maui snorkeling conditions

Good snorkeling conditions in Ka’anapali & the Southside today! Beautiful mostly sunny morning. Both Black Rock and Kahekili beaches have small waves & excellent visibility. The best snorkeling conditions can be found in Ka’anapali & part of the Northwest Zone. We have some sunshine Ka’anapali & areas of the Southside. Still some waves breaking along the shoreline & stronger currents in areas to be cautious of. Black Rock, Mile Marker 14 (Olowalu) and Ulua Beach are your top spots for snorkeling in Maui on Thursday! Heavy rain & strong wind is expected to remain all day. Near Ka’anapali and Southside will be mostly sunny and beautiful on Wednesday with favorable conditions for snorkeling in the AM! THE SNORKEL STORE'S MAUI REPORT: Near excellent snorkeling conditions in Ka'anapali & parts of the Southside today! Strong winds causing strong currents further out. Snorkeling conditions are fantastic Near Ka’anapali and on Southside on Wednesday! Currents remain strong throughout the Zone. Rain expected for most of the day on the Southside. Beautiful beach day! The waves are small at most spots & the wind is calm. Waves are still present in this zone. Calm winds this morning will probably pick up in the far south in Makena bringing an increased chance of showers. You can expect to see tropical fish, sea turtles, octopi, dolphins, and … Simply being a great place to snorkel is one thing, but the snorkeling conditions in Maui are also ideal year-round. New, longer period northwest swell beginning to fill in today creating hazardous ocean conditions later today. This afternoon, we expect clouds to roll in near Makena and a strong breeze to emerge there and in North Kihei as well. Excellent snorkeling conditions. Beautiful beach day with great snorkeling conditions! As a reminder- if there is thunder, it’s a good idea to get out of the water. Calm wind this morning along with small waves means clear visibility. The sun is high in the sky and the wind is calm this morning. We expect sunny skies and light wind in the AM here as well. Strong winds & possible showers throughout the day. Waves may increase a little bit later today. Head to Ka’anapali or your favorite Southside spot today and enjoy! Some popular Maui snorkeling sites include Honolua Bay, Cliff House, Oluwalu, Mala Wharf and more. Small areas near the shore in Napili & Kapalua bays are ok. Mostly sunny with a small chance of isolated showers, mostly in the Northwest & far end of the Southside today. Wow, it is beautiful on the beach and in the ocean today! Sunny skies & calm wind are expected all day. Poor visibility. On occasion, there. North end of Napili bay has the calmest waters. Near excellent snorkeling conditions in Ka’anapali & parts of the Southside today! Napili bay has the smallest waves- conditions are not very good for snorkeling though. Ka’anapali and the Southside have good conditions for snorkeling with turtles today. Mostly sunny skies expected, although there’s a chance of isolated showers later. South face of Black Rock is looking really good today! We expect the afternoon to be windy and rain on Southside on Wednesday. It’s already raining up here this morning but we expect sun breaks. Weather and rain aren’t too worrisome for snorkeling, but those aren’t the only snorkeling conditions to keep track of. Small waves & sunshine. A HIGH SURF WARNING has been issued by the National Weather Service for north facing shores. Conditions today are probably going to flip flop from rough to nice, nice to rough & back again throughout the day. We expect plenty of sunshine and clear underwater visibility for snorkeling. North West Zone has large, hazardous waves and the swell will increase throughout the day. Olowalu, The Kamaole Beaches, Wailea and Makena all have favorable conditions for snorkeling today! Poor conditions. Chance of afternoon showers. Small but long period south swell causing waves along the shoreline. Currents are up as well. South Kihei & Wailea are starting the day off sunny with calm wind. It looks like scattered showers are on the way. Sea breeze this afternoon. Already breezy in areas.The northern corner of Ulua beach & Makena Landing offering some wind protection. Be cautious while recreating in the ocean today. The High Surf Advisory has been extended for north facing shores. The sun is beginning to shine. Black Rock has excellent visibility along the south face. Small waves along the shoreline. However, big waves and dangerous currents are on the horizon today. The north end of Napili