay may be worth a look. Visibility is good.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Ka’anapali has the nicest snorkeling conditions today. There are some waves in areas of the shoreline, but the south face of Black Rock and Kahekili beach have smaller waves & excellent visibility.

Hot & sunny with an east breeze should keep the ocean surface smooth near shore where the best snorkeling is! Enjoy & avoid waves while snorkeling.

Southside: 6.0

Sunny beach day with calm winds this morning. Onshore winds expected this afternoon around 15 mph or so. They aren’t huge, but waves are breaking at most spots big enough to affect snorkeling.

Largest waves are in the Makena area. The smallest waves can be found near Mile Marker 14, Kamaole 1 & the north corner of Ulua beach. Waves may increase this afternoon


Tuesday, June 1 2021


the skinny

We have another absolutely stunning sunny beach day on this first day of June. Snorkeling conditions are fantastic in Ka’anapali & much of theSouth this morning. The Northwest has inredible beach weather but the waves have picked up.

Trade winds are expected to make a return gusting just under 20 mph in the windiest areas late this afternoon. A new moderate south swell may begin showing late today causing elevated waves in areas of the south.

North West: 6.5

Sunny with light wind this morning. The waves have picked up a bit & will most likely increase more throughout the day.

Visibility is still good & it is incredibly beautiful out but waves & very strong currents are affecting snorkling. Kapalua bay is looking like the best spot in the Zone.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Absolutely incredible snorkeling conditions this morning. Both Kahekili beach & Black Rock have crystal clear visibility & small waves if any. Waves may start increasing in some areas later today.

Winds picking up out of the northeast this afternoon may affect Kahekili beach while the south face of Black Rock will probably stay epic all day.

Southside: 7.0

Beautiful sunny beach day with good snorkeling conditions this morning. The waves have dropped down a bit more but are expected to start picking back up today.

Visibility is really good in areas like Ulua beach, Wailea beach & Mile Marker 14 this morning. Winds expected to increase out of the west this afternoon in south Kihei & north in north Kihei.


Monday, May 31 2021


the skinny

On this beautiful Memorial Day we Honor those who gave their lives so that we may live. We are forever grateful.

Snorkeling conditions continue to be outstanding this morning in the northwest & Near Ka’anapali. Snorkeling in the South Shore is improving. Waves are still coming in but they are far & few between on the bigger waves. Please still keep an eye out as conditions can change quickly.

Winds increasing slightly out of the west may cause a bumpy ocean surface in some areas, probably won’t get too bad though.

North West: 9.0

Napili bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua bay have amazing snorkeling. Crystal clear visibility & small waves if any. Mostly sunny skies with increasing clouds.

No rain is expected. Winds expected to pick up slightly out of the east. Currents increasing further out, outside of the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Both Kahekili beach & Black Rock have excellent snorkeling conditions. Crystal clear visibility, mostly sunny & small waves.

Mid-morning the wind is expected to briefly increase out of the north to around 8 mph, which may cause a slight bump on the ocean surface at Kahekili beach for a little while before calming back down.

Southside: 7.0

Conditions continue to improve as the waves back off more this morning. Still please keep an eye out for the possibility of occasional bigger waves.

Beautiful sunny skies. Light wind this morning expected to increase out of the west this afternoon. Kamaole 1, Ulua beach & Wailea beach are looking good.


Sunday, May 30 2021


the skinny

It is difficult to find words to describe how beautiful it is on this sunny Sunday morning. There is hardly a cloud in the sky and the winds are calm. A perfect beach day! Afternoon clouds may form but no rain is expected.

We have near perfect conditions for snorkeling with turtles in Kaanapali & the Northwest. The south has waves breaking at most spots. The waves should start getting smaller today though.

Waves are continuing to roll in out of the south, making for hazardous conditions at many spots on the Southside. Please be aware there could be long periods between the bigger waves & conditions can change quickly.

North West: 9.0

Sunny with calm wind & crystal-clear visibility. Napili bay has waves breaking in areas every 10 minutes or so. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are near perfect.

Clouds may form this afternoon. Please keep in mind that currents become stronger the farther out from shore we go.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Glorious beach & snorkeling conditions. Sunny with no wind this morning. A slight onsore breeze expected this afternoon. Waves are breaking in some areas to avoid.

Kahekili beach & Black Rock have crystal clear visibility. Currents become stronger out past the tip of the rock.

Southside: 6.0

Absolutely beautiful beach day. Calm wind becoming an onshore breeze this afternoon. Waves of various sizes are breaking throughout the Zone. Visibility is still pretty good. Afternoon clouds expected further south .

The most powerful waves are in the Makena area. Smaller waves can be found in areas of Wailea beach & the Kamaole beaches. Please keep in mind, there could be long periods between larger waves


Saturday, May 29 2021


the skinny

It is an absolutely beautiful Saturday! Sunny skies along with light & variable winds are creating a near perfect beach day in all 3 Zones.

Snorkeling conditions are fantastic in Ka’anapali & in the Northwest. The Southside has powerful waves breaking throughout the Zone, even creating hazardous conditions in areas.

On-shore breeze may create a slight bump on the water this afternoon in some areas. Winds are not expected to become too strong though. Afternoon may form but no rain is expected. Please remember conditions can change quickly.

North West: 9.0

Sunny with a nice off-shore breeze expected all day. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay have amazing snorkeling conditions & crystal-clear visibility.

Napili bay has larger waves rolling into the bay breaking over the reef to be cautious of. Afternoon clouds may form but rain is not expected

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful & sunny with a light south breeze this afternoon. Crystal clear visibility at Black Rock & Kahekili is especially amazing today.

Waves are breaking in areas of the shoreline to avoid. If the winds increase more than expected, Black Rock may get a little bumpy but Kahekili should stay great all day

Southside: 4.5

Sunny & beautiful with a light south breeze expected for most of the day. Powerful waves are breaking throughout the Zone making for poor snorkeling at most spots.

There could be over 15 minutes between sets of bigger waves. The waves are particularly dangerous in the Makena area. Smaller waves can be found in Kihei at spots like Kamaole 1,2 & 3.


Friday, May 28 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! We have another absolutely beautiful Maui beach day! Mostly sunny skies expected for most of the day. East winds on the westside keeping the ocean surface smooth. Onshore winds in areas of the Southern Shores.

The waves have picked up out of the South & from the north as well. Please remember to avoid waves while snorkeling and that conditions can change quickly- they can also get better!

Another round of extreme tide shifts today. Low tide is around 9:45 am exposing areas of the reef- please do not walk on or touch the reef. High tide around 5:45 pm which will cause some coastal flooding.

North West: 6.5

Beautiful beach weather. East winds around 15 mph. Waves have picked up. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay have nice snorkeling conditions but waves could increase more.

Passing clouds this morning but mostly sunny along the shoreline. Strong currents & strongest winds further out.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Incredibly beautiful beach day. East winds will probably stay pretty mellow along north & south Ka’anapali beach. There are waves breaking in areas, such as canoe beach to avoid.

Black Rock & Kahekili both have almost crystal clear visibility & great snorkeling. Currents are stronger further out past the tip of the rock.

Southside: 5.5

Beautiful beach day. Waves are breaking along most of the shoreline causing difficult snorkeling conditions & poor visibility at most spots.

Sections of Kamaole 1 & the north corner of Ulua beach have smaller waves. Makena & Wailea beach have more powerful waves.


Thursday, May 27 2021


the skinny

On this beautiful Thursday morning we have mostly sunny skies & the beginning of a great beach day! Temperatures around 90 Fahrenheit. Nice offshore wind in Ka’anapali keeping it nice. Onshore breeze this afternoon in much of the South this afternoon.

The waves are expected to get a little smaller but are still coming in out of the south & may pick up in the northwest slightly.

Extreme shifts in the tide today. A minus .7 foot low tide around 9 am will make areas of the reef exposed & extremely shallow- please remember do not step on or touch the reef. A high tide of around 2.7 feet around 5 pm will cause usually dry areas of the shoreline to become flooded.

Northwest: 8.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds this morning will probably clear up by this afternoon. Showers are not expected near the shoreline. Excellent snorkeling conditions inside of the bays. Clear visibility.

Waves are very small but may pick up later. Currents become very strong further out. East wind gusting around 20 mph.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunny beach day with excellent snorkeling conditions! Waves are pretty small in the snorkel areas. Clear visibility.

Black Rock & Kahekili beach should both have great conditions all day. There’s a chance of passing clouds moving through the area. Should stay awesome along the shoreline!

South Shore: 6.5

Beautiful beach weather & improving snorkeling conditions. Waves are getting smaller but are still breaking powerfully & are still an issue, particularly in the Makena area.

The north corner of Ulua & Kamaole beach park 1 have smallest waves in the Zone. Increasing clouds in Makena to Wailea along with onshore winds this afternoon.


Wednesday, May 26 2021


the skinny

Beautiful, mostly sunny beach day! Snorkeling conditions are best in the Northwest & Ka’anapali, which areas while the Southern Shores have waves breaking in most of the snorkel spots. Winds are expected to pick up today & clouds may increase this afternoon.

