Today’s Weather: Friday, June 16, 2017

 

 

 


Maui Weather: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be stronger today averaging 25 mph, possibly peaking at 30 mph at from noon onwards. The wind looks like it will be better than yesterday, there are numerous showers visible on the radar especially in the western part of the State, there are heavy rain and thunderstorms currently on Oahu, There is much less visible shower activity in our area which could negatively affect wind. Pray for sunshine: More sunshine = more wind. NWS weather forecast says 30 percent chance of rain.

Weather Map: Map shows an elongated 1025 mb High stretching across the northern Pacific, This has a reduced Pressure PGF that will reduce the trade wind’s potential slightly today. The isobars show a more easterly wind today.

Special Marine Warning: …strong thunderstorms Alenuihaha Channel and Maui County leeward waters / Kauai Channel, and Kauai windward waters, along with Oahu leeward and windward waters

Tides Today Kahului:  Today’s  Low is at 11:08 am at 0.3 ft, High Tide of  2.1 feet at 6:58 pm is good for foilboarding. 

Moon Phase:  Moon: 70%, Waning Gibbous. Moonset 11:03am, Last full moon was June 8th. 

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 15-17 mph today from the NE. Partially Cloudy Skies, Rain late in the day and slightly smaller 2ft+ northeasterly surf. The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger.

Rain Radar: Radar shows intermittent local showers.

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature is reported to be 79 degrees Fahrenheit.

Air temperature:  I expect Air temperatures to reach 85 at the beach, and 91 today in Kahului.

Air Pressure: 1017.2 millibars

NWS Hourly Forecast Plotter (Kahului):

Sunset: Kahului Sunset will be at 7:09 pm today.

Summer Solstice: Longest day this year will be, 20 June 2017 (in 5 days).

NWS Kahului:

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed NE 17 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1017.2 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi

NWS Forecast:

.TODAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Chance of
thunderstorms in the morning. Scattered heavy showers through the
day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Scattered
showers.
.FRIDAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Scattered
showers.

Wind Yesterday: the wind (although a bit gusty) came up at about 11 am yesterday with gusts hitting up to 30 mph, the strongest gust was about 37 mph around 6 pm. 

 

Today’s Kite Tip #1: Respect Other Beach Users: There are always other people around who use the beach, many local families have been coming to Kanaha for generations. The traditional activities include fishing, diving and swimming and canoe paddling. we also share the beach, park, parking, and ocean with a variety of people who have different needs, and enjoy different aspects of the environment. Everyone has the right to have fair and equal access. So always look out for other people, and try to not do anything that would spoil their enjoyment of the beach, Be aware of others, keep your footprint small, act respectfully, give way, and make room for others. This includes the natural sea creatures and native plants too, respect them, Your kiting here depends on keeping a balance here. There is a lot more going on at Kanaha other than just Kiteboarding or Windsurfing. Please show that you appreciate this privilege by being respectful, humble, and courteous. 

Today’s Kite Tip #2: Easterly Winds are Gusty: The launching at Kanaha is more challenging in Easterly winds, the wind at the beach is more gusty and it makes launching difficult. Keep our kite low and go, get out and stay out. Do not hang around on shore trying to fly your kite. Please ask locals for the local rules, and for help launching if you are new to the area.

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Maui Weather: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be stronger today possibly averaging 20 mph, possibly peaking at 30 mph at around noon. The wind looks like it will be better than yesterday, there are numerous showers visible on the radar especially in the western part of the State, which could negatively affect wind. Pray for sunshine: More sunshine = more wind.

Weather Map: Map shows an elongated 1026 mb High stretching across the entire northern Pacific, This has a reduced Pressure PGF that will reduce the trade wind’s potential slightly today.

 

Tides Today Kahului:  We are currently experiencing Spring Tides. Today’s  Low is at 10:27 am at 0.1 ft, High Tide of  only 1.0 feet at 6:14 pm is quite high and good for foilboarding. **please note the figues in the table below seem to be corrupted..

2017/06/14 Wed 10:27 AM 2.52 L
2017/06/14 Wed 6:14 PM 4.60 H

Something wrong here, the tide shouldnt be 4.6 feet that is way too high!!

