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Ma'alaea ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Ma'alaea Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.9 °C

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Friday, 27 November 2015, 14:23 Local time
Friday 27
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 12 12 7 12
Wind (km/h) 40
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Ma'alaea in Maui is a fairly exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Left and better right hand reef breaks.. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks/boats.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kihei, Maui (Hawaii), 5 km from Ma'alaea.

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Ma'alaea Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-KLIH1, 13 km from Ma'alaea.

fresh winds from the NE

Air temperature
25.9 °C

Current weather near Ma'alaea

Overall Ma'alaea Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Ma'alaea Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ma'alaea:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ma'alaea:

Tide stations nearest to Ma'alaea:

  • Closest tide station
    Kihei, Maui (Hawaii)
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Kahului, Kahului Harbor
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Makena, Maui Island
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Lahaina, Maui Island
    12 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Ma'alaea:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Ashland (United States)
    2454 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mt Shasta (United States)
    2458 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Stover Mountain Ski Area (United States)
    2470 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Dodge Ridge (United States)
    2486 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Bear Valley (United States)
    2488 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Ma'alaea:

  • Closest city location
    Kahului (United States)
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Kailua (United States)
    89 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Honolulu (United States)
    92 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Kane'ohe (United States)
    94 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Pearl City (United States)
    103 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ma'alaea is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ma'alaea is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 25 km (16 miles) away.
  • Third is Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl., 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl. is 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Ma'alaea and is 72 km (45 miles) away.
Ma'alaea break location map and break info

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