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Jaws ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.0

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Jaws Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.5 °C

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Friday, 19 January 2018, 17:35 Local time
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Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 40
ESE 40
ESE 40
ESE 35
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Jaws in Maui is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Jaws Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Haliimaile Makawao wx, 11 km from Jaws.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Jaws

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 11 miles from Jaws.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.5
Dominant period (s) 11 10 11 10

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Overall Jaws Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Jaws Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Jaws:

  • Closest city location
    11 mi
  • Second closest city location
    99 mi
  • Third closest city location
    103 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    104 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    114 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Jaws is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Jaws is Hana Airport (HNM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Jaws and is 88 km (55 miles) away.
Jaws break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Jaws, HAW - Maui. Use the tab navigation above to view Jaws sea temperature, Jaws photographs, Jaws detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Jaws webcams, current wind from HAW - Maui live weather stations and Jaws tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Jaws.