Moon Phase:  Moon: 79%, Waning Gibbous. Last full moon was June 8th. 

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 14-17 mph today from the NE. Cloudy skies, Rain and slightly larger 3ft+ surf. The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger.

 

Rain Radar: Radar shows intermittent local showers.

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature is reported to be 79 degrees Fahrenheit.

Air temperature:  I expect Air temperatures to reach 85 at the beach, and 90 today in Kahului.

Air Pressure: 1018 millibars

Sunset: Kahului Sunset will be at 7:09 pm today.

Summer Solstice: Longest day this year will be, 20 June 2017.

NWS Kahului:

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed NE 12 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1017.2 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 79°F (26°C)

NWS Forecast:

.TODAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Heavy showers
likely in the morning…then occasional heavy showers and chance
of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Heavy showers
likely and chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Heavy showers
likely in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms through the day.
Scattered heavy showers in the afternoon.

Wind Yesterday: the wind (although a bit gusty) got Strong at about 1 pm yesterday with gusts hitting up to 35 mph, the strongest gust was about 37 mph at 4pm. 

 

Today’s Kite Tip: When Thunder Roars: There is a chance of heavy rains and thunderstorms. We do not want to kite in Thunderstorms. Lightning strikes and severe gusts accompany thunderstorms, and that can make conditions far too dangerous.  We are generally spared from many thunderstorms forming here because of the trade-wind inversion layer, effectively decapitating the taller cumulonimbus clouds, that require vertical development to fully form. However we cannot avoid all thunder storms. Always respect mother nature, and as Rory the weather lion says, When thunder roars, get indoors. 

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 Maui Weather: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be stronger today possibly averaging 25 mph, possibly peaking at 35 mph at around 2 pm. The wind looks like it will be better than yesterday, there are numerous showers visible on the radar, which could negatively affect wind. Pray for sunshine: More sunshine = more wind.

Weather Map: Map shows a well formed 1030 mb High, and the Cold front has now gone, bringing more sunshine. This will likely cause more thermal wind force (seabreeze) to add to the trade winds today.

 

Tides Today Kahului:  We are currently experiencing Spring Tides. Today’s High Tide of  2.29 feet at 5:34 pm is quite high and good for foilboarding.

9:53 AM low -0.07 ft.
5:34 PM high 2.29 ft.

Moon Phase:  Moon: 86%, Waning Gibbous. Last full moon was June 8th. 

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 18-21 mph today from the NE. Cloudy skies, Rain and slightly larger 3ft+ surf. The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger.

 

Rain Radar: Radar shows intermittent local showers.

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature is reported to be 79 degrees Fahrenheit.

Air temperature:  I expect Air temperatures to reach 78 at the beach, and 86 -88 today in Kahului.

Air Pressure: 1018 millibars

Sunset: Kahului Sunset will be at 7:09 pm today.

Summer Solstice: Longest day this year will be, 20 June 2017.

NWS Kahului:

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed NE 18 G 25 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1016.3 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 84°F (29°C)

NWS Forecast:

.TONIGHT…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Numerous heavy
showers in the evening. Chance of thunderstorms through the
night. Frequent heavy showers after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Frequent
heavy showers in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms through the
day. Numerous heavy showers in the afternoon.

Wind Yesterday: the wind (although a bit gusty) got Strong at about 2 pm yesterday with gusts hitting 30 mph. 

 

Today’s Kite Tip: Respect Turtles: There are sometimes turtles hauling out onto the beach, stay far away from them and do not disturb, they need to rest and not get stressed. They are not there to say hello to you. Respect them from a distance, and feel lucky that we have such beautiful creatures swimming and living in our oceans. Well it is their oceans really, and we are lucky to be able to kite in their ocean. 

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Maui Weather: Monday, June 12, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be stronger today possibly averaging 25 mph, possibly peaking at 30 mph at around 2 pm. The wind looks like it will be better than yesterday, there are numerous showers visible on the radar, which could negatively affect wind. Pray for sunshine: More sunshine = more wind.

