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Little Makaha ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Little Makaha Surf Guide

Little Makaha_1 in Maui is a reasonably exposed reef break that usually has waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. A reef breaks right. Often Crowded. Beware of rocks and locals.

Little Makaha Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Little Makaha:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Little Makaha with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 56% of the time in January while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
56%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Little Makaha Location Map

Interactive Little Makaha 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 Little Makaha is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Little Makaha is Kahului Airport (OGG), also in Usa Maui Isl., 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Little Makaha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 18:24 Local Time
Wednesday 05Thu
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.5
NW
0.6
NNW
0.6
NNW
0.6
NNW
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 30
ENE 25
E 25
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Little Makaha

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

Wind History at Little Makaha

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

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