There is a powerful south swell causing waves to break along much of the shoreline. Around 4:00 pm today we have an extreme high tide of 2.6 feet- areas along the shoreline that are usually dry will become inundated with ocean water. This will probably affect visibility as well.

North West: 8.0

Mostly sunny & breezy east wind will probably keep the ocean surface smooth inside the main bays. Increase in PM clouds. Waves are affecting Napili bay. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are looking great!

Please be aware that the waves are expected to pick up sometime soon out of the northwest. Currents remain strong further out from shore.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Clear blue skies & light wind expected all day. The score is not higher due to powerful little waves in areas of the shoreline. Black Rock & Kahekili both have excellent snorkeling conditions & will most likely stay excellent all day.

Afternoon winds may affect Kahekili while the south face of Black Rock should be great all day. Please keep an eye out for waves- they may increase this afternoon.

Southside: 5.5

Beautiful beach weather. Increasing clouds in Makena. Score is not higher due to powerful waves throughout the Zone & afternoon onshore wind. There ay be 10 minutes or between the larger waves.

It’s possible to find spots with smaller waves & good visibility like Mile Marker 14 & possibly Polo beach. Waves will most likely increase more this afternoon


Tuesday, May 25 2021


the skinny

Wow! We have another beautiful tropical day on Maui! Lots of sunshine this morning with increasing humidity may bring isolated tropical showers later this afternoon. There is a south swell causing waves to affect many snorkeling spots in the south. Waves are very small in Ka’anapali & the bays of the northwest.

Ocean levels will rise to an extra high tide this afternoon which will just cause minor flooding in some areas of the coastline that are usually dry. This may affect visibility near shore, especially in areas with any waves.

North West: 8.0

Beautiful beach day with great snorkeling inside Napili bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua bay. Waves are up slightly & currents are strong further out, outside the bays.

Mostly sunny with increasing chance of tropical afternoon shower. East wind around 14 mph should keep the ocean smooth all day inside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Absolutely beautiful snorkeling conditions. Calm winds & sunshine expected for most of the day. A north wind around 6 mph may affect Kahekili. Black Rock will most likely remain excellent all day.

There are slightly elevated waves in some areas to keep an eye on. Strongest current further out. Very slim chance of tropical showers this afternoon.

Southside: 6.0

Beautiful & sunny. Waves are affecting snorkeling at most of the spots in the Zone ut not everywhere. Northern section of Mile Marker 14. Parts of Kamaole beach 1 & areas of Wailea beach have smaller waves.

The waves will probably pick up more today, especially in Makena & the extreme high tide will affect visibility in the Zone this afternoon. Isolated tropical showers likely in Makena this afternoon.


Monday, May 24 2021


the skinny

We are starting the week off with beautiful hot & humid beach weather. Monday morning, we have sunny skies & calm wind in all 3 Zones. Winds are expected to increase out of the west to around 10 mph. Clouds will form in some areas this afternoon brining a good chance of tropical showers.

The waves are not huge but will continue to increase out of south affecting snorkeling in the Zone. We do have slightly elevated waves in the Northwest as well. Ka’anapali has mostly small waves.

Extremely high tide this afternoon around 2:30pm. This means the water level will be high & washing over usually dry areas of the shoreline

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny with light winds inside the bays. Waves have picked up & are breaking along areas of the shoreline. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are looking good.

Keep an eye out for increasing waves & currents. Tropical showers expected this afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny with calm winds expected for most of the day. Scattered tropical shower are possible but not likely along the shoreline. Waves may increase slightly in areas of the beach.

Black Rock & Kahekili beach are great today! Both have clear visibility, small waves & calm ocean surface for most of the day. Light sea breeze this afternoon.

Southside: 6.5

Sunny with light wind for most of the Zone. This afternoon clouds will probably increase & bring scattered tropical showers. Mainly in the Makena area. Breeze out the west this afternoon.

Waves are breaking at most spots. Still some areas have small waves. Parts of Wailea beach, Kamaole beach 1 & Mile marker 14 have smaller waves & better visibility.


Sunday, May 23 2021


the skinny

It’s a beautiful Sunday for snorkeling. Ocean conditions are nice & calm in all 3 Zones. Nice tropical conditions due to the trade winds mellowing out becoming light & variable winds which may also create a light bump on the surface in areas.

Mostly sunny skies are expected for most of the day with increasing clouds this afternoon in the Northwest & the Southside bringing a good chance of tropical showers. Clouds probably won’t make it too close to the shoreline in Ka’anapali.

North West: 8.0

Beautiful calm ocean conditions. The waves are small & winds are calm. Mostly sunny with increasing clouds coming and going then a chance of afternoon tropical showers.

Winds light out of the east. Currents strongest further out, outside the bays. Napili bay, Kapalua Bay & Honolua bay are looking great.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful snorkeling conditions along Kahekili beach. Excellent visibility. The South face of Black Rock is looking great too with a little bit more water moving around due to a small & slowly increasing south swell.

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds nearby. Maybe isolated tropical showers are possible, but it should remain sunny along the shoreline.

Southside: 7.5

Beautiful sunny morning with good snorkeling conditions. Light winds & sunshine for most of the day then increasing clouds probably bringing scattered tropical showers to form this afternoon.

The waves are small this morning but are expected to increase throughout the day. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach & Wailea beach are looking really nice this morning.


Saturday, May 22 2021


the skinny

We have a Maui Wowie day! All 3 Zones have excellent snorkeling conditions this morning. Mostly sunny skies expected for most of the day & the winds are lighter than they have been & coming from a favorable direction for most snorkeling spots.

Clouds may pass through some areas & winds will increase this afternoon, but right now all the data is showing conditions should stay in the excellent range. Have a great day & please remember that conditions can change quickly & currents become very strong further out from shore.

North West: 8.5

Excellent snorkeling conditions inside Napili bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua bay. Mostly sunny skies with occasional passing clouds for most of the day.

Wind out of the east around 15 mph not really affecting the main snorkeling areas. Currents are very strong further out, outside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Wow! Absolutely beautiful beach weather & incredible snorkeling conditions. Calm winds this morning will increase this afternoon, however, conditions will most likely remain excellent all day.

Black Rock & Kahekili both have crystal clear visibility. The waves are very small. Currents are stronger further out from shore.

Southside: 8.5

Beautiful beach & snorkeling conditions. Calm winds this morning will increase in north Kihei & may become onshore later today creating wind waves in areas.

The waves are expected to pick up ever so slightly today. Mile Marker 14, all 3 Kamaole beaches, Ulua, Wailea & Makena Landing all have excellent visibility & conditions this morning!


Friday, May 21 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Snorkeling conditions are looking great with small waves and off-shore winds.

We have a slightly higher chance of isolated showers spilling down off the mountains but rainis not expected in Ka’anapali & most of the Southside which is where the best snorkeling & beach conditions are today. Please remember conditions can change quickly, they can get also better.

North West: 7.5

Scattered showers are passing through the Zone this morning but should clear up this afternoon becoming mostly sunny.

Conditions are nice inside Napili bay, Kapalua bay and Honolua bay. Strong trade winds out of the east gusting around 25 mph. Very strong currents outside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Mostly sunny skies expected today. Higher chance of isolated showers coming down off the mountains but will probably stay sunny along the shoreline.

Excellent snorkeling conditions along the South Face of Black Rock. Kahekili should stay good al day as well closer to shore. Breezy east wind.

Southside: 8.0

Sunny with light winds this morning. Mile Marker 14, Kamaole 1, 2 & 3 as well as Wailea beach to Makena Landing are all looking great this morning!

Increasing wind this afternoon becoming strong in the channel which will cause wind waves to increase in Kihei & Wailea later today.


Thursday, May 20 2021


the skinny

We have good snorkeling conditions today! Mostly sunny in Ka’anapali & much of the South Zone. The Northwest has rain showers this morning & strong winds but will probably clear up by this afternoon. Trade winds continue to blow around 20 mph, strongest in the far north & far south.

Waves are not huge but are breaking in areas of the northwest & picked up a little bit in parts of the south. Currents remain very strong further out from shore. Please remember conditions can change quickly- they can get better too!

North West: 6.5

It’s raining early this morning. Will probably clear up early afternoon with only occasional passing showers. Strong northeast winds around 20 mph.

The ocean surface is kind of choppy early this morning but should calm down inside Kapalua bay & part of Napili bay. Honolua bay is worth a look! Currents remain extremely strong further outside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Mostly sunny with clouds nearby. Snorkeling conditions are really good. The south face of Black Rock has excellent conditions this morning & probably will all day.

Kahekili has a slight chop on the surface that should mellow out by mid-morning as the wind shifts to a more east direction. Currents strongest out by the rock tip.

Southside: 7.5

Sunny with calm wind this morning. Snorkeling conditions are good at most spots. The waves bumped up ever so slightly in some areas. Visibility is still pretty good once past the waves.

Strong winds expected in north Kihei while the Wailea & Makena will probably have lighter wind for most of the day.


Wednesday, May 19 2021


the skinny

Snorkeling conditions are looking good in all 3 Zones! Mostly sunny & breezy northeast wind gusting over 25 mph in the windiest areas.