Weather Map: Map shows a well formed 1031 mb High, and the Cold front has now gone, bringing more sunshine. This will likely cause more thermal wind force (seabreeze) to add to the trade winds today.

 

Tides Today Kahului:  We are currently experiencing Spring Tides. Today’s High Tide of  2.38 feet at 4:57 pm is quite high and good for foilboarding.

9:22 AM low -0.22 ft.
4:57 PM high 2.38 ft.
11:49 PM low 0.80 ft.

Moon Phase:  Moon: 90.9%, Waning Gibbous. Last full moon was June 8th. 

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 15-19 mph today from the NE. Cloudy skies, Rain and slightly larger 3ft+ surf. The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger.

 

Rain Radar: Radar shows intermittent local showers.

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature is reported to be 80.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

Air temperature:  I expect Air temperatures to reach 79 at the beach, and 85 -87 today in Kahului.

Air Pressure: 1019.1 millibars

Sunset: Kahului Sunset will be at 7:08 pm today.

Summer Solstice: Longest day this year will be, 20 June 2017.

NWS Kahului:

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed NE 7 mph (7:30am)
Barometer 30.08 in (1019.1 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 76°F (24°C)

NWS Forecast:

.TODAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Showers likely.
.TONIGHT…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Showers
likely.
.TUESDAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Scattered
showers in the morning…then occasional showers in the afternoon.

Wind Yesterday: the wind (although a bit gusty) got Strong at about 2 pm yesterday with gusts reaching in the high twenties. 

 

Today’s Kite Tip: Respect local Rules: There is no launching and landing of kites East of the Lifeguard Tower at Kanaha. This area is only for windsurfing and swimming. Launch all kites west of the swim area at the Lifeguard Tower at Kanaha. Also Lifeguards are warning Kiters to Not launch a baldwin beach, this area is off limits to kiters too. Always respect and obey the lifeguards, any official complaints will result in more restrictive rules and permanent loss of access for all kiters. 

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Maui Weather: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Our Summary: Underlying Trade Winds will be slightly stronger today possibly reaching 20+ mph, peaking at around 2 pm. The wind looks like it will be better than yesterday, likely some passing rain showers today.

Weather Map: Map shows a well formed 1030 mb High, but the Cold front is now over Maui, bringing more showers. This will likely cause periodic ups and downs to the trade winds today.

 

Tides Today Kahului: High Tide of  2.44 feet at 4:21 pm. Is fairly high. Good for foilboarding.

8:52 AM low -0.31 ft.
4:21 PM high 2.44 ft.
11:02 PM low 0.79 ft.

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 12-16 mph today from the NE. Cloudy skies, Rain and slightly larger 3ft+ surf. The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger.

 

Rain Radar: Radar shows intermittent local showers.

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature is reported to be 79.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

Air temperature:  I expect Air temperatures to reach 79 at the beach, and 85 -87 today in Kahului.

Air Pressure: 1019.2 millibars

Sunset: Kahului Sunset will be at 7:07 pm today.

Summer Solstice: Longest day this year will be, 20 June 2017.

NWS Kahului:

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed NE 12 mph (8:30am)
Barometer 30.08 in (1019.2 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Heat Index 80°F (27°C)

NWS Forecast:

Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 66 to 84. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonite: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 59 to 71. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph early in the evening. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Wind Yesterday: the wind (although a bit gusty) got Strong at about 2 pm yesterday with gusts reaching in the high twenties. Temperatures reached 87 degrees in Kahului yesterday highest in the state.

 

Kite Tip: Holiday Weekend: This is still the King Kamehameha Weekend, which is a big beach holiday for Local families and fishermen. Lots of people on the beaches. So if you do not have to kite, then it is best to stay off the kite beaches this weekend. Be very careful of fishing lines.  Do not come close to shore when people are fishing, especially at Kaa point. 

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 Maui Weather: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Our Summary: Underlying Trade Winds will be a bit more easterly today possibly reaching 15 mph, peaking at around 2 pm. The wind looks like it will be lighter than yesterday, likely rain today.

