Maui Tides: Maui has a relatively small tide due to its latitude with a normal daily variation of about 2 feet. We have a semi-diurnal tide, with two highs and two lows per day. Tides will vary with the moon phases. Spring tides on the Full Moon and New Moon, and Neap tides in the first quarter and third quarter moon. On the island, the different sides of the island will experience their tides at slightly different times, with Kihei and Kanaha can be up to 1 or 2 hours apart.
Example Tides Kahului:
Example Tides Kihei:
King Tides: In Summer we can experience King Tides which are higher than usual high tides due to the influence of the sun.
Mean Sea Level Trend Kahului: The mean sea level trend is 2.10 millimeters/year with a 95% confidence interval of +/- 0.41 mm/yr based on monthly mean sea level data from 1947 to 2016 which is equivalent to a change of 0.69 feet in 100 years.