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Shark Pit Surf Guide

Shark Pit in Maui is a fairly exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks,urchins and sharks.

Shark Pit Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shark Pit:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shark Pit 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 Shark Pit (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Shark Pit 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Shark Pit Location Map

Interactive Shark Pit 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 Shark Pit is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Shark Pit is Kahului Airport (OGG), also in Usa Maui Isl., 26 km (16 miles) away.

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Shark Pit Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 12 August 2022, 01:10 Local Time
ThuFriday 12
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 10 10 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Shark Pit

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

Wind History at Shark Pit

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

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