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Honolua Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.2

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Honolua Bay break guidePhoto by: Daniel

Honolua Bay Surf Guide

Honolua Bay in Maui is a quite exposed reef and point break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. Best around mid tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for urchins and rips.

Honolua Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Honolua Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Honolua Bay occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:
Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Honolua Bay sea temperature, Honolua Bay photographs, Honolua Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Honolua Bay webcams, current wind from HAW - Maui live weather stations and Honolua 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 Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 23:51 Local time
MonTuesday 11
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 10 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 25
E 20
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Flemming Beach Park, 2 km from Honolua Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Honolua Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP6834, 16 km from Honolua Bay.

light winds from the WSW

No report
Air temperature
26.1 °C

Current weather near Honolua Bay

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 14 miles from Honolua Bay.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.9
Dominant period (s) 8 8 8 8

All wavebuoys around Honolua Bay

Overall Honolua Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Honolua Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Honolua Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Honolua Bay photo

Honolua Bay

Photo credit: Nick Russill

Honolua Bay photo

Honolua Bay

Photo credit: Nick Russill

Honolua Bay photo

Honolua Bay

Photo credit: Nick Russill

Honolua local boyz, Honolua Bay photo

Honolua Bay

Photo credit: Daniel

Honolua Bay Location Maps

Honolua Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to HAW - Maui surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Honolua Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Honolua Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Honolua Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Honolua Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    Lahaina, Maui Island
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Pukoo Harbor, Molokai Island
    11 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kahului, Kahului Harbor
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Kamalo Harbor, Molokai Island
    16 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Honolua Bay is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Honolua Bay is Kahului Airport (OGG), also in Usa Maui Isl., 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Third is Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl., 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Honolua Bay and is 70 km (43 miles) away.
Honolua Bay break location map and break info