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Paia Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Paia Bay

Photo credit: Kjell van Sice

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.7 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 18:05 Local time
Wednesday 12Thu
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 30
ENE 30
ENE 30
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Paia Bay in Maui is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks offer 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 urchins and rips.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kahului, 5 km from Paia Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Paia Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Town Paia wx, 1 km from Paia Bay.

light winds from the ENE

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
25.0 °C

Current weather near Paia Bay

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 7 miles from Paia Bay.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 2.7
Dominant period (s) 15 17 9 17

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Overall Paia Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Paia Bay:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    93 mi
  • Third closest city location
    97 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    98 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    108 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Paia Bay is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Paia Bay is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 30 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 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Paia Bay and is 78 km (48 miles) away.
Paia Bay break location map and break info

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