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Kuau Pipes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Kuau Pipes

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Kuau Pipes

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Kuau Pipes

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Kuau Pipes

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.7 °C

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Saturday, 19 January 2019, 01:58 Local time
FriSaturday 19
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE 25
Wind State cross-

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Kuau Pipes in Maui is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent 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 angle is from the north northeast. A reef breaks left. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of urchins and rips.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kahului, 7 km from Kuau Pipes.

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Kuau Pipes Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kahului Airport, 7 km from Kuau Pipes.

light winds from the ENE

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
22.2 °C

Current weather near Kuau Pipes

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 7 miles from Kuau Pipes.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 2.6
Dominant period (s) 12 12 12 11

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Overall Kuau Pipes Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Kuau Pipes:

  • Closest city location
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    94 mi
  • Third closest city location
    98 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    98 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    108 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kuau Pipes is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kuau Pipes is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 31 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl., 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kuau Pipes and is 79 km (49 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kuau Pipes, HAW - Maui. Use the tab navigation above to view Kuau Pipes sea temperature, Kuau Pipes photographs, Kuau Pipes detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kuau Pipes webcams, current wind from HAW - Maui live weather stations and Kuau Pipes 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 Kuau Pipes.