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Kanaha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Kanaha Spot ID

da' harbor, Kanaha photo


Photo credit: bill abbott

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.9 °C

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 09:12 Local time
Tuesday 21
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
E 10
E 15
ESE 15
Wind State cross-

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Kanaha in Maui is a reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include - Sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kahului, 1 km from Kanaha.

IS AT (local time)

Kanaha Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kahului Airport, 1 km from Kanaha.


Air temperature
24.4 °C

Current weather near Kanaha

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 8 miles from Kanaha.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 7 8 7 6

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Overall Kanaha Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Kanaha Location Maps

Kanaha Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Kanaha:

  • Closest city location
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    91 mi
  • Third closest city location
    94 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    95 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    104 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kanaha is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 1 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kanaha is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 25 km (16 miles) away.
  • Third is Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl., 46 km (29 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kanaha and is 74 km (46 miles) away.
Kanaha break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kanaha, HAW - Maui. Use the tab navigation above to view Kanaha sea temperature, Kanaha photographs, Kanaha detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kanaha webcams, current wind from HAW - Maui live weather stations and Kanaha 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 Kanaha.