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Mala wharf ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Mala wharf Surf Guide

Mala wharf in Maui is a fairly exposed reef break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. A left hand reef. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Mala wharf Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
25.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mala wharf:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mala wharf occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mala wharf 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 5% of the time in January while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 93% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
93%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mala wharf Location Map

Interactive Mala wharf 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 Mala wharf is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mala wharf is Kahului Airport (OGG), also in Usa Maui Isl., 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Mala wharf Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 18:04 Local Time
Saturday 08Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.4
NNW
0.3
SSW
0.4
NW
0.6
NW
Period (s) 10 14 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 10
ENE 10
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Mala wharf

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

Wind History at Mala wharf

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

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