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Monday, August 3


the skinny

Ocean conditions are very calm across all 3 Maui zones this morning! It’s going to be sunny and beautiful at the beach today with favorable snorkeling conditions until breezy trade winds bring wind-waves to some areas in the afternoon.

There’s a chance of isolated showers far south near Makena and far north in North West Zone.

North West Zone 7.0

It’s going to be sunny and beautiful all day in North West Zone on Monday! Trade winds are already blowing pretty strong but ocean conditions are still mellow. We’re only seeing very small waves at the shoreline.

The protected corners bays will be very favorable for snorkeling. The ocean’s surface is bumpy in other areas. Later in the day, small wind-waves may appear.

Near Ka’anapali 8.5

Near Ka’anapali has light wind and plenty of sunshine this morning, with very clear underwater visibility for snorkeling!

In the afternoon, wind-waves may appear (which is keeping the score down a bit), but overall it’s a fantastic day for snorkeling in this zone.

South Shore 8.0

Underwater visibility is favorable for snorkeling across South Shore on Monday! It’s going to be sunny down here today with mostly calm wind in the morning.

Wind will begin to pick up most early in North Kihei, then in South Kihei and in Wailea much later in the afternoon. A small south swell is causing some waves in the Makena area. Showers are possible down there as well later today.

Sunday, August 2


the skinny

Underwater visibility is favorable for snorkeling across the island of Maui on Sunday. South Shore and Near Ka’anapali will be mostly sunny while North West Zone will see patches of clouds mixed with blue skies.

Trade winds are down a notch, but it’ll still be breezy at spots and scattered showers are possible this morning. South Shore and Near Ka’anapali will be mostly sunny while North West Zone has patchy blue skies.

North West Zone 7.0

Trade winds are down a notch today but it’ll still be breezy at the usual spots. Isolated showers are likely. The sky blue with patchy clouds this morning.

Underwater visibility is very clear for snorkeling at the bays. We’re only seeing small waves at the shoreline.

Breezy wind and cloud cover are keeping the scores from being higher.

Near Ka’anapali 8.5

Scattered morning clouds will burn off to full sunshine on Sunday. It’s going to be beautiful here today.

Ocean conditions are fantastic: underwater visibility is very clear and small waves are lapping at the shoreline. Breezy trade winds will be present for most of the day. Scattered showers may make it down from the mountain in moments.

South Shore 8.0

Trade winds are down a notch today, which means there’s a chance wind could remain mellow into the afternoon on South Shore.

Underwater visibility is excellent from Kihei, down through the northern part of Makena. If wind picks up later it’ll likely be in the southern parts of Makena.

Weather is sunny and beautiful on Sunday. A small south swell will bring slightly larger waves to areas furthest south.

Saturday, August 1


Saturday will be the best day for snorkeling we’ve seen in a while! It’s beautiful out there this morning.

Skies are sunny, ocean conditions are glassy calm in areas, and underwater visibility is excellent. But for trade winds up north and small waves down south, scores would be even higher.

North West Zone 7.5

The ocean’s surface is calm this morning and underwater visibility is fantastic! It’s sunny this morning and we’re only expecting small waves at the shoreline, if any.

Trade winds will increase throughout the day; beaches could become choppy later, which is why the score isn’t higher.

Near Ka’anapali 8.5

It’s going to be a beautiful, sunny beach day Near Ka’anapali, with excellent conditions for snorkeling!

It’s breezy, but underwater visibility is fantastic with only small waves and normal currents. Trade winds could become a gusty later, which is keeping the score down a bit.

South Shore 8.0

Kihei and Wailea will have excellent snorkeling conditions today! Wind is lightest in these areas and ocean conditions are mostly calm here. Underwater visibility is favorable as well.

Ma’alaea and areas of Makena will become windy in the PM. A small south swell is keeping the scores from being even higher. Watch for sets of waves further south.

Friday, July 31


the skinny

It’s going to be sunny and breezy on the last day of July with favorable snorkeling conditions in all 3 Zones.

Underwater visibility is excellent at most spots. A small south swell will increase the size of waves on South Shore a bit. Overall, it’ll be a nice day for snorkeling in areas that aren’t too windy.

North West Zone 7.0

Napili, Kapalua and Honolua will have favorable underwater visibility for snorkeling on Friday.

We expect North West Zone to be mostly sunny with clouds rolling through at times. Wind is still blowing steadily out of the east. The surface of the ocean may become bumpy, then mellow out again. Small waves are present at shore.