Bay has the smallest waves. The Kamaloe Beaches, Ulua Beach and Makena Landing have clear visibility and mostly calm conditions. We’d be posting a “Maui Wowie” beach day if it weren’t for the moody skies. The waves are still small this morning. On Thursday, a woman was reportedly bitten by a shark while swimming for exercise at a great distance from shore (100 yards) in the Honokowai area. Kamaole beach 1, Ulua & Makena Landing are looking good. Heavy rain & wind is forecast. The shallow corners of Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay are actually pretty mellow this morning (only small waves). Currents will increase later. South face of Black Rock has good visibility & smallest waves. 2580 Kekaa Drive Strong east/northeast Trade winds gusting around 30 mph. Mostly to partly sunny by late morning but isolated showers are expected later today- highest chance of showers and larger waves in Wailea and Makena. Near Ka’anapali: 8.5 A huge, powerful & dangerous northwest swell will be arriving to the north and northwest shores of Maui throughout the day. The Kihei area has the smallest waves & Olowalu is looking O.K. A High Surf Advisory has been issued. Ka’anapali & South Kihei have improved snorkeling conditions while the Northwest remains stormy. Good conditions for snorkeling & relaxing on the beach today! Merry Christmas & happy holidays. Simply write your selection in the “notes” at checkout. Get The Maui Snorkel Report In My Inbox! Be cautious. Ka’anapali will have the lightest winds, most sunshine & smallest waves today. Good conditions at Black Rock & Kahekili this morning. Be cautious of stronger currents beyond the tip of the rock. Rain showers are likely in the Northwest Zone & the far south end of Makena have the strongest winds. Already breezy in areas. It is a beautiful mostly sunny Sunday beach day! The small south swell picked up a little bit in size over night and the large northwest swell continues to cause dangerous conditions in the Northwest Zone. We expect mostly sunny skies this afternoon! Strong trade winds are expected this afternoon. Visibility is comprised at most spots- we definitely want to avoid any brown water caused by rain runoff. Trade winds are expected blow pretty strong in areas this afternoon in the usual areas- the Northwest, near Ma’alaea & the far end of the Southside. A passing storm is expected to bring heavy rain & strong wind at times throughout the island of Maui today. Winds are calming down and the skies are mostly sunny in all 3 Snorkel Zones! Small but powerful south swell as well. Olowalu, Ulua & Wailea beaches have good visibility. The waves are small but are expected to start picking up later today. Currents are a little stronger than yesterday. We’re getting into Maui Wowie territory in North West Zone and Near Ka’anapali today! A giant northwest swell will build today- expecting the largest & most powerful waves in years! South Kihei & Wailea areas are looking nice with calm wind this morning! Underwater visibility is clear and ocean conditions are mostly calm. Strong wind & chance of isolated showers in the far south later today. Napili and Kapalua are looking good this morning! It’s also raining this morning and the breeze is already blowing. Black Rock has stronger currents but smaller waves. The inside corners of Napili Bay & Kapalua Bay are looking good. Napili bay & Kapalua bay have favorable snorkeling conditions. Black Rock & Kahekili beach are both expected remain mostly sunny with small waves. Temperature around 96 f. Conditions are looking good but waves are breaking along the shoreline. Please stay out of the ocean up there. Conditions are good this morning with mostly sunny skies. The weather is changing a bit today with a higher chance of scattered showers. Currents remain elevated in all areas. Extremely dangerous currents, riptides & extremely dangerous, powerful waves are crashing throughout the area & washing far up the shoreline! Improving conditions can be found in Ka’anapali & Olowalu/Mile Marker 14 area. The northwest remains extremely dangerous, especially today & tomorrow! It’s a beautiful morning with favorable conditions for snorkeling on Southside on Wednesday! The wind is strong out of the northeast, which means the south face of Black Rock is offering good wind protection today. Winds may become on shore later today causing wind waves in areas. Currents & strong Trade Winds continue as well. There is a chance of isolated showers this afternoon. Highest chance of some light rain in the Northwest and the far