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Kuau Pipes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Kuau Pipes break guidePhoto by: Tom Schonhoff

Kuau Pipes Surf Guide

Kuau Pipes in Maui is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northeast. A reef breaks left. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of urchins and rips.

Kuau Pipes Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent25.4°C

Surfing Kuau Pipes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kuau Pipes occur when a North-northeast 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 Kuau Pipes sea temperature, Kuau Pipes photographs, Kuau Pipes detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kuau Pipes webcams, current wind from HAW - Maui live weather stations and Kuau Pipes 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 Kuau Pipes

Kuau Pipes Surf:

Friday, 29 May 2020, 22:20 Local time
FriSaturday 30
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 10 10 10 12
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 15
E 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Kahului, 7 km from Kuau Pipes.

IS AT (local time)

Kuau Pipes Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kahului Airport, 7 km from Kuau Pipes.

moderate winds from the NE

Air temperature
26.1 °C

Current weather near Kuau Pipes

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 7 miles from Kuau Pipes.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 11 8 8 10

All wavebuoys around Kuau Pipes

Overall Kuau Pipes Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Kuau Pipes: see the swell variation by month.

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

Striking a pose, Kuau Pipes photo

Kuau Pipes

Photo credit: Tom Schonhoff

Surf Dance, Kuau Pipes photo

Kuau Pipes

Photo credit: Tom Schonhoff

Perfect balance, Kuau Pipes photo

Kuau Pipes

Photo credit: Tom Schonhoff

Over the top, Kuau Pipes photo

Kuau Pipes

Photo credit: Tom Schonhoff

Kuau Pipes Location Maps

Kuau Pipes 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 Kuau Pipes

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kuau Pipes:

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Wave buoys nearest to Kuau Pipes:

Tide stations nearest to Kuau Pipes:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Kahului, Kahului Harbor
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kihei, Maui (Hawaii)
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Lahaina, Maui Island
    20 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Makena, Maui Island
    20 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kuau Pipes is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kuau Pipes is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 31 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 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kuau Pipes and is 79 km (49 miles) away.
Kuau Pipes break location map and break info