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Thursday, March 4 2021


the skinny

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


the skinny

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


the skinny

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


the skinny

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


the skinny

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


the skinny

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


the skinny

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


the skinny

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


the skinny

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


the skinny

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


the skinny

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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