Weather Map: Map shows a well formed 1028mb High, but the Cold front is now upon us, bring rain to the western part of teh island chain today and more rain for Maui Tomorrow. This will likely hamper trade flow.

 

Tides Today Kahului: High Tide of 2.48 feet at 3:47 pm. Is fairly high. Good for foilboarding.

8:23 AM low -0.37 ft.
3:47 PM high 2.48 ft.
10:20 PM low 0.76 ft.

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be only 7-9 mph today from the East turning ENE. Cloudy skies, Rain and slightly larger 3ft surf. The actual wind (at Kanaha) will probably be much stronger.

 

Rain Radar: Radar shows local showers especially to the north of the state.

Water Temperature: Water temperature is reported to be about 80.1 degrees Fahrenheit.

Air temperature:  I expect Air temperatures to reach 78 at the beach, and 84 today in Kahului.

Air Pressure: 1016.5 millibars

Sunset: Kahului Sunset will be at 7:07 pm today.

Summer Solstice: Longest day this year will be, 20 June 2017.

NWS Forecast:

.TODAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. North swell
3 feet. Showers likely in the morning…then scattered showers in
the afternoon.
.TONIGHT…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. North swell
3 feet in the evening. Scattered showers.
.SUNDAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Scattered
showers.

Wind Yesterday:

 

Kite Tip: Holiday Weekend: This is the King Kamehameha Weekend, which is a big beach holiday for Local families and fishermen. Lots of people on the beaches. So if you do not have to kite, then it is best to stay off the kite beaches this weekend. Be very careful of fishing lines.  Do not come close to shore when people are fishing, especially at Kaa point. Several kiters got caught in fishing lines yesterday. This was totally avoidable, but they didnt see the poles, because they didnt look for them.

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Maui Weather: Friday, June 9, 2017

Our Summary: Underlying Trade Winds will be a bit more easterly today possibly reaching 20 mph, peaking at around 2 pm. The wind looks like it will be relatively steady and slightly more side-shore today, but the dominating convective force (seabreeze effect) should somewhat compensate for the easterliness and bring the wind line closer towards shore. It will be mostly sunny but there is still a chance of overcast clouds and some possibility of scattered showers, and wetter weather expected over the weekend.

Weather Map: Map shows a well formed High, but the Cold front is descending upon us, so it could hamper trade flow, and will ultimately bring unsettled weather and maybe some rain on the weekend.

Tides Today Kahului: High Tide of 2.48 feet at 3:14 pm. Is fairly high. Good for foilboarding.

7:53 AM low -0.38 ft.
3:14 PM high 2.48 ft.
9:41 PM low 0.75 ft.

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 13-15 mph today from the NE. Partly cloudy skies and small surf. The actual wind (at Kanaha) will probably be much stronger.

Rain Radar: Mostly clear on the Radar this morning.

Water Temperature: Water temperature is expected to be about 78.9 degrees Fahrenheit.

Air temperature:  I expect it to reach 84 today in Kahului.

Sunset: about 7:06 pm today.

NWS Forecast:

 .TODAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. North swell
3 feet. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. North swell
3 feet. Scattered showers.
.SATURDAY…East winds 10 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less. North
swell 3 feet. Scattered showers. 

Wind Yesterday:

Kite Tip: Don’t Leave Your Gear Behind: We all can get distracted when finishing our session. But do not leave your gear behind. Always check you have everything with you before you leave the beach. Tons of gear gets left behind. make sure you have your phone numbers on everything and Maybe yu get it back. If you get a phone call from a fisherman, they might find it, Then you can give them a little gas money when they bring it back to you.,  usually 20 bux. is good.

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Maui Weather: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be strong today possibly reaching 25 mph, peaking at around 2 pm. The wind looks like it will be relatively steady and more slightly onshore today. It will be mostly sunny but there is still a chance of overcast clouds and some possibility of scattered showers.

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 16-18 mph today from the NE. Partly cloudy skies and small surf.

Weather Map: The map shows a well formed high, that is positioned to produce side-onshore winds. There is a cold front to the north of the islands that could bring some disturbed weather and clouds/rain.