Clouds in the mountains may catch a ride on the wind, making it closer to shore, though along the shoreline conditions should be nice all day. Ka’anapali & parts of the south will have the most sun.

The waves are pretty small at most snorkel spots in the 3 Zones. Wind waves may increase later in certain areas. Please remember conditions can change quickly.

North West: 7.0

Inside the wind protected bays of Napili bay, Kapalua bay and Honolua bay conditions are looking good! Very strong winds throughout the Zone, especially outside of the bays & currents become dangerous further out as well.

More clouds with a higher chance of scattered showers than yesterday. Partly to mostly sunny by this afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful with clear visibility & small waves if any. Kahekili beach and Black Rock both have really good snorkeling conditions today. Mostly sunny & breezy offshore winds around15 mph or so. Clouds in the mountains may make it closer to shore.

Please keep in mind that currents are strongest further out, particularly out past the tip of the Rock.

Southside: 8.0

Sunny & beautiful with light wind in South Kihei, Wailea & Makena this morning. Onshore winds this afternoon in Kihei. Small waves & visibility has greatly improved.

The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach, Wailea beach & Makena Landing are all looking really good. Wind waves may increase this afternoon.


Tuesday, May 18 2021


the skinny

It’s a gorgeous Turtle Tuesday! We have improving snorkeling conditions in all 3 Zones. Plenty of sunshine with occasional passing clouds in the Northwest. Ka’anapali should be sunny all day with winds mellowing out by mid-morning and the Southside is sunny with on-shore winds expected this afternoon.

There is a small off-season northwest swell although the islands to our west are blocking most of the wave energy from making it to Maui shores.

North West: 7.5

Passing clouds & areas of isolated showers early this morning. Expected to become mostly sunny. Strong east wind around 20 mph.

Snorkeling conditions are good inside Napili bay, inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay. Be aware the currents become very strong further out & the waves may increase in size.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Sunshine expected all day. A bit breezy early but the winds should calm a bit by mid-morning. Kahekili beach & Black Rock are both looking great with clear visibility & small waves if any.

Winds are causing a slight bump on the surface at Kahekili & out past the tip of black Rock. Currents are strong further out from shore.

Southside: 7.0

Visibly has improved and the sun is expected to shine all day. Breezy onshore wind expected this afternoon. Lightest wind in South Kihei & Wailea all day. The waves are pretty small.

Choppy wind waves will probably increase this afternoon. Mile Marker 14, the Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach, Wailea beach & Makena Landing are looking good.


Monday, May 17 2021


the skinny

It’s going to be a beautiful & breezy Monday on Maui. Mostly sunny skies in Ka’anapali & the much of the Southside. Clouds are blowing around the north end of the island spilling into the Northwest Zone this morning, but things are mostly sunny along the shoreline.

The waves in the south are fading & a little bump up in waves is expected in the Northwest. Very strong northeast winds again.

Currents become strong further out from shore where the winds are also extremely strong. Please remember conditions can change quickly in Hawaii- they can improve as well!

North West: 7.0

Scattered showers with passing clouds & sunshine throughout the day. Super windy with gusts over 30 mph. Inside the wind protected bays conditions are nice & visibility is good. Inside Napili bay Kapalua bay & probably Honolua bay should be good all day.

Waves expected to pick up in size soon. Currents become dangerous further out from shore, outside the bays where winds become fierce.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Beautiful beach day with excellent visibility. Kahekili & Black Rock both have great snorkeling conditions. Strong northeast winds will mostly affect Kahekili. The south face of Black Rock will probably remain good all day.

Sunshine expected all day, though clouds may come close, they probably won’t make it to the shoreline. Currents are strong further out from shore.

Southside: 6.5

Sunny skies & calm winds this morning. Increasing wind this afternoon. The waves are dropping down in size but are still affecting snorkeling at most spots. Strong winds in the channel will send increasing wind waves this afternoon.

The north end of Mile Marker 14, Kamaole 1, the north end of Ulua beach are decent. Makena Landing has improved & may remain nice all day.


Sunday, May 16 2021


the skinny

Happy Sunday! The best snorkeling conditions are in Ka’anapali & the bays in the Northwest. Waves are affecting snorkeling on the Southside. Strong northeast trade winds continue today with gusting over 30 mph off shore.

The northwest has scattered morning rain showers that will probably come and throughout the day. Sunny skies expected for most of the day in in Ka’anapali. South Kihei & Wailea are sunny early with increasing clouds expected this afternoon.

North West: 6.0

Mix of sunshine, scattered showers & strong winds. Closer to shore, inside the bays conditions are pretty nice. Inside Kapalua bay & Honolua are the best chance for calmer waters.

Napili bay has waves breaking where the fish usually play. Currents & winds become dangerous further form shore & outside of the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Mostly sunny beautiful beach day. Black Rock is the spot offering great wind protection & excellent visibility. Northeast wind gusting over 25 mph by this afternoon is affecting Kahekili with a slight bump on the ocean surface already.

The wind may blow some moisture into the area but not much rain is expected. Currents are strongest out further out near the tip of the rock.

Southside: 5.5

Sunny & beautiful with calm wind this morning in south Kihei, Wailea. Increasing clouds this afternoon. South swell waves remain an issue but are expected to drop back down in size later today.

Super strong north wind in Ma’alaea, north Kihei & out at sea will cause wind waves to increase this afternoon. Mile Marker 14, Kamaole 1,2 & 3 have the smallest waves in the Zone.


Saturday, May 15 2021


the skinny

It’s a beautiful Saturday with sunny skies in Ka’anapali, Kihei & Wailea. Scattered showers in the Kapalua area this morning with sunshine peeking through.

Trade winds out of the northeast will increase throughout the day gusting over 25 mph. Clouds will probably hang to the mountains near Ka’anapali & the Southside.

A south swell is causing waves of various sizes to break above the reef & along the shoreline but are pretty small at most snorkeling spots. Super strong currents further out from shore. Please be aware that conditions can change quickly- they can always get better too!

North West: 6.0

Inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay we have the nicest conditions. Napili bay is alright but has waves flowing over the reef. Waves expected to increase later.

Heavy scattered showers this morning will probably clear up by this afternoon. Very strong winds & currents, especially outside of the bays. Depending on how much it rains, there may be spots of blrown water to avoid.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Sunshine & clear visibility expected all day. Winds will pick up out of the northeast which will probably only affect Kahekili beach while the South face of Black Rock remains excellent.

Currents become strong further out past the rock tip. There are slightly elevated waves along the shoreline to avoid while snorkeling.

Southside: 6.5

Sunny with great beach weather expected all day. Snorkeling conditions have improved. Waves are still breaking powerfully in many areas, especially in Makena.

Winds increasing out of the northeast will probably only affect Kihei while Wailea should have lighter breeze. Kamaole 1, north end of Ulua & parts of Wailea beach are nice.


Friday, May 14 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Today we have a mix of sunshine & passing clouds along with possible isolated showers. Northeast winds with gusts over 35 mph in the windiest areas. South Kihei & Wailea will have the lightest winds today, but the waves have picked up a little bit.

Good snorkeling conditions can be found in areas of each Zone. Currents are extra strong further out from shore. Please remember conditions can change either way quickly- they can also get better!

North West: 6.5

Very windy with increasing clouds this morning. Sunshine mixed with scattered showers expected off & on throughout the day. Inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are offering a good wind block. Visibility is good.

Please be extra cautious not to go too far out- Currents become extremely strong further out from shore & outside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny skies expected for most of the day. Winds are very strong out of the northeast. Visibility & snorkeling conditions are really good along the south face of Black Rock.

Currents are flowing strong out near the tip of the rock & along Kahekili beach. Waves have bumped back up a little bit in areas of Ka’anapali beach.

Southside: 6.0

Sunny this morning with increasing clouds expected this afternoon. Lightest winds on Maui will be in the Wailea area. However, the waves have picked up in size & are powerful in most areas.

The north end of Ulua beach, Polo beach & Kamaole 3 have areas with smaller waves.


Thursday, May 13 2021


the skinny

Thursday is shaping up to be another beautiful day on Maui! Mostly sunny skies with breezy trade winds out of the north east. Isolated showers are accompanying passing clouds in the northwest, while Ka’anapali & most of the south should stay sunny.

Waves are breaking along the southern shores just big enough to affect visibility & entry into the water. The waves are continuing to fade in the Northwest.

North West: 7.0

Mostly sunny by this afternoon with passing showers possible off 7 on all day. It’s raining this morning. Inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are best. Napili bay has slightly elevated surf.

Strong winds gusting over 25 mph. Currents become very strong further out near the wind line, outside of the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Beautiful beach day with near excellent snorkeling conditions. The south face of Black Rock will most likely remain excellent all day. Kahekili has a slight bump in the surface.

Breezy northeast wind afternoon with gusts near 20 mph.Clouds increasing in the mountains but probably will not make it to the shoreline. Currents are strong further out from shore.

Southside: 6.5

Mostly sunny & beautiful beach day. South winds increasing this afternoon in Makena, slightly onshore elsewhere. Sections of Ulua beach, Wailea beach, Kamaole 1 & 3 are looking good.

