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Shark Pit ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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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 consistent25.9°C

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:

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Shark Pit Surf:

Friday, 29 May 2020, 21:18 Local time
Friday 29Sat
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
ENE 10
NE 10
Wind State off off off off

Tide Times:

For Lahaina, Maui Island, Hawaii, 2 km from Shark Pit.

IS AT (local time)

Shark Pit Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-KLIH1, 22 km from Shark Pit.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
24.9 °C

Current weather near Shark Pit

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 19 miles from Shark Pit.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 7 11 8 8

All wavebuoys around Shark Pit

Overall Shark Pit Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Shark Pit: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Shark Pit: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Summertime, Shark Pit photo

Shark Pit

Photo credit: JEFFREY ZERKLE

Shark Pit Location Maps

Shark Pit 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 Shark Pit

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Shark Pit:

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Wave buoys nearest to Shark Pit:

Tide stations nearest to Shark Pit:

  • Closest tide station
    Lahaina, Maui Island
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Kahului, Kahului Harbor
    13 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kihei, Maui (Hawaii)
    15 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Pukoo Harbor, Molokai Island
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    16 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl., 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Shark Pit and is 69 km (43 miles) away.
Shark Pit break location map and break info