Near Ka’anapali 8.0

It’s going to be sunny and breezy here on Friday with excellent conditions for snorkeling!

The ocean’s surface may become a little bumpy in the morning, then calm down again, but underwater visibility is fantastic here.

You may see a slight increase in currents and waves as a small south swell is beginning to build today.

South Shore 7.5

Underwater visibility looks really good this morning across this zone, even though a small south swell is building here today.

Kihei and Wailea will have the most reliably calm snorkeling conditions in the area. It’s going to be sunny and beautiful on South Shore on Friday with strong trade winds in North Kihei in the PM.

We’re only seeing small waves at shore this AM, but by the afternoon currents and waves may increase considerably. Clouds may move in to the Makena area in the PM as well.

Thursday, July 30


the skinny

We expect plenty of sunshine on Thursday with clear underwater visibility for snorkeling across Maui.

Wind will continue to be the biggest “X” factor today, and scattered showers are expected in North West Zone this morning. South Shore and Near Ka’anapali will be your most favorable zones for snorkeling.

North West Zone 6.5

Scattered showers are expected this morning but underwater visibility is clear for snorkeling and we’re only seeing teeny-tiny waves at the shoreline.

Weather conditions are likely to clear up and become mostly sunny by mid-day. Strong winds with gusts up to 30 mph are possible in the afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali 7.5

Underwater visibility for snorkeling is excellent in this zone and skies are mostly sunny! It’s already breezy here this AM so the ocean is likely to become choppy near Kahekili Beach in the afternoon.

There’s a 20% chance of scattered showers blowing down off the mountain. Snorkeling should be favorable at the south end of Ka’anapali Beach for most of the day.

South Shore 7.5

It’s going to be hot and sunny on South Shore on Thursday with temperatures reaching near 95 degrees.

Underwater visibility is favorable for snorkeling at most spots, but wind is lightest at the beaches in Kihei and in Wailea. You’ll find a small increase in the size of waves further south. Morning will be best as ocean conditions could become a little choppy in the afternoon.

Wednesday, July 29


the skinny

Snorkeling will be favorable in all 3 Maui Zones on Wednesday morning despite strong trade winds that will affect regions at different times throughout the day.

Weather is mostly sunny across Maui today and ocean conditions are mostly calm with small waves at the shoreline and clear underwater visibility for snorkeling.

North West Zone 6.5

It’s already breezy here this morning but skies are sunny at the beach and underwater visibility is really clear at the bays. Ocean conditions are mostly calm and we’re only seeing small waves at shore.

There’s a decent chance that scattered showers will catch a ride on trade winds by the afternoon. Ocean conditions may become choppy from wind in the PM.

Near Ka’anapali 7.5

It’s going to be a gorgeous, sunny beach day Near Ka’anapali with breezy trade winds keeping the temperatures a bit lower—around 90 degrees.

Underwater visibility is excellent in this zone and we’re only seeing very small waves at shore. Currents will increase as wind picks up in the afternoon.

South Shore 7.0

Kihei and Wailea look fantastic this morning! Underwater visibility is clear beyond the small shore breaking waves.

Strong wind and a small south swell may create a few more waves in the Makena area later today. Some areas will become much more windy in the afternoon, but the south end of Kihei, into Wailea should have light wind for most of the day.

Tuesday, July 28


the skinny

South Shore will be the best zone for snorkeling in Maui this morning because wind is high in North West Zone and Near Ka’anapali.

The ocean has cleaned up nicely following rain debris from Hurricane Douglas. Underwater visibility is excellent in all 3 zones. It’s just going to be very windy.

North West Zone 6.0

Isolated showers expected this morning. Sunny later today. Strong winds with gusts up to 35 mph possible.

Seeing some wind waves in areas. Visibility is really good. The areas most tucked away & protected from wind looking are good after the clouds clear later. Be cautious of stronger currents strengthened by the consistent wind.

Near Ka’anapali 6.5

We expect Near Ka’anapali to be sunny and very windy today. Breezy already this morning, wind may calm down before picking up again to around 25 mph with gusts up to 36.

Visibility, however, looks excellent this morning. Be cautious of strong currents due to the wind blowing hard out to sea. Beautiful day, but wind is keeping the score low.

South Shore 7.5

Beautiful conditions for snorkeling this morning! Excellent visibility—we’re seeing only small waves on the shoreline (caused by wind at sea).

South shore will to be hot and sunny most of the day. Wind is calm this morning around Kihei and Wailea. Beach conditions will likely deteriorate later today as winds increase and the sea becomes more choppy.