Waves bumped up enough to affect visibility near shore & to make entering the water difficult in some areas. Isolated showers may form later today, mainly in Makena.


Wednesday, May 12 2021


the skinny

On this beautiful Wednesday we have mostly sunny skies & trade wind weather continuing today. Isolated showers this morning in the Northwest & in areas of the South this afternoon while Ka’anapali will most likely remain sunny for much of the day.

The waves have picked up throughout the South Side up to Ka’anapali. The waves aren’t necessarily very large at most spots but are powerful enough to be extra cautious of & avoid. It’s kind of a long period swell, there could be 10 minutes or so between sets of waves.

North West: 6.5

It’s pretty windy with isolated showers this morning. Conditions are still nice & may improve for snorkeling inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay.

Napili bay has elevated waves in areas. Winds gusting over 30 mph outside of the bays where currents also become dangerous quickly.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny skies expected all day. Black Rock & Kahekili both good! Breezy northeast wind this afternoon will affect Kahekili while leaving the south face of Black Rock excellent all day.

It’s possible isolated showers may blow down off the mountains but they probably won’t make it to the shoreline. There are waves along parts of the shoreline & currents are strong further out from shore.

Southside: 6.0
Sunny this morning with calm wind expected in Wailea all day. Waves are not big everywhere but are breaking throughout the Zone.

There are longer periods between the larger sets of waves. North end of Ulua beach & South end of Wailea beach are looking good. The northern most area of Mile Marker 14 is also decent.


Monday, May 11 2021


the skinny

It’s a beautiful mostly sunny Tuesday with clear visibility for snorkeling at most spots. North east Trade Winds gusting over 25 mph this afternoon may blow some clouds off the mountains close to shore. Very slim chance of isolated showers.

Waves are expected to start picking up out of the south throughout the day and drop down in size inside the bays in the Northwest. Currents are very strong further out from shore. Please remember to stay aware that conditions can change quickly while having fun in the sun.

North West: 7.0

Mostly sunny with passing clouds. Isolated showers may blow down off the mountains coming close to shore. Strong northeast winds but inside the bays the ocean surface is nice.

Currents & winds become dangerous once further out, outside the bays. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay have the best visibility & smallest waves.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Sunny with great snorkeling conditions expected all day! The waves are starting to pick up a little bit & will probably increase along areas throughout the day.

Visibility is excellent & the ocean surface is calm along the south face of Black Rock. Visibility is clear at Kahekili as well, although winds will affect Kahekili more than Black Rock.

Southside: 6.5

Mostly sunny skies expected all day. Snorkeling conditions are looking really good this morning. Waves are expected to steadily increase throughout the Zone.

Ulua beach, Wailea beach & Mile Marker 14 have good visibility & calm ocean surface. Please keep an eye out for rising surf & avoid breaking waves while snorkeling.


Monday, May 10 2021


the skinny

On this beautiful Maui Monday morning we have mostly sunny skies with passing clouds from time to time, making for an awesome beach day. Breezy trade winds out of the east gusting around 30 mph. Isolated showers are possible but not likely.

There are waves breaking along the shoreline to be aware of & avoid while snorkeling. The waves are beginning to drop down in size out of the south while the waves from the northwest are picking up.

Please remember conditions can change quickly & currents become stronger further out from shore.

North West: 6.0

Waves have picked up & currents have gained strength. Areas inside Kapalua bay & much of Honolua bay have only small waves.

Currents become very strong further from shore- Please stay inside the bays. Mostly sunny along the shoreline with passing clouds. Isolated showers may come & go throughout the day. East wind around 30 mph.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Beautiful, sunny skies & good snorkeling conditions expected for most of the day. Nearby clouds will probably stick to the mountains. The waves are pretty small but kind of powerful in some areas of the beach.

The south face of Black Rock & Kahekili both have clear visibility & a calm ocean surface. Winds increasing out of the east this afternoon. Currents become stronger further out & near the tip of Black Rock.

Southside: 6.0

Mostly sunny & beautiful this morning with isolated showers expected in Wailea & Makena this afternoon. Improving snorkeling conditions but powerful waves are still breaking along the shoreline.

The little north corner of Ulua beach, Wailea beach & probably northern area of Mile Marker 14 are decent.


Sunday, May 9 2021


the skinny

Happy Mother’s Day! Snorkeling conditions are looking good for swimming with turtles in Ka’anapali, the Northwest, and parts of the South Side. Waves are breaking powerfully throughout the South.

Waves also in areas of the beach in Ka’anapali & are expected to increase in the Northwest Zone. Mostly to partly sunny skies with passing clouds & maybe isolated showers this afternoon. Trade winds are gusting over 25 mph today.

North West: 6.5

Smooth ocean surface inside the bays. Waves are beginning to pick up but aren’t very big yet. Inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay visibility is good.

Napili bay has waves from the south swell & from the increasing northwest swell. Partly sunny with possible isolated showers. Dangerous currents further out from shore outside the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Good conditions! Waves have picked up & are breaking in areas of the shoreline. Snorkeling conditions remain very good along Black Rock’s south face & Kahekili beach.

Currents have gained some strength too, especially near the of the rock. Partly to mostly sunny skies. Clouds will probably hug the mountains, coming close to the shoreline later.

Southside: 5.0

There are waves breaking at most spots. Still, there will be areas of the beaches with smaller waves. Spots such as the north corner of Ulua beach, Wailea beach & probably just north of Mile Marker 14 have smaller waves.

Keep an eye out for the waves & please do not snorkel through waves. Mostly sunny this morning with increasing clouds, maybe isolated showers this afternoon.


Saturday, May 8 2021


the skinny

It’s a beautiful Saturday for snorkeling, hanging on the beach & playing in the ocean! We can expect mostly sunny skies along the shoreline in all 3 Zones.

Trade winds are out of the east around 25 mph. Strongest in the far north & south ends of the island. Currents become very strong further out from shore.

The waves are beginning to pick up in size out of the south today. They are still pretty small at most spots this morning. Please stay aware that conditions can change quickly.

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny with passing clouds from time to time. Strong east wind probably will not affect conditions inside the bays. Just outside of the bays, further out from shore, the currents & winds become very strong.

Inside Napili bay, inside Kapalua bay & inside Honolua bay snorkeling conditions are good.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful day with plenty of sunshine. Black Rock & Kahekili both have excellent snorkeling & beach conditions! Clear visibility & small waves along the shoreline.

Waves are expected to pick up along the shoreline later today. Currents will increase as well further out from shore. Breezy east wind & small chance of passing clouds.

Southside: 7.0

Sunny, beautiful beach day. Snorkeling conditions are really good this morning. The waves are just beginning to pick up in size. Most spots have great visibility, just keep increasing waves.

Light winds increasing this afternoon, becoming onshore in Kihei while most likely remaining calm in Wailea. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach, Wailea beach are all looking great this morning.


Friday, May 7 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Snorkeling condition are looking good in all 3 Zones this morning! We have mostly sunny skies along the shoreline. Visibilty is good & the waves are small.Some data is showing rain showers are possible. It will probaly stay nice for most of the day. The most sunshine & best snorkeling is in Ka’anapali today.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect. Please avoid streams & remain aware coditions can change quickly (that means they can get better quickly as well!).

North West: 7.0

Conditions are really good this morning inside Napili bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua bay. It’s mostly sunny early with clouds heading our way. Scattered showers are likely to move into the area this afternoon.

The waves are small, however currents are very strong further out from shore. Winds increasing to over 25mph.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Great snorkeling conditions with mostly sunny skies this morning. Small waves, calm ocean surface & great visibility at both Kahekili & Black Rock.

Breezy northeast wind later will parobably affect Kahekili & cause strong currents out near the tip of Black Rock. Scattered showers are expected to move into the area this afternoon but they’ll probably stick to the mountains for most of the day.

Southside: 7.5

Good snorkeling conditions with mostly sunny skies this morning. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach & Wailea beach are looking good.

Clouds will probably increase throughout the day & there’s a good chance of scattered showers later. Winds should stay pretty calm in Wailea. Waves are up a little bit but visibility is nice.


Thursday, May 6 2021


the skinny

We have nice snorkeling conditions in all 3 Zones this morning. Partly sunny skies with a chance of scattered showers in the forecast for all 3 Zones.

The northwest has isolated showers already this morning, Ka’anapali & the Southside will probably stay dry for much of the day with showers possible this afternoon. The waves are pretty small in all 3 Zones.

Please do not play in or around streams today. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is issued by the National Weather Service- A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding. Flash Flooding is LIFE THREATENING. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle or on foot.

North West: 6.5

We have good snorkeling conditions inside Kapalua, Napili & Honolua bays. The waves are small & ocean surface is mellow inside these bays. Currents become very strong further out.

It’s pretty cloudy in the area & rain showers are expected. Partly sunny near the shoreline in Napili & Kapalua bays where the best chance to stay dry is.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Ocean conditions are very nice & calm this morning. Visibility is really good at Black Rock & Kahekili beach. Partly sunny. We have a 40% chance of scattered showers later today.

