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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

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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:

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Little Makaha Surf:

Friday, 29 May 2020, 23:25 Local time
FriSaturday 30
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 10 10 10 12
Wind (km/h) 20
E 15
E 20
ENE 20
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Flemming Beach Park, 1 km from Little Makaha.

IS AT (local time)

Little Makaha Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-KLIH1, 24 km from Little Makaha.

moderate winds from the NE

Air temperature
24.7 °C

Current weather near Little Makaha

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 16 miles from Little Makaha.

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

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Overall Little Makaha Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Surf stats for Little Makaha: see the swell variation by month.

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

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Little Makaha Location Maps

Little Makaha 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 Little Makaha

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Little Makaha:

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Wave buoys nearest to Little Makaha:

Tide stations nearest to Little Makaha:

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


  • 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.
  • Third is Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl., 38 km (24 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 Little Makaha and is 72 km (45 miles) away.
Little Makaha break location map and break info