Most of the spots on South Shore look great this AM.

Monday, July 27


the skinny

We dodged a bullet yesterday as Hurricane Douglas skirted more north of Maui than was expected. Still, plenty of debris washed into the ocean, the island experienced a lot of rain, wind and big waves.

Currents are up a bit, but overall, the ocean’s surface is pretty calm on Monday. Still, we suggest giving it a day for rain run-off to clear away before snorkeling.

North West Zone is mostly cloudy and humid, Near Ka’anapali is partly sunny, and South Shore is mostly sunny and hot.

North West Zone 5.5

It’s mostly cloudy and humid up here today. Showers are expected and trade winds will be at about 25 mph.

Strong currents are lingering, and while some areas may have clear visibility, we’d suggest giving it a day before trying to snorkel. There’s plenty of rain run-off in the ocean right now.

Near Ka’anapali 6.0

The ocean’s surface is mellow and we’re only seeing small waves at the shoreline. However, with all the rain run-off in the ocean we don’t recommend snorkeling today.

Currents are up as well. It’s going to be partly sunny and humid with a 50% chance of showers in this zone.

South Shore 6.5

It stopped raining on earlier on South Shore yesterday than in the other 2 Maui zones. The ocean had a bit of a head start clearing out debris and rain run-off.

Still we’d suggest holding off on snorkeling for a day to let things clear out more completely.

It’s going to be hot and mostly sunny down here with small waves at the sunshine and fewer currents than in North West Zone and Near Ka’anapali.

Sunday, July 26


the skinny

Hurricane Douglas:

It appears that the center of Hurricane Douglas will travel uncomfortably close to Maui, reaching full force on the island around 2PM today.

This storm will affect all areas of Maui. It’s only breezy and wet this morning but weather conditions will deteriorate quickly. For safety, it’s essential to make one final effort to secure loose objects around your home, then shelter in place for the next 24 hours.

Some details of what we can expect from Hurricane Douglas:

Winds up to 90 mph
5-10 inches of rain. 15 inches in isolated areas.
Life-threatening surf
Major flooding—possibility of evacuations and rescues
Power outages: If the power goes out, don’t panic. Restoration will take place when it’s safe.
Please shelter in place and stay tuned in to information from local officials.

Hurricane Douglas will likely arrive as a Category 1 Hurricane today. At 5 AM this morning, Maui County was upgraded from a Hurricane Watch to a Hurricane Warning.

Here are some sources for info and updates on Hurricane Douglas:

Info On What To Expect: National Weather Service

Updates On Social Media

Local News Updates

Please hunker down and be extremely cautious today. We will get through this together! Wishing your family safety and health. We’ll touch base with you in the morning.

Saturday, July 25


Hurricane Douglas:

Maui County is under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Hurricane Watch on Saturday. All County Parks are closed today and Mayor Victorinto issued an Emergency Proclamation for Hurricane Douglas:

“We need to take the strength of this storm very seriously and prepare for strong winds, flash flooding and high surf,” Mayor Victorino said in a press release update. “My top priority is the health and safety of our residents, and everyone needs to keep a wary eye on Douglas.”

The Mayor advises that everyone should clear their yards, secure loose objects and prepare a 14-day emergency kit of food, water and supplies.

Also, please prepare an emergency plan and stay informed from reliable sources of information.

It’s sunny in Maui on Saturday morning and ocean conditions are mostly mellow. The storm is expected to arrive sometime late this evening or early Sunday morning.

The Snorkel Store is going to take today to prepare for extreme weather—we ask you take today to prepare as well. We’ll keep you updated on Hurricane Douglas tomorrow morning. Please continue to be safe Maui!

Friday, July 24


the skinny

HURRICANE DOUGLAS INFO:

Maui continues to be in the path of Hurricane Douglas, which is expected to reach the island Saturday night. We don’t yet have a sense of how strong the weather system will be, but folks living on Maui should begin to make general preparations.

You can find out more about hurricane preparedness from Maui County at this link.

SNORKEL REPORT

Maui is going to be hot and mostly sunny today with favorable conditions for snorkeling in all 3 Zones on Friday.

Strong trade winds will affect North West Zone and the northern parts of South Shore and Near Ka’anapali. In the morning, however, underwater visibility will be favorable for snorkeling at most spots.

North West Zone 6.5

It’s going to be windy up here today, and we’re seeing small waves at the shoreline from swell. But snorkeling will still be favorable at corners of the main bays that are protected from wind.