Winds picking up out of the east, probably won’t affect snorkeling too much. The chance of rain & strong currents further out from shore is what’s keeping the score from going higher.

Southside: 7.0

Nice conditions this morning. Mostly small waves along the shoreline. Visibility is good once past the little waves. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua & Wailea beaches as well as Makena Landing are looking nice this morning.

Partly sunny this morning with increasing clouds throughout the day. Scattered showers are highly likely this afternoon. Winds are calm this morning turning slightly on shore this afternoon. Wailea will have the calmest wind.


Wednesday, May 5 2021


the skinny

This morning we have a mix of clouds, sunshine & scattered showers. Snorkeling conditions are good in Ka’anapali & most of the Southside. The Northwest has good conditions inside the bays closer to shore with scattered showers & clouds nearby.

The best chance for sunshine can be found in Ka’anapali this afternoon & the Southside this morning. The waves are small in all 3 Zones. Currents are very strong further out from shore.

North West: 6.5

Wet & windy this morning. The sun is occasionally popping through & things will likely clear up a bit this afternoon. Strong trade winds gusting close to 30 mph.

Snorkeling conditions are still good inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay. Currents are extremely strong further out.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Good snorkeling conditions. The south face of Black Rock will most likely have great conditions all day. Kahekili is windier with stronger currents but visibility is still good. Currents become strong out near the tip of Black Rock as well.

Partly sunny this morning, expected to clear up by this afternoon with isolated showers at times. Breezy northeast winds gusting over 20 mph.

Southside: 7.0

Favorable snorkeling conditions throughput the Zone. The waves are small & the winds are calm this morning. Visibility is getting better. Mile marker 14, the Kamaole beaches, Wailea beach & Makena Landing have all improved.

Mostly sunny this morning. Increasing clouds this afternoon with isolated showers, mainly in the Makena area. Winds will probably stay pretty calm near Wailea.


Tuesday, May 4 2021


the skinny

Happy Turtle Tuesday! We have a terrific chance of swimming with Sea Turtles today- please remember to keep your distance & never block a Turtles path. Ocean conditions are amazing & will probably stay favorable for snorkeling all day.

Waves in areas, but most spots have sections of only very small waves- largest waves are in the south.

Light winds are expected all day. A sea breeze will develop this afternoon which may cause a slight bump on the ocean surface & raise the chance of clouds with possible tropical showers.

North West: 8.0

Nice & calm ocean conditions inside the bays. Honolua bay & Kapalua bay are best. Napili bay still has little waves breaking where most of the fish play.

Currents are very strong further out, outside of the bays. East wind near 10 mph. Mostly sunny most of the day with scattered tropical showers possible this afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Incredible snorkeling conditions. Black Rock & Kahekili beach both have excellent visibility. There are small waves along the shoreline & currents are stronger further out in deeper water.

Mostly sunny. Clouds may form in the mountains, slightly increasing the chance of tropical showers. It’ll probably stay mostly sunny all day. Light breeze.

Southside: 7.0

Absolutely beautiful morning. Snorkeling conditions continue to improve as the south swell fades. Although waves are still breaking, most beaches have areas of very small waves & good visibility.

Mile Marker 14, the north ends of Wailea beach & Ulua beach have sections of extra-small waves if any.

Sunny this morning with increasing clouds into the afternoon bringing a good chance of scattered tropical shower. Slight onshore sea breeze this afternoon.


Monday, May 3 2021


the skinny

We are starting the week off with a beautiful Maui Monday. Snorkeling conditions are improving in all 3 Zones. Waves are still breaking in some areas to be cautious of & avoid while snorkeling.

Passing clouds this morning will probably give way to mostly sunny skies. Trade winds are expected to calm down a bit today along the shoreline while winds & currents are strong further out. Please remember conditions can change quickly.

North West: 7.0

Improving conditions. Waves are breaking but should keep getting smaller. Inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay have the best conditions for most of the day. Avoid areas with breaking waves.

Passing clouds & isolated showers off & on, especially this morning. Strong winds outside of the bays & currents remain very strong further out from shore.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Super beautiful today! Conditions keep on improving! Sunshine & light wind expected all day long. Black Rock & Kahekili are both excellent.

Winds may increase enough to affect Kahekili this afternoon. Small waves along the shoreline. Currents pretty strong further out past the rock tip.

Southside: 6.0

Beautiful day with lighter winds & improving conditions. The waves are a lot smaller today but are still kind of powerful & affecting visibility.

The best snorkeling conditions in the Zone are the northern area of Mile Marker 14 & the northern section of Wailea Beach. Clouds will probably increase in Makena where the waves are most powerful too.


Sunday, May 2 2021


the skinny

Beautiful Sunday on Maui with sweet snorkeling conditions & great beach weather. Mostly sunny with passing clouds in some areas throughout the day. Isolated tropical showers are possible.

Waves are beginning to drop down in size but are still dangerous in areas. Currents are strong further out from shore, particularly in the Northwest Zone.

Please always remain aware that conditions can change quickly- that means they can always get better too!

North West: 6.0

Half of Napili bay & Kapalua bay have good snorkeling conditions. Breezy with passing clouds this morning. There is a good chance of scattered tropical showers.

Partly sunny, probably becoming mostly sunny this afternoon. Winds out of the east with gusts around 25mph or so.

Waves are breaking throughout the Zone to avoid & currents are dangerous further out from shore.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Mostly sunny skies expected all day. Great snorkeling conditions at Black Rock & Kahekili this morning. Winds picking up out of the northeast around 14 mph this afternoon.

Kahekili may get too windy later today. The south face of Black Rock will probably stay great for snorkeling all day long. Nearby clouds coming close but probably won’t make it to the shoreline.

Southside: 4.5

Sunny skies this morning with calm wind. Increasing clouds expected this afternoon. Waves are dropping down in size but are still breaking big enough to adversely affect snorkeling & are hazardous in much of the Zone.

The smallest waves are at the Kamaole beaches, the little north corner of Ulua beach & parts of Wailea beach.


Saturday, May 1 2021


the skinny

It’s a beautiful day with mostly sunny skies & trade winds. Ka’anapali will have the best snorkeling conditions today. The Northwest has passing clouds this morning & the Southside is sunny with dangerous waves breaking along much of the shoreline.

A very powerful west/northwest swell is in Hawaiian waters causing dangerous waves for the other islands. Fortunately, the islands to the west of Maui are blocking much of the wave energy from reaching the shoreline of Maui.

As the day progresses it is possible & likely that waves will wrap around the other islands will begin to affect much of the Maui west facing shores, which includes all 3 Zones.Please keep an eye out for changing conditions & avoid areas of high surf along the shoreline. Currents will increase as well.

North West: 5.0

Inside Kapalua bay & most of Napili bay have nice snorkeling conditions. East wind, gusting close to 30 mph. Areas of clouds this morning. Mostly sunny this afternoon.Scattered showers may come & go.

Waves will likely get bigger & currents will increase throughout the day, particularly further out from shore.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny skies expected all day. Breezy east wind. Excellent visibility at Kahekili & Black Rock this morning. Black Rock will probably have great conditions all day.

Remain aware the waves are likely to increase in power at some point today. Currents will increase as well. It all depends on how much of the swell wraps around the islands to the west.

Southside: 2.5

Sunny with calm winds this morning. Breezy north wind this afternoon. Waves are breaking along the shoreline. We saw some powerful waves crashing on the shoreline of Ulua beach & Makena.

The smallest waves in the Zone can be found at the Kamaole beaches. There could be long periods between sets of waves.


Friday, April 30 2021


the skinny

Hurray, it’s Aloha Friday! We have a mix of sunshine, clouds & scattered showers moving around the island. Trade winds are blowing out if the east around 20 mph in some areas. Windiest in the far north & south ends of Maui.

The waves are expected to get bigger today in the Northwest from an off season north swell. The south swell is continuing to bring powerful waves to much of the south shore & parts of Ka’anapali. Black Rock has the best snorkeling on Maui today.

North West: 5.0

Raining this morning & strong winds. Will probably clear up a bit by this afternoon brining some sun with scattered showers off & on. Waves are beginning to pick up & will probably become very hazardous today.

If the sun comes out, Kapalua bay will be the best chance for snorkeling. Currents will be dangerous further out from shore.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

This morning we have partly sunny skies with isolated showers & breezy east wind. It’s already beginning to clear up & should be mostly sunny by mid-morning. Winds will likely mellow out as well.

The south face of Black Rock has the best conditions on Maui today with good visibility & the calmest water. Currents become very strong further out from shore near the outer tip of the Rock. Waves are breaking in areas to avoid. Kahekili has rough conditions early but may calm down enough later.

Southside: 3.0

Mostly sunny this morning with increasing clouds & probably scattered showers in Makena this afternoon. Light & variable winds. The waves are pounding pretty powerfully along the shoreline.

South Kihei has the most sunshine & lightest winds. The smallest waves can be found at Kamaole beach park 1, 2 & 3


Thursday, April 29 2021


the skinny

Sunshine and passing clouds today as the trade winds make a return to the Islands. Overall a beautiful day on Maui. The waves will continue to build today & are powerful throughout the south & portions of Ka’anapali beach.