end of the South Zones. The waves are smaller & visibility has improved inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay. Conditions remain poor throughout the Northwest. Plenty of sunshine today with a small chance of isolated showers. We have a calm & glassy ocean this morning with very nice snorkeling conditions in Ka’anapali and the Southside. The recent south swell persists on Southside. Currents are becoming strong. We cannot guarantee a specific site as the weather and water conditions … It is a beautiful sunny Sunday today! The south face of Black Rock will have the best conditions. Increased currents further out & possible wind waves later. Clouds are expected to move into the south end of the zone this afternoon and bring a chance of isolated showers. Southside will have good snorkeling at spots in the AM. Strong northeast winds. This swell is powerful enough to possibly affect areas not usually impacted by a northwest swell. Get The Snorkel Store’s Maui Snorkel Report in your email’s … Black Rock has smaller waves than Kahekili Beach. Stay aware that currents are expected to increase as the northwest swell is probably powerful enough to wrap around the islands to the west sometime this afternoon. This zone is seeing almost no impact from the HUGE north swell. Kamaole 1 to Ulua beach have smaller waves. We have a mix of sunshine & clouds. Kamole 1 & Ulua beach have nice conditions. Black rock in Ka’anapali as well as Napili & Kapalua bays will probably remain nice all day regardless of what the wind does. Breezy northeast trade winds. Southside: 6.5 The south face of Black Rock has a smooth ocean surface. Lots of rain in the Northwest zone. Near Kaanapali and on the Southside shores the waves are small and lapping along the shoreline. Isolated showers are likely in the Northwest, possible but not expected in Ka’anapali & the Southside. North West Zone continues to have large, hazardous waves and currents. There is a very powerful northwest swell impacting into the Northwest Zone with dangerous waves.This swell is causing currents to be stronger than usual in parts of Ka’anapali & waves to be slightly elevated on the Southside. Small waves are still breaking along the shoreline affecting visibility. Passing, solated showers are not likely but are possible. Currents are still flowing pretty good in all areas to be aware of. Smallest waves can be found in the northern corner of Napili bay & Kapalua bay. Waves dropped down in size. Sunny skies expected most of the day! Mostly sunny skies in these two zones! Strong winds expected this afternoon. Trust us to keep you safe and book a tour today for your next vacation! Strong winds this morning may calm down a little bit this afternoon, however, scattered showers are likely to return this afternoon. Great chance of snorkeling with turtles along the south face of Black Rock & Kahekili beach day. Once past the breakers, keep an eye out for waves in the shallowest areas. The north corner along the reef at Ulua beach is nice. Conditions are very nice this morning. Black Rock is better than Kahekili beach this mrning.The wind is out of the west & we suspect it will mellow out & conditions will improve by mid-morning. Waves of different sizes are affecting the snorkel zones. Small persistent south swell is still causing small waves to break in areas of the south & the currents are slighlty stronger near Ka’anapali. Clouds are beginning to build in the mountains above Ka’anapali and may come down close to the shoreline at some point. Mostly sunny skies in the 3 Zones for much of the day. Black Rock and Kahekili Beach Park are good to go for snorkeling today! Clouds are expected to come & go. Breezy northeast wind & a chance of isolated showers this afternoon. Currents remain strong further out. Honolua bay, Kapalua bay and Napili bay are all great! Smaller waves in Kapalua bay but please be very cautious in this zone. Winds increasing this afternoon & may cause wind waves in areas. The lightest winds can be found on the Southside in South Kihei & Wailea today. Powerful, very large waves! A High Wind Advisory has been issued for Maui today and extreme winds are already blowing in North West Zone! There is however a chance that the sun will pop out late this afternoon. You’ve probably heard that Maui is a good spot for snorkeling, but do you know why? Extremely strong currents,  rip-tides & powerful waves throughout the zone. The large north swell has dropped down in size a little bit over night. Kahekili Beach Park has elevated waves and stronger