Ma'alaea Spot ID
Best: Swell S | Wind NNW
Sea Temperature Today is: 28.7 °C
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.
Overall Ma'alaea Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August
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Tide stations nearest to Ma'alaea:
- Closest tide stationKihei, Maui (Hawaii)3 mi
- Second closest tide stationKahului, Kahului Harbor7 mi
- Third closest tide stationKahului9 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationMakena, Maui Island11 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationLahaina, Maui Island12 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Ma'alaea:
- Closest ski areaMt Ashland (United States)2454 mi
- Second closest ski areaMt Shasta (United States)2458 mi
- Third closest ski areaStover Mountain Ski Area (United States)2470 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaDodge Ridge (United States)2486 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaBear Valley (United States)2488 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Ma'alaea:
- Closest city locationKailua (United States)89 mi
- Second closest city locationHonolulu (United States)92 mi
- Third closest city locationKane'ohe (United States)94 mi
- Fourth closest city locationWaimalu (United States)101 mi
- Fifth closest city locationPearl 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.
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