The northwest is expecting a rise in waves sometime today though not as big as the south. Kapalua bay & Black Rock are the best spots today!

North West: 6.5

Kapalua bay has good conditions. Napili bay has waves breaking where the snorkel reef is. The inside area of Honolua bay is nice this morning. Waves may increase later today.

Passing clouds. Isolated showers. Looks like it will remain mostly sunny near the shoreline in Napili & Kapalua bays. Breezy northeast wind. Currents are very strong outside of the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

Beautiful mostly sunny this morning. Clouds coming and going with a breezy northeast wind. Waves are breaking along the shoreline with areas of only small waves.

Most powerful halfway between Whalers Village & Black Rock. Good visibility at Black Rock once past the waves. Kahekili has surging waves.

Southside: 2.5

Powerful waves are breaking throughout the Zone. Some areas with smaller waves such as northern Mile Marker 14 & the corners of Kamaole 1 may be alright.

Mostly sunny with passing clouds & possible isolated showers this afternoon. Increasing winds this afternoon.


Wednesday, April 28 2021


the skinny

The best snorkeling conditions today are in Ka’anapali & parts of the Northwest Zone. Waves are breaking powerfully along most of the Southern shore.

Mostly to partly sunny this morning with increasing clouds expected throughout the day. Ka’anapali will have the most sunshine. Winds are calm this morning & increasing this afternoon.

Increasing swells out of the west/southwest & a small northwest swell are sending waves of different sizes to all 3 Zones. Waves will probably increase in all 3 zones, biggest in the Southside.

North West: 6.5

Waves are making it onto the shoreline in Napili bay. Kapalua bay is good & Honolua bay will probably stay nice for most of the day.

High clouds this morning with increasing chance of scattered showers this afternoon. Relatively light north wind. Currents strong further out from shore.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Good snorkeling & weather conditions this morning. Black Rock & Kahekili both good, Kahekili has little waves surging onto the shoreline to be extra cautious of & affecting visibility there.

Be aware the waves will probably pick up as the day goes on. Mostly sunny with light wind this morning, increasing this afternoon.

Southside: 3.0

Waves have picked up & are crashing along the shoreline throughout the Zone. Conditions expected to become more hazardous. Sunny skies & calm wind this morning. Increasing clouds this afternoon. Winds expected to shift to a more westerly, onshore direction later as well.


Tuesday, April 27 2021

 


the skinny

This Turtle Tuesday morning is absolutely beautiful! Sunny skies & calm wind in all Zones. Clear visibility throughout the Northwest & Ka’anapali. Waves are affecting most South shore spots.

Winds will increase out of the west to around 10 mph which may be just enough to cause a bumpy ocean surface in some areas. Clouds are expected to increase as well this afternoon brining a slight chance of isolated showers to all 3 zones.

North West: 7.5

Napili bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua bay all have great visibility. The ocean surface is calm & glassy this morning.

The waves are pretty small. Conditions will probably stay good for most of the day. Sunny this morning. Increasing clouds & southwest winds this afternoon

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Kahekili & Black Rock have great conditions this morning. Sunny skies & calm wind this morning.

Increasing clouds & west wind expected this afternoon. Condtions will probably stay nice most of the day. Small waves along the shoreline

Southside: 5.0

Waves are breaking just big enough to affect snorkeling throughout the Zone. Little areas of the beaches will have small enough waves.

Just north of Mile Marker 14, is the best bet in the Zone. The north corner of Ulua is pretty mellow too. Sunny skies & light wind this morning. Increasing clouds & west wind this afternoon.


Monday, April 26 2021


the skinny

We’re starting the week off with wonderful snorkeling conditions. Trade winds are expected to calm down & switch to light & variable, slightly southwest direction from Ka’anapali all the way down through Olowalu into south Kihei & Wailea.

Mostly to partly sunny skies with more clouds expected than yesterday. The waves are beginning to pick up in size in all 3 Zones, mainly along the Southside.

Currents remain very strong further out from shore in deeper water.

North West: 7.0

Snorkeling conditions are good inside the 3 main bays of Kapalua, Napili & Honolua. Waves are up slightly & the wind is blowing strong.

Seas are rough just outside of the bays. Mostly sunny along the shoreline with passing clouds. Currents are very strong further out

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Beautiful snorkeling conditions. Kahekili and Back rock both have excellent visibility & light wind. Mostly sunny skies expected all day.

Clouds may move through the area but probably not till late today if at all. Small waves along the shoreline & may bump up a little in size this afternoon.

Southside: 6.5

Mostly to party sunny beautiful morning. Waves have picked up a little bit & are expected to increase a little more. Calm winds expected all day in Wailea & northern Makena becoming on shore this afternoon in, particularly in North Kihei.

Mile Marker 14 has the best snorkeling in the Zone. North Corner of Ulua beach is looking good too & Makena Landing will probably be nice all day.


Sunday, April 25 2021


the skinny

It’s a Sunday snorkel & beach day! The waves are small & visibility is good at most spots. Sunshine in Ka’anapali & the Southside this morning. The Northwest is sunny along the shoreline with passing clouds & a slight chance of scattered showers.

Trade winds are blowing pretty strong with gusts around 30 mph in the windiest areas. Currents are super strong further out from shore.

North West: 7.5

Kapalua bay, Napili bay & Honolua bay will most likely have great snorkeling conditions all day. The wind blowing near 30 mph but is calmer inside the bays. Just outside the bays, further from shore, the currents become very strong.

Mostly sunny along the shoreline. Clouds will probably come and go throughout the day, bringing passing scattered showers.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Beautiful snorkeling & beach day. We expect sunshine all day. Great snorkeling conditions at Kahekili beach & Black Rock- visibility is great. The south face of Black Rock will most likely remain great all day.

Winds out of the northeast may become windy enough this afternoon to make Kahekili a bit rough. Currents are strong further out from shore.

Southside: 7.5

Sunny & beautiful. Calm wind this morning will speed up out of the west this afternoon to around 10 mph. The waves are about 1 foot with occasional larger sets of waves breaking along the shoreline.

Mile Marker 14, Kamaole 1,2 & 3, Ulua, Wailea beach & Makena Landing have good visibility. Just keep an eye out for those occasional larger waves.


Saturday, April 24 2021


the skinny

Hurray for Saturday & good snorkeling conditions! Ka’anapali & the South Shore have the most sunshine this morning, while the Northwest has dark clouds in the mountains bringing occasion scattered showers close to shore.

Breezy trade winds today gusting over 30 mph. Lightest winds will be in the Wailea area today. The south face of Black Rock will offer good wind protection as well.

The waves are dropping down in size, though wind waves may rise later. Currents are very strong further out from shore.

North West: 7.0

Nice calm ocean conditions inside Kapalua & Napili bay. Rough seas & extreme currents further out of the Zones bays. Scattered showers this morning may continue for much of the day.

Sunshine from time to time along the shoreline. Winds gusting around 30 mph but mellower near shore in the bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

Kahekili beach & Black Rock are both really good this morning. Visibility is good & waves are small. Clouds in the nountains may come close to shore this afternoon.

Breezy today- The wind will probably calm down before picking back up & becoming too windy at Kahekili this afternoon while Black Rock will offer great wind protection keeping things calm along the south face.

Southside: 8.0

Sunny this morning with calm winds expected all day in Wailea. Clouds may move down off the mountains this afternoon but there’s only a small chance of scattered showers.

The waves have dropped down at most spots. The Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach, Wailea beach & Makena Landing are looking great. Wind waves may increase this afternoon


Friday, April 23 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday! Snorkeling conditions are looking good today! We expect mostly sunny skies with passing clouds. Sunniest in Ka’anapali & Wailea.

Trade winds are gaining some speed out of the east. Strongest winds in the usual areas of the Northwest, Ma’alaea & the far south.

There is a small but powerful south swell & a slightly bumped up north swell. The waves are just big enough to be extra cautious of & avoid. Currents are extra strong further out form shore today.

North West: 7.5

Good snorkeling conditions inside Kapalua & Napili bay. Inside the bays the ocean surface will probably remain nice while further out from shore & just outside the bays the currents become very strong & hazardous.

Mostly to partly sunny with passing clouds throughout the day. Very windy windy with gusts around 30 mph.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Beautiful sunny beach day with great snorkeling conditions. The south face of Black Rock & Kahekili are both excellent this morning.

Winds will probably affect Kahekili this afternoon while Black Rock should stay great all day. Currents becoming strong further out from shore & around the tip of the Rock. Probably sunny all day.

Southside: 7.0

Mostly sunny & beautiful beach weather. Spots like Mile Marker 14, North corner of Ulua beach, Wailea beach & Makena Landing will probably have the nice conditions all day.

Waves are breaking along the shoreline, not big but they are powerful little waves. Please be a little extra cautious. Waves picking up this afternoon. Clouds expected this afternoon.


Thursday, April 22 2021


the skinny

Another great day for snorkeling with turtles! Visibility is really good at most spots, particularly clear in Ka’anapali, where the most sunshine is expected today.