Wind Yesterday: The wind yesterday was steady side-onshore and built in strength throughout the day. It reached higher speeds than expected peaking at around 4 pm. The top gust was about 36 mph

Today’s Tides Kahului: A high tide of 2.43 ft at 2:42 pm today.

7:25 AM low -0.35 ft.
2:42 PM high 2.43 ft.

NWS Forecast (Maui Windward Waters): 

.TODAY...East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Slight chance of
showers. 
.TONIGHT...East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. North swell
3 feet. Scattered showers. 

Advisories:  none

Rain Radar: Not much rain on the the radar.

Kite Tip: Rig Your Bar Correctly: We saw too many people yesterday with their bars rigged upside down. These were riders, people who should now better. Why would they do that? Were they in a rush? Do they not care? They never learned the right way? or Do they just want to be different to everyone else? Color-coding on bars and lines is a safety feature, and like traffic lights they are standardized to increase safety. Not knowing or not respecting this makes as much sense as running red traffic lights, or driving down a one-way street the wrong way. Many people get hurt and have accidents when they bars are rigged wrong, or when they grab the wrong side. So if you see someone with their bar rigged upside down tell them because they probably made a mistake, and if they tell you they did it on purpose,m then you know to stay out of their way, because they are dangerous and more likely to cause and accident. If your Kite instructor rigs his bars this way, or teaches you to rig your bar incorrectly. Stop your lesson immediately and get training from a professional instructor instead. A Certified (IKO) professional kiteboarding instructor will never teach you to rig your bars the wrong way.

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Maui Weather: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be strong today possibly reaching 25 -30 mph, after 2 pm. The wind looks like it will be relatively steady and more slightly onshore today. It will be mostly sunny but there is still a chance of a few overcast clouds and some possibility of scattered showers.

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 16-20 mph today from the NE. Partly cloudy skies and small surf.

Weather Map: The weather map has improved today with better organization in teh vicility of the islands. There is a significant cold front to our north whick could signal bad weather.

Today’s Tides Kahului: A high tide of 2.34 ft at 2:11 pm today.

6:57 AM low -0.29 ft.
2:11 PM high 2.34 ft.
8:27 PM low 0.78 ft.

NWS Forecast: 

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. WIND WAVES 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS. 
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. WIND WAVES 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS. 

Advisories:  Small Craft Advisory…windiest coasts and channels around Maui County and the Big Island

Yesterday’s Wind: Yesterday’s wind was steady, with a little fluffiness at times. The wind struggled with the overcast conditions.

June is the Windiest Month: According to average wind statistics (2007-2017), the month of June has the most windy days with the strongest winds.

Kite Tip: Do not crash your kite into other people. When you are on the wrong size kite or on a kite you do not know how to handle you are more likely to crash. So never launch with someone inside your drop zone. And after launching get into the water quickly. Do not hang around on the beach or jump on the beach. You block traffic and risk accidents.

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Maui Weather: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be strong today possibly reaching 25 mph, peaking at around 2 pm. The wind looks like it will be relatively steady and more slightly onshore today. It will be mostly sunny but there is still a chance of overclouds cast and some scattered showers.

Wind Forecast: Winds today are forecast to reach 15-17 mph, although actual winds should be higher.

Weather Map: Today’s weather map shows a bifurcated high-pressure system that presents a ridge to our immediate north. This will cause a disturbance in the trade wind flow possibly retarding the wind strength. Expect similar conditions to yesterday.

Wind Yesterday: Wind was lighter yesterday due to persistent overcast skies. This put a damper on the thermals. Wind gusts reached the high twenties, and the averages were around 20mph.

Tides in Kahului: Tides today will reach a high of 2.2 ft at 1:41 pm.

6:30 AM low -0.19 ft.
1:41 PM high 2.20 ft.
7:50 PM low 0.82 ft.

NWS Forecast: 

TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. WIND WAVES 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. WIND WAVES 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS. 

Kite Tip: If you do not know how to self-land, and do a complete self rescue please get a lesson before riding on Maui. This is an essential pre-requisite.

