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Ma'alaea ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Ma'alaea Surf Guide

Ma'alaea in Maui is a fairly exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Left and better right hand reef breaks.. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks/boats.

Ma'alaea Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Ma'alaea:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ma'alaea occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Ma'alaea Surf:

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 03:53 Local time
Thursday 04
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
SW 10
Wind State cross-
glass cross-

Tide Times:

For Kihei, Maui (Hawaii), 5 km from Ma'alaea.

IS AT (local time)

Ma'alaea Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-KLIH1, 13 km from Ma'alaea.

moderate winds from the NE

Air temperature
24.4 °C

Current weather near Ma'alaea

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 17 miles from Ma'alaea.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 11 7 11 7

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Overall Ma'alaea Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

Surf stats for Ma'alaea: see the swell variation by month.


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Ma'alaea Location Maps

Ma'alaea Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ma'alaea:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ma'alaea:

Tide stations nearest to Ma'alaea:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Ma'alaea is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ma'alaea is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 25 km (16 miles) away.
  • Third is Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl., 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl. is 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Ma'alaea and is 72 km (45 miles) away.
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