Trade winds are increasing out of the east & clouds are passing in the Northwest & much of the South shore. Waves have picked up out of the south & may pick up out of the north later today as well. Have fun & please remain aware that conditions can change quickly.

North West: 8.0

Great snorkeling conditions. Calm water inside the bays. Kapalua bay & Napili bay will probably stay awesome all day.

Winds increasing out of the east this afternoon with gusts over 20 mph. Clouds forming in the Zone. Chance of isolated showers. Waves expected to pick up a bit.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Seriously beautiful conditions. Sunshine expected all day. Black rock & Kahekili are both incredible with clear visibly.

Afternoon east trade winds around 10 mph possibly gusting near 20mph. Currents stronger today, especially further out. Waves may bump up in size in areas today.

Southside: 7.5

Beautiful morning with good snorkeling conditions. Mostly sunny with clouds expected by this afternoon. Waves are small but mighty in areas & are expected to pick up more.

A slight on shore breeze this afternoon. Mile Marker-14, Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach to Makena Landing looking good!


Wednesday, April 21 2021


the skinny

We have another Maui Wowie day! Ocean conditions are glassy & calm this morning & the sun is shining in all 3 Zones!

Mostly sunny skies & light wind expected for most of the day. A little more wind expected this afternoon. Clouds may form & isolated showers are possible but are not likely along the shoreline.

Waves expected to increase slightly & currents are strong further out from shore. Please stay aware that conditions can change quickly. Be safe & Have fun!

North West: 8.5

Epic snorkeling conditions inside the bays! Napili bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua bay all have great visibility & glassy conditions.

East breeze this afternoon & clouds may form. Waves are forecast to pick up today but probably will not affect snorkeling in these bays.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Epic snorkeling conditions expected all day. Kahekili beach & Black Rock are incredible.Visibility is pretty much crystal clear.

Waves have picked up slightly in areas of Ka’anapali beach south of Black Rock. Sunny skies expected for most of the day. A light sea breeze this afternoon may allow clouds to form.

Southside: 8.5

Epic snorkeling conditions at most spots! Mile Marker-14, the Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach, Wailea beach & Makena Landing looking great this morning. Waves are expected to increase today.

A light sea breeze expected this afternoon. Sunny to mostly sunny with the possibility of clouds forming in areas this afternoon. Please keep an eye out for increasing waves.


Tuesday, April 20 2021


the skinny

It’s a Maui Wowie day! That’s what we call it when all 3 Zones have a score of 8.5 or higher. Snorkeling conditions are incredible this morning. Small waves, light wind & sunshine.

Currents will remain strong further out from shore in deeper water. Conditions can change, but it’s looking like we will have great snorkeling conditions all day long!

Clouds may form this afternoon. Winds are wrapping around Maui from the east & southeast, becoming slightly onshore after swirling in the channel to the west. Strongest in the far north & south ends of Maui.

North West: 8.5

Glassy ocean conditions with excellent visibility! Hardly a drop of clean ocean water out of place in Napili bay & Kapalua bay. Currents increasing in deeper water outside the bays.

Honolua bay may have waves increasing further out. Sunny this morning. Clouds may move form later & winds will increase in areas, strongest north of Kapalua bay.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Wow! Absolutely Beautiful day! Phenomenal snorkeling! Glassy ocean surface & crystal-clear visibility this morning. Black Rock & Kahekili beach are both expected to remain sunny & amazing all day.

If winds pick up. If so, Black Rock should stay incredible. Currents increasing in deeper water further out from shore

Southside: 8.5

Absolutely beautiful snorkeling conditions this morning & probably all day for south Kihei & Wailea. There are slightly elevated waves in small areas. Winds will probably affect the Makena area late this afternoon.

Mile Marker-14, Kamaole 1, 2 & 3, Ulua & Wailea beaches as well as Makena Landing are all looking great!


Monday, April 19 2021


the skinny

On this magnificent Monday we have amazing snorkeling conditions for much of the day! Sunny skies, light wind this morning & small waves at most spots in all 3 zones. Perfect morning to check your favorite snorkel spot!

Winds are shifting direction & becoming more of a sea breeze throughout the day which may cause bumpy ocean surface at some spots later today.

As always, conditions can change quickly anywhere, but it looks like most of the day will remain stellar!

North West: 7.5

Napili bay, Kapalua bay & Honolua bay all have great visibilty! Clear sunny skies with calm wind this morning.

Clouds may move in later this afternoon but will likely stick to the mountains. Winds expected to increase from the north which may affect conditions depending on exact angle. The waves have dropped down, currents remain strong further out from shore.

Near Ka’anapali: 9.0

Absolutely incredible conditions this morning. Super sunny, calm wind & small waves mean actual epic conditions for much of the day.

The winds may increase affecting Kahekili later. Black Rock will most likely stay incredible all day. As always, the currents are strong further out from shore.

Southside: 8.0

Awesome conditions. Beautiful day with sunshine & light wind expected for most of the day. Winds will probably increase becoming on-shore & clouds may form in some areas late today.

Mile Marker-14, the Kamaole beaches, Ulua beach, Wailea beach & Makena Landing all have great visibility.


Sunday, April 18 2021


the skinny

We have a beautiful tropical Sunday with good conditions for snorkeling with turtles. Scattered showers moving through Maui bringing lots of rainbows.

Ka’anapali & much of the Southside is expected to remain dry & mostly sunny. The Northwest has scattered rain showers this morning with occasional sunshine.

Waves have dropped down a little more. Occasional larger waves are still rolling into the South Shore & Northwest. Currents have increased further out from shore.

Have a wonderful Sunday & please always use caution in the ocean.

North West: 6.5

Nice snorkeling conditions inside Kapalua bay & part of Napili bay. A north swell causing waves & very strong currents further out from shore.

Clouds & rain early this morning with scattered showers expected throughout the day. The sun will pop out from time to time throughout the day. Northeast wind gusting around 23 mph.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Black Rock has awesome snorkeling conditions. Kahekili has a little bump on the surface this morning, will probably mellow out by mid-morning then may become too windy late today.

Passing clouds this morning. Expecting mostly sunny skies for much of the day. Breezy northeast wind around 13 mph. Isolated showers are possible but not likely.

Southside: 7.5

Ulua beach, Wailea beach & the Kamaole beaches are improving. Waves are smaller but still breaking along areas of the shoreline, larger further south.

Mostly sunny with a slight chance of isolated showers this afternoon, mainly further south. West breeze by this afternoon near 8 mph.


Saturday, April 17 2021


the skinny

It’s a beautiful day on Maui! We have favorable snorkeling conditions in all 3 zones. Ka’anapali has the best visibility & smallest waves.

The Northwest Zone has slightly increasing waves & clouds moving through the area, while the South Shore has decreasing waves in Wailea & sunshine this morning.

Isolated showers are possible this afternoon in all 3 Zones. The highest chance of showers is in the Northwest & far South.

North West: 6.5

Good snorkeling conditions inside Kapalua bay & half of Napili bay. The waves have picked up, they aren’t huge but are hazardous in some areas.

Currents are stronger than they have been, especially further out from shore. Breezy. Partly to mostly sunny at times. 30% chance of isolated showers.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

Beautiful sunny morning with excellent snorkeling conditions. The waves are beginning to get smaller. There are occasional larger waves but nothing very big near the snorkel areas.

Black Rock & Kahekili both have excellent visibility. There a slight chance of some clouds moving into the area later today. Will probably stay sunny for most of the day.

Southside: 7.0

Beautiful sunny morning with improving conditions in Wailea & Kihei with occasional shore breaking waves. Makena has the most powerful waves.

Mile Marker-14 has the best visibility. Mostly sunny for most of the day with a chance isolated showers this afternoon.


Friday, April 16 2021


the skinny

Happy Aloha Friday!! The day is starting off so amazingly beautiful! Sunny skies with high clouds early this morning & calm wind.

Light, variable wind expected all day in all 3 zones. Although not very likely, we have a slightly higher chance of isolated showers.

Waves are expected to pick up in size & power along most of the southern coastline up through Ka’anapali & even Napili bay throughout the day. Visibility is still really good at most spots.

There will probably be long periods between sets of waves so *Please stay aware of changing ocean conditions & avoid sections of the beaches with crashing waves.

North West: 8.5

Beautiful sunny skies & calm wind! Napili bay has increasing waves coming in. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay are looking great early this morning.

Waves may pick up a little more late today. Clouds may form & move through the area sometime today.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

It is so incredibly beautiful at the beach today! Sunshine & calm wind! Visibility is excellent as well. The score isn’t higher because we have increasing waves along the shoreline throughout the day.

Halfway from Ka’anapali point to Black Rock is where the biggest waves are. Smaller near Black Rock & Kahekili beach has the smallest waves.

Southside: 4.5

Absolutely beautiful day! Hot, sunny and the winds are calm! The waves are expected to become very dangerous at many spots, especially at Makena Beach & are expected to continue to build throughout the zone.

North end of Wailea beach & Mile marker 14 have the smallest waves.


Thursday, April 15 2021


the skinny

We have a Hot & Sunny beach day with good snorkeling conditions! Clouds may come and go from time to time. Isolated showers are possible but are not expected.