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Maui Weather: Monday, June 5, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be strong today reaching 25-29 mph, peaking at around 2 pm. The wind looks like it will be steadier and slightly onshore today. It will be mostly sunny but there is still a chance of scattered showers.

Weather Map:  A big high-pressure system to the north has slanted obliquely which will incline our isobars, This will reduce venturi force, and decrease wind speeds. Also making for more northerly winds, that will likely be strong in Kihei.

Kahului Tides Today:

6:05 AM low -0.07 ft.
1:11 PM high 2.01 ft.
7:08 PM low 0.86 ft.
11:55 PM high 1.49 ft.

Kite Tip –  Ride Courteously:  Always ride with grace and good manners. Do not cut people off, or get in their way. There are too many people with egos trying to fit into a small space. It is a big ocean but not big enough for some people it seems. Never ride too close to other people. You put them in danger. Spread out and take your turn. There is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the ocean., If you cannot respect other people then please go away and ride elsewhere.

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Maui Weather: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be moderate today reaching 20-25 mph, peaking at around 2 pm. then steadily dropping off in the afternoon. It will be mostly sunny and will be a great day for south shore sup and surf.

Actual Wind Chart:

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Maui Weather: Saturday, June 3, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be strong today reaching 25-35 mph, peaking at around 2 pm. The wind looks like it will be steadier and slightly onshore today. It will be mostly sunny but there is still a chance of scattered showers.

Wind Forecast: Wind is forecast on the model tables to hit the mid twenties (but expect stronger winds).

 

Weather Map: Great news the High has filled out and lost its dimple. It has also tilted the isobars to the NE which will bring side-onshore winds (my favorite). Expect steadier winds today, perhaps slightly less strong as we lose some of the venturi compression at this angle.

 

Wind Yesterday:

Tides Kauhlui: 

5:11 AM low 0.20 ft.
12:00 PM high 1.50 ft.
5:13 PM low 0.92 ft.
10:44 PM high 1.64 ft.

Rain Radar: There is a few showers hitting the Hana Side that could bring showers to us later in the day, watch the skies.

Kite Tip –  Avoid Fishermen:  Do your best to avoid fishermen and fishing lines. they are often arriving after you launch, and can put a line out that can reach 50 to 100 feet from shore. Do not kite in front of fishing lines. If you see a fisherman yelling it means you are too close to his lines. So stay faraway from them.

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Maui Weather: Friday, June 2, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be strong today reaching 30 -35  mph, possibly reaching 40 mph or more at around 2 pm. The wind looks like it will be steadier and more onshore today. It will be mostly sunny but there is still a chance of scattered showers.

Wind Forecast: Trade Wind model tables show expected strength to be in the mid-twenties. (*but actual winds will be higher).

Weather Map: The map shows and much better looking High pressure, it is relatively “unblighted” with an ever so subtle dimple in the lower isobars. Ths means that uninterrupted flow and circulation of the wind around the High. The angle of the isobars shows me that we should have better stronger wind than yesterday. This is a good looking weather map, and it looks more like a true summer setup. 

Kahului Tides: Tide will be High at 11:05am which is great from the get go. But it will be dropping by the latter part of the ridable session today, so watch out this afternoon for those sneaky shallow spots. *Also at Low tide there is less room for turtles to dive down to avoid you, so please be extra vigilant to avoid these little guys. 

11:05 AM high 1.21 ft.
3:42 PM low 0.88 ft.
10:00 PM high

1.74 ft.

Kite Tip –  See something – Say Something:  DIf you see someone aboiut top fdo something dangerous, say something., maybe they do not have local knowledge, and are afraid to ask for help. If you offer to help or give a bit of timely feedback, ytou might save that person from having a kitemare. Just be kind and gracious aboiut it,. no need to shout and bark orgers. just offer friendly advice. This is how we can protect our access, and keep our community safer. Example, if someone wants to launch with their kite pointing shoreward please tell them that we go the other way (kite on the water-side) here for safety. (Because they probably do it differently where they come from).  

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Maui Weather: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be stronger today reaching 30 -35  mph, possibly reaching 40 mph or more at around 2 pm. Hopefully, the wind will be steadier and a little more onshore today. It should be mostly sunny but there is still a chance of scattered showers.

