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Ka'anapali Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.8

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Ka'anapali Point Surf Guide

Ka'anapali Point in Maui is a fairly exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Often Crowded. Hazards include rocks and locals.

Ka'anapali Point Spot Info

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

Surfing Ka'anapali Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ka'anapali Point occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

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

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Ka'anapali Point Surf:

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 10:54 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 9 9 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 15
ENE 20
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Flemming Beach Park, 7 km from Ka'anapali Point.

IS AT (local time)

Ka'anapali Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lahaina/West Maui Airport, 3 km from Ka'anapali Point.

light winds from the NE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near Ka'anapali Point

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 18 miles from Ka'anapali Point.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 9 9 9 10

All wavebuoys around Ka'anapali Point

Overall Ka'anapali Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Ka'anapali Point: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Ka'anapali Point: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

fresh wax and a view from the whaler, Ka'anapali Point photo

Ka'anapali Point

Photo credit: Doug

Ka'anapali Point Location Maps

Ka'anapali Point Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ka'anapali Point:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ka'anapali Point:

Tide stations nearest to Ka'anapali Point:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Ka'anapali Point is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 2 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ka'anapali Point is Kahului Airport (OGG), also in Usa Maui Isl., 28 km (17 miles) away.
  • Third is Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl., 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Ka'anapali Point and is 73 km (45 miles) away.
Ka'anapali Point break location map and break info