Winds are slowing down near shore but still blowing strong further out where currents are strongest as well.

Waves are breaking along the shoreline due to a continuing south swell & a small northwest swell. Conditions can get better or worse quickly in the ocean. As always, please remain cautious while having fun & remember to avoid snorkeling through waves.

North West: 7.5

Mostly sunny skies expected. Clouds may pass through the area with only the smallest possibility of isolated showers.

Breezy with gusts around 20 mph outside of the bays. Waves in Napili bay breaking on the reef. Kapalua bay & Honolua bay have great conditions.

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

Hot & sunny with a light breeze expected all day. Black Rock & Kahekili both have great snorkeling conditions.

Waves are breaking along the shoreline to avoid. The most powerful waves are breaking in the middle area of Ka’anapali beach.

Southside: 6.0

Mostly sunny & hot with light winds expected all day. Waves are breaking & are pretty powerful in Makena.

Most spots have areas of smaller & bigger waves such as Ulua beach where the north end has small waves & south end larger waves. Mile Marker 14 is the best in the Zone.


Wednesday, April 14 2021


the skinny

It is another beautiful day on Maui! Mostly sunny this morning in all 3 zones. Clouds may form in the far south & will probably come and go from time to time in the Northwest. Sunshine expected all day in Ka’anapali.

Northeast Trade winds gusting over 25 mph in the usual windiest areas such as Ma’alaea & outside of the Northwest bays.

North West: 6.5

Waves are breaking in areas. Avoid the sections of beach with waves & visibility is very good. Inside Kapalua bay & Honolua bay conditions are best.

Mostly to partly sunny with isolated showers at times. Windy with gusts over 25 mph. Currents are very strong further out from shore.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

Sunny & beautiful beach day expected all day. Be careful to avoid the waves breaking along the shoreline. Biggest waves are halfway between Black Rock & Ka’anapali point. Smallest waves at Kahekili.

Currents are flowing strong near shore & far out. In between along the south face of Black Rock all day & Kahekili this morning are the sweet spots!

Southside: 5.5

Waves are starting to drop in size but are still breaking throughout the zone. Mile marker 14 and the north end of Wailea beach are more manageable & have better visibility.

Be cautious of waves & increasing currents. Wind waves increasing from strong winds offshore this afternoon. Mostly sunny & breezy. Wailea expecting only a light breeze all day.


Tuesday, April 13 2021


the skinny

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

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

Please be extra cautious of waves & currents today.

North West: 6.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

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

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

Southside: 4.0

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

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


Monday, April 12 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

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

North West: 7.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 5.0

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

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


Sunday, April 11 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 7.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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


Saturday, April 10 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

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

North West: 6.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

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

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

Southside: 7.5

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

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


Friday, April 9 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 5.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

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

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

Southside: 7.5

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

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


Thursday, April 8 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 4.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 7.0

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

Windier with a chance of isolated showers this afternoon.


Wednesday, April 7 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 3.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 7.5

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

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


Tuesday, April 6 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 4.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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


Monday, April 5 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 5.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 7.0

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

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


Sunday, April 4 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 5.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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


Saturday, April 3 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 6.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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


Thursday, April 2 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 6.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

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

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

Southside: 5.0

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

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


Thursday, April 1 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 6.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 3.5

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

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


Wednesday, March 31 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 7.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

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

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

Southside: 3.0

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

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


Tuesday, March 30 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 6.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

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

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

Southside: 3.5

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

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


Monday, March 29 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 5.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 5.0

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

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


Sunday, March 28 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 4.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 4.5

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

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


Saturday, March 27 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 4.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

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

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

Southside: 3.0

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

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


Friday, March 26 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 4.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

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

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

Southside: 3.0

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

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


Thursday, March 25 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 3.5

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

Near Ka’anapali: 4.0

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

Southside: 3.5

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


Wednesday, March 24 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 5.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

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

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

Southside: 6.0

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

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


Tuesday, March 23 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 5.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 6.0

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

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


Monday, March 22 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 3.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 6.0

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

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


Sunday, March 21 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

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

North West: 1.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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


Saturday, March 20 2021


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

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

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

North West: 4.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 7.0

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

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


Friday, March 19 2021


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

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

North West: 4.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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


Thursday, March 18 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 2.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 6.0

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

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


Wednesday, March 17 2021


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

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

North West: 2.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

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

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

Southside: 5.0

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


Tuesday, March 16 2021 * NOON UPDATE

 


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

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

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

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

North West: 1.0

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

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

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

South Shore: 5.0

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


Monday, March 15 2021


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

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

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

North West: 0.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 4.5

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

Southside: 7.0

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

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


Sunday, March 14 2021


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

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

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

North West: 0.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 2.0

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

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

Southside: 4.5

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

Smallest waves are in Kihei at the Kamaole beaches.


Saturday, March 13 2021


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

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

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

North West: 1.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 3.5

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

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

Southside: 1.0

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

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


Friday, March 12 2021


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

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

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

North West: 3.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

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

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

Southside: 5.0

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

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


Thursday, March 11 2021


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

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

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

North West: 4.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 5.5

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

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


Wednesday, March 10 2021


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

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

* Flash FLood Watch extended through tonight.

North West: 1.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

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

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

Southside: 4.5

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

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


Tuesday, March 9 2021


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

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

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

North West: 1.0

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

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

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

South Shore: 5.0

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


Monday, March 8 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 1.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 6.0

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

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


Sunday, March 7 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 1.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 6.0

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

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


Saturday, March 6 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 1.0

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

Near Ka’anapali: 5.0

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

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

Southside: 7.0

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

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


Friday, March 5 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 3.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 7.0

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

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


Thursday, March 4 2021


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

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

Northwest: 3.5

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

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

South Shore: 7.0

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


Wednesday, March 3 2021


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

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

North West: 4.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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


Tuesday, March 2 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 3.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

Southside: 5.5

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

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


Monday, March 1 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

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

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

Southside: 6.0

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

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


Sunday, February 28  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 3.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 5.5

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

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


Saturday, February 27  2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 2.5

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

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

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

Southside: 3.5

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

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


Friday, February 26  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

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

North West: 3.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

Currents become strongest out past the tip of the Rock.

Southside: 4.0

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

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


Thursday, February 25  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 5.0

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

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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

Wednesday, February 24  2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 4.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 6.0

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

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

Tuesday, February 23  2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 5.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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


Monday, February 22  2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 6.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

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

Mostly sunny, breezy & beautiful beach day!

Southside: 7.0

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

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


Sunday, February 21  2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 7.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

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

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

Southside: 7.5

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

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


Saturday, February 20  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 5.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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


Friday, February 19  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 5.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 5.5

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

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


Thursday, February 18  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 4.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

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

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

Southside: 3.5

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

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

Makena has the biggest waves and the most wind.

Wednesday, February 17  2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 3.5

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

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

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

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

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

Southside: 1.5

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

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

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

Tuesday, February 16  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 4.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

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

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

Southside: 3.5

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

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


Monday, February 15  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 3.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 3.0

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


Sunday, February 14  2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 1.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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


Saturday, February 13  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 0.0

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

Partly sunny with scattered showers and a strong east wind.

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 7.0

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

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


Friday, February 12  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 6.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

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

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

Southside: 7.5

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

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


Thursday, February 11  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 6.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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

Wednesday, February 10  2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West Zone 3.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali 7.5

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

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

South Shore 6.0

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

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

Tuesday, February 9 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 4.5

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

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

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

Southside: 5.5

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

Partly to mostly sunny with isolated showers likely.


Monday, February 8 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 6.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 5.5

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

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


Sunday, February 7 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 3.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 2.5

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

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


Saturday, February 6 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 1.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

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

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

Southside: 0.5

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

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


Friday, February 5 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 0.0

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.0

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

Southside: 0.0

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


Thursday, February 4  2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 3.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 5.5

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

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

Southside: 4.0

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

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

Wednesday, February 3 2021


the skinny

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

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

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

North West: 0.0

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

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 0.0

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

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

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

Southside: 0.0

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

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

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

Tuesday, February 2 2021


the skinny

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

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

North West: 7.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

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

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

Southside: 7.5

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

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


Monday, February 1  2021


the skinny

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

North West: 6.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.5

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

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

Southside: 7.0

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

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


Sunday, January 31  2021


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

North West: 4.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 8.0

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

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

Southside: 7.0

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

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


Saturday, January 30  2021


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

North West: 4.5

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

Southside: 7.5

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


Friday, January 29  2021


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

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

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

North West: 4.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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


Thursday, January 28  2021


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

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

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

North West: 6.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 6.0

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

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


Wednesday, January 27  2021


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

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

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

North West: 6.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 5.0

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

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


Tuesday, January 26  2021


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

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

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

North West: 3.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 6.5

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

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

Southside: 5.5

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

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


Monday, January 25  2021


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

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

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

North West: 2.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 6.0

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

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


Sunday, January 24  2021


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

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

North West: 2.0

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.5

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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

Saturday, January 23  2021


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

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

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

North West: 3.5

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

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

Near Ka’anapali: 7.0

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

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

Southside: 6.5

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

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

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