currents. Highest chance of showers & strongest wind is in the Northwest & south in Makena. The best snorkeling conditions today will be at Black Rock in Ka’anapali where the winds have calmed down this morning & the waves are the smallest on the island. Very windy, gusts up to 40mph possible. Will probably become mostly sunny this afternoon with the chance of isolated showers a possibility all day. The wind is expected to become breezy by this afternoon but probably wont have too much of an affect. There could be long periods between the larger waves. The south face of Black Rock is looking better today & will probably clean up more by this afternoon. Wailea may stay nice for most of the day. Good snorkeling conditions can be found only on the Southside today where there is an excellent chance of swimming with turtles. Expect ocean water surging & sweeping high across the shoreline by this afternoon. Strong trade winds return- strongest in the far north & far south ends of Maui causing an increase in wind waves to keep an eye out for. Slight chance of passing showers but looks like the mountains are holding off most of the moisture. Nice snorkeling conditions at Mile marker 14, Kamole 1,2,3, north end of Ulua beach & Makena Landing. Mostly sunny. Black Rock looks really nice this morning. The Northwest Zone has a huge swell on the way expected to start filling in today. Ka’anapali has small waves this morning. Winds are strong and occasional large waves are still rolling through parts of the Northwest. Good conditions. Skies will have a mix of sunshine and clouds at different times and at different beaches throughout the day. Lots of sunshine with a slim chance of scattered showers. Glorious day for snorkeling in Ka’anapali! Wind picking up this afternoon but probably not too strong – currents increasing later as well. It’s going to be a gorgeous day for relaxing in the sunshine and snorkeling with turtles. Showers are expected to return this afternoon. Morning is best at Olowalu, the Kamaole Beaches and in Wailea. Wind is expected to reach speeds up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Trade winds ramping up today with strong gusts causing wind waves & strong currents in some areas. Very small waves. Hot & humid & the waves are small. Be cautious of stronger currents in some areas. Black Rock will have good snorkeling on Christmas Eve but please be cautious out beyond the tip of the rock. Waves are breaking along the shoreline, currents are strong and visibility isn’t very good at most spots. Quickly building waves in the Northwest. There is a chance that the powerful northwest swell may affect these areas but right now all signs are showing the islands to our west are blocking the wave energy from affecting these zones. New large north/northwest swell is beginning to fill in. Believe it or not, a new north swell is filling in to North West Zone on Thursday. Black Rock has the most pleasant conditions, lightest wind & smallest waves along the shoreline. Small waves are breaking along the shoreline. Conditions are not looking too good today. It is a beautiful beach day, although not much of a snorkeling day. There is a slightly higher chance of isolated showers. We have mostly sunny skies along the shoreline. Southside: 7.0 An excellent day for chilling in a Relaxation Station (beach chair) and taking in the views. Breezy in this zone along with a good chance of isolated showers. West breeze in Wailea, strong Trade winds elsewhere could cause wind waves by this afternoon. Surf will probably pick up throughout the day. Could be many minutes between sets f large waves. It is likely the sun is going to shine through high clouds this morning. However, Mile marker 14 is probably going to have good conditions for most of the day. Partly sunny today with light trade winds this morning picking up a little bit later. Chance of isolated showers late today. Inside Napili bay & Kapalua bay the waves are small this morning but are expected to increase in size and power throughout the day. We expect mostly sunny skies with breezy trade winds and scattered showers throughout the day. Black Rock should be nice most of the holiday. Strong currents & riptides. North West Zone has giant waves and extremely hazardous currents on Thursday—increasing as the day moves along. Mostly to partly sunny with a chance of isolated showers late today. Beautiful morning with mostly sunny skies! The smallest waves are in South Kihei, such as Kamaole beach park 1. 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