Most of the Friday will be sunny in North West Zone, but we may get scattered showers before noon.

Near Ka’anapali 8.0

We’re expecting hot weather with heat indexes reaching as high as 99 degrees here on Friday. Snorkeling conditions are fantastic this morning! Underwater visibility is excellent and we’re only seeing small waves at the shoreline.

It’s supposed to be windy this afternoon, or scores would be higher. Things may stay manageable for most of the day, or it could become very breezy.

South Shore 7.5

It’s an absolutely beautiful morning on South Shore! Snorkeling conditions are excellent in the AM, especially in South Kihei and in Wailea.

We expect it to become windy in the afternoon. Strongest wind will be in north Kihei and lightest near Wailea. The northern part of this zone will see plenty of sunshine today, while the southern part may get isolated showers in the afternoon.

Thursday, July 23


the skinny

We expect hot, sunny weather on Maui Thursday with light wind Near Ka’anapali and on South Shore most of the day and favorable snorkeling conditions in all 3 Zones.

In the afternoon, wind may pick up a bit and tropical showers are possible in some areas. Extreme high tides, peaking at 5 PM today, are beginning to recede.

HURRICANE DOUGLAS INFO: The category 3 hurricane is expected to reduce to a category 1 when it is near Hawaii this weekend. We’re definitely going to see strong wind and rain by Sunday. We will keep you posted.

North West Zone 7.0

It’s going to be sunny and hot in North West Zone on Thursday. Wind is already strong this morning and scattered tropical showers are expected.

The most protected areas of the bays are looking really nice for snorkeling. Underwater visibility is excellent. Some small wind waves are wrapping around the coastline and into the bays.

Near Ka’anapali 8.0

Snorkeling conditions will be excellent in this zone today! It’s going to be mostly sunny and hot with light wind in the morning—picking up a bit in the afternoon. Underwater visibility is very clear.

The possibility of stronger wind and isolated showers in the PM are keeping the scores from being higher.

South Shore 7.5

Calm wind and mellow ocean conditions are an excellent recipe for snorkeling. It’s going to be hot and sunny today with clear underwater visibility in Kihei and in Wailea.

Small waves are present at the shoreline and wind could increase in the PM. Otherwise, cores would be higher.

Wednesday July 22


the skinny

Ocean conditions are excellent for snorkeling in all 3 Maui Zones on Wednesday! Scores would be even higher but scattered showers are forecast before noon. Skies are mostly sunny at the moment.

Most beaches are calm with favorable underwater visibility and mostly light wind. Extreme high tide will arrive at 5:00 PM this afternoon.

A large 7.8 earthquake occurred off of Alaska at 8:15 PM Hawaii time yesterday but data shows there is NOT a Tsunami threat for Hawaii.

Coastal Flood Warning for Maui: Please be extremely cautious near the ocean.

North West Zone 8.0

There’s barely a cloud in the sky here this AM but forecasts call for a 40% chance of showers before noon.

If the sunshine persists, it’ll be an excellent day for snorkeling in North West Zone on Wednesday. We’re only seeing small waves at shore, underwater visibility is excellent, and wind is light in the morning.

Trade winds will arrive in the afternoon but we don’t expect them to become particularly strong. High tide at 5 PM today.

Near Ka’anapali 8.5

It’s a beautiful, sunny morning Near Ka’anapali with excellent underwater visibility for snorkeling and mostly calm ocean conditions.

Forecasts call for a 30% chance of showers before noon—otherwise the scores would be higher. We’re only seeing some waves at shore and currents are up a tiny bit. Extreme high tide will arrive at 5 PM

South Shore 7.5

Underwater visibility appears to be clear at most spots on South Shore today. We expect wind to remain mostly light as well today.

Kihei and Wailea will have fantastic ocean conditions for snorkeling. There are some waves and currents in other areas. Scattered showers are expected this afternoon, keeping the scores from being even higher. Extreme high tide at 5 PM.

Tuesday, July 21


the skinny

High tides will peak at 4:30 today—2.7 feet, the highest we’ve seen this week. Underwater visibility is excellent and snorkeling conditions are favorable in all 3 Zones on Tuesday.

It’s going to be sunny and beautiful in the morning with scattered showers in the afternoon at many spots. Possible PM rain keeping scores from being higher on South Shore and Near Ka’anapali.

Coastal Flood Warning for Maui on Sunday: Please be extremely cautious near the ocean.. Extreme high tides may continue through Thursday.

North West Zone 7.0

Wind has mellowed out here, driving scores up compared with yesterday.