Wind Forecast: The model tables below show the wind is forecast to reach 25 mph today, but the actual wind will be much stronger than that at Kanaha Beach.

 

Weather Map: The Map shows a better arrangement of isobars today. The isobars are more parallel to each other and more horizontal. Hopefully, this translates into a more favorable wind direction (albeit strong wind). 

 

Rain Radar: No major rain activity on the radar this morning, great news for beach lovers.

Warnings: SCA Small Craft Advisory in effect for the channels, due to strong trade winds. (That means do not go too far from shore).

Maui Tides Today (Kahului):

9:26 AM high 0.94 ft.
1:47 PM low 0.70 ft.
9:08 PM high 1.86 ft.

Wind Yesterday: Looking back we can see what we all felt. The wind was gusty gusty. The scratchy jagged appearance of the wind graph shows that. See the Gust line (red) and Lull line (green) on the graph are very far apart? That means really gusty wind.

Kite Tip #1  – Strong Wind Factor:

In strong winds good technique is essential. Kites steer more quickly and crashes are more violent. take extreme care when launching. Always hold the middle of the bar when launching one-handed to avoid oversteering, and accidents. We often see people coming from light wind areas with bad high-wind technique. And this means that they put everyone else at risk. If you see a newcomer attempting to launch in a dangerous way, then please tell them the local safe way of doing things.

Kite Tip #2 –  Don’t be an “Enabler”:  Do not be an “Enabler” that means do not help someone get into trouble. Example if someone wants you to help them launch a too large kite in strong wind, then you are helping them get into trouble. So do not do it. Tell them their kite is too big, or Just say No,  

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Maui Weather: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds will be back in full force today reaching 25-30 mph, possibly building up to 35 mph or more at around 2 pm. This is great news.

Wind Forecast: Wind “models” forecast the wind to hit 20 mph today, but as usual it will actually be much higher.

Weather Map: The map shows a big High above the islands, that will be driving trade winds. The Low has almost completely disappeared, so we should experience an unobstructed trade wind flow.

Tides in Kahului:

6:58 AM high 0.83 ft.
12:15 PM low 0.41 ft.
8:09 PM high 2.02 ft.

 

Wind yesterday: The wind speed was higher than we anticipated yesterday. It hit 35 mph at times. The discrepancy was partly because we try not to get overexcited with a first-day-back wind.

Warnings:  …small craft advisory in effect through 6 pm hst friday for strong trade winds…

Rain Radar (Dopler): Not much activity, so mostly rain free today.

Kite Tip: GOSO = Get Out and Stay Out

In Easterly winds the wind at the shoreline is gusty, and kites fall out of the air and crash. Do not stay close to shore when kiting in easterly winds., get out far away from shore to where the good wind is, and then stay Out far from shore until you are ready to come in.

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Maui Weather: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Our Summary: Trade Winds should return today reaching 12-18 mph building up to 25 mph or more at around 2 pm. This is  “first day back” wind, and may start out a little shaky at first. There may be a few clouds and a shower in the afternoon. Let us pray for sunny blue skies that will help the wind.  The wind should become more stable throughout the day. The trades are re-establishing themselves after the disruptive influence of a low to the north that should fully move out of the area later today. The winds should get stronger and more stable over the next few days. 

Weather Map: The map shows the high pressure has reestablished and reorganized into a uniform shape. This sets up a clear pathway for the PGF to operate. The relative position of the isobars tends to indicate a slightly more easterly wind direction, it is nothing too challenging (for the wind), and we can reasonably expect normal trade winds to manifest. 

Wind Forecast: This wind is forecast to blow today. 17-18 mph ENE. Strongest winds after 2pm.

Tides at Kahului:

5:12 AM high 0.91 ft.
11:16 AM low 0.07 ft.
7:10 PM high 2.20 ft.

Rain Radar (Dopler): Not much activity, so mostly rain free today.

Wind Yesterday: Wind was light yesterday.

Kite Tip: It will be a great day for windsports. and we are back on for lessons. