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Jaws ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.6

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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

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

What's the best time of year to surf Jaws (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Jaws with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in December while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Jaws Location Map

Interactive Jaws surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Jaws Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 09:34 Local Time
Monday 19
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.0
NNW
1.0
NNW
1.5
ESE
1.5
ESE
Period (s) 10 9 6 6
Wind (km/h) 25
E 30
E 30
ESE 25
ESE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Jaws

Surf stats for Jaws, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Jaws

Wind stats for Jaws, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

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