It’s mostly sunny and beautiful in North West Zone this morning with clouds and showers expected in the afternoon. There are some waves at the shoreline to keep an eye out for but underwater visibility is very favorable for snorkeling.

High tides will clear the beaches at 4:30.

Near Ka’anapali 8.5

We’re seeing very inviting conditions for snorkeling in this zone this morning. Underwater visibility is nearly crystal clear, it’s sunny and warm, and wind has mellowed out a bunch.

Possible PM showers are keeping the scores from reaching “9.0” territory. High tides will reach their peak at 4:30.

South Shore 7.0

It’s an absolutely beautiful morning on South Shore with calm conditions for snorkeling in Kihei and in Wailea. There are some small waves at the shoreline, but underwater visibility is really good at most spots.

In the afternoon, a 60% chance of showers in the Makena area is keeping the scores from being higher. Please be cautious of flooding in the afternoon.

Monday, July 20


the skinny

Flood Warning for Maui on Sunday: Please be extremely cautious near the ocean.. Extreme high tides may continue through Thursday.

South Kihei will have the best snorkeling conditions on the island on Monday. Wind and waves have mellowed out in this area and we’re expecting plenty of sunshine.

A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect today. The low roads near Olowalu will likely flood and beaches will be washed out in the afternoon.

North West Zone 6.0

It’s very windy in North West Zone this morning and scattered showers are present at the beaches.

Snorkeling conditions will likely be pretty rough today, however, you may be able to find decent moments in the corners of the bays.

We expect weather to oscillate between sunshine and clouds today. The beaches will flood out in the afternoon.

Near Ka’anapali 7.0

Waves and currents are up a notch here today but underwater visibility is still favorable for snorkeling.

It’s going to be sunny and breezy Near Ka’anapali with gusts of wind up to 30 MPH at the northern beaches. Morning wind may mellow mid-day, then return in the afternoon. High tides will wash out the beaches in the PM.

South Shore 7.5

Wind and waves have mellowed here, creating a favorable pocket for snorkeling in South Kihei and in Wailea.

It’s a beautiful morning on South Shore with sunny weather conditions and clear underwater visibility in the areas mentioned above.

A small south swell is still present, so some beaches will still have waves and currents that will negatively affect visibility. Isolated showers are expected in the furthest southern areas. High tides will wash out the beaches and low-lying roads near Olowalu.

Sunday, July 19


the skinny

Near Snorkeling conditions will favorable at some spots in Maui the morning. However, the National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning that may become a safety concern this afternoon.

Around 2:15 PM, high tides will wash out many of the beaches that are usually dry in the afternoon, and low-lying roads may become flooded.

Coastal Flood Warning for Maui on Sunday: Please be extremely cautious near the ocean.. Extreme high tides may continue through Thursday.

North West Zone 6.5

North West Zone is looking pretty nice this morning—partly sunny skies with excellent underwater visibility at the corners of the bays.

However, clouds, showers, strong wind and currents could arrive by mid-day. Further, flooding from tides will be a safety concern and will negatively affect visibility in the PM.

Near Ka’anapali 7.0

We expect this area to become very hot and sunny today with a heat index reaching as high as 98 degrees.

A small south swell is affecting the areas of Ka’anapali Beach to the south. The best snorkeling in the morning will be found at beaches north of Black Rock. Beaches may become flooded in the afternoon. The lightest wind on the island will likely be in this zone today.

South Shore 6.5

The Kihei area will likely have favorable snorkeling conditions this morning. As the day moves along, ocean conditions will become more rough as swell, wind and high tides will negatively affect underwater visibility.

It’s going to be hot and sunny down here today with temps as high as 96 degrees. The Makena area will become windy in the PM. By 2:15 PM extreme high tides may flood beaches and low lying roads.

Saturday, July 18


the skinny

Near Ka’anapali and South Shore will be hot and sunny with favorable snorkeling conditions on Saturday morning. We’re seeing dark clouds in North West Zone and isolated showers are expected in the AM.

There’s a small south swell affecting the 2 southern zones today but snorkeling conditions here are good overall.

North West Zone 6.5

It’s a moody Saturday morning in North West Zone—dark clouds are present and scattered showers are likely to arrive before noon.

We expect weather conditions to become hot and sunny but strong wind will likely cool down the temperatures in the afternoon. The more protected areas of the bays will have good underwater visibility for snorkeling. Other areas will see choppy conditions from the trade winds.

