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Jaws ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.0

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Jaws Surf Guide

Jaws in Maui is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Reef breaks provide 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 rips and rocks.

Jaws Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent25.2°C

Surfing Jaws:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jaws occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Jaws Surf:

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 00:42 Local time
MonTuesday 26
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 11 11 8 11
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Tide Times:

At Jaws (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Jaws Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Haiku, 8 km from Jaws.

wind obs. (5 kph from 154 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Jaws

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 11 miles from Jaws.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 12 13 12 12

All wavebuoys around Jaws

Overall Jaws Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Jaws: see the swell variation by month.


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

Jaws - billabong xxl photo


Photo credit: Alex

Jaws Location Maps

Jaws 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 Jaws

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Jaws:

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Wave buoys nearest to Jaws:

Tide stations nearest to Jaws:

  • Closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Kahului, Kahului Harbor
    13 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kihei, Maui (Hawaii)
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Hana, Maui Island
    23 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Makena, Maui Island
    24 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Jaws is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Jaws is Hana Airport (HNM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Jaws and is 88 km (55 miles) away.
Jaws break location map and break info