Near Ka’anapali 8.0

It’s a gorgeous, calm morning in Near Ka’anapali Zone on Saturday. A small south swell is creating small waves at the shoreline but snorkeling conditions will be excellent here before the wind picks up in the afternoon.

Weather conditions will be hot and sunny here today. In the PM, gusts as strong as 29 mph may blow out the northern beaches.

South Shore 7.0

Saturday is going to be sunny and hot with calmer wind in South Kihei and in Wailea. North Kihei will have strong wind earlier on in the day.

A small south swell is affecting underwater visibility at some beaches where small waves are crashing at the shoreline. However, snorkeling conditions will be more favorable at beaches with fewer waves.

There’s a chance of isolated showers further south in the afternoon.

Friday, July 17


the skinny

It’s going to be extremely hot and humid in Maui on Friday with excellent conditions for snorkeling in all 3 zones.

Scores would be higher except for the potential for showers and wind in the afternoon. Snorkeling may become more favorable than these scores suggest.

North West Zone 7.0

We’re expecting hot and humid weather with gusty wind at speeds of 22 mph in North West Zone on Friday. Tropical showers are likely by the afternoon as well.

The areas of the bays that are most protected from wind will still have fantastic conditions for snorkeling. The ocean’s surface is calm and underwater visibility is excellent.

Near Ka’anapali 8.5

It’s going to be a scorcher here today!

Near Ka’anapali Zone is going to be hot, sunny, and humid on Friday with a 30% chance of tropical showers in the afternoon.

Underwater visibility for snorkeling is excellent and we’re only seeing small waves at the shoreline. A small south swell is creating increased currents in some areas. Northern beaches may become breezy in the afternoon. Overall it’s going to be a great day to recreate in the ocean here.

South Shore 7 .0

South Shore is going to be very hot with light wind in most areas today. We’ll see plenty of sunshine in Kihei and partly sunny skies further south.

Snorkeling conditions are favorable at most spots—especially in Kihei. There’s a 50% chance of scattered showers in Wailea and Makena this afternoon. A small swell is creating decent waves at some beaches and smaller waves at others. Kihei has the smallest waves.

Thursday, July 16


the skinny

It’s going to be hot and humid in Maui on Thursday with mostly calm wind and excellent ocean conditions for snorkeling in all 3 zones.

The humidity will likely bring with it light isolated showers throughout the day. Waves are small at the shoreline and underwater visibility is excellent.

North West Zone 7.0

Partly cloudy skies and humid weather will likely lead to scattered showers this morning. Wind is calm this AM, picking up in the afternoon.

Ocean conditions are clear and calm for snorkeling at the bays. Underwater visibility is excellent.

Near Ka’anapali 8.5

It’s a beautiful morning Near Ka’anapali—calm wind, hot and humid with partly cloudy skies throughout the day.

Underwater visibility is crystal clear here today and we’re only seeing small waves at shore. The north beaches may get a little bump on the ocean’s surface in the afternoon but wind should remain light for most of Thursday. Scattered showers are possible.

South Shore 8.0

It’s hot and humid on South Shore with light, variable wind on Thursday. Snorkeling conditions will be fantastic in Kihei and in Wailea.

A south swell is present but waves are mostly small at the shoreline. Currents are up a bit but you may find good snorkeling at the southern beaches. Tropical showers are possible in moments.

Wednesday, July 15


the skinny

Maui is going to be mostly sunny and gorgeous on Wednesday with calm ocean conditions for snorkeling in all 3 zones!

We expect wind to be light for most of the day on South Shore with gusty moments in North Kihei in the PM.

North West Zone 7.5

Wednesday morning is mostly sunny with high clouds and a chance of scattered showers in the AM in North West Zone.

The bays will have excellent conditions for snorkeling today. We’re not seeing any waves at shore and underwater visibility is excellent. Trade winds will be present later.

Near Ka’anapali 8.5

The ocean’s surface is glassy calm Near Ka’anapali this morning and underwater visibility for snorkeling is fantastic.

Weather is going to be sunny and beautiful Wednesday with high clouds in the morning. The northern beaches here will become breezy later.

South Shore 8.0

We expect light wind at most spots on South Shore today which suggests very favorable conditions for snorkeling on Wednesday.

The Kihei and Wailea areas are going to be fantastic today: barely any waves and clear visibility. Around Makena we’re seeing smaller waves that could affect visibility at spots. But you’ll likely find good snorkeling here as well.

In the afternoon, North Kihei will make a swing from 6 mph winds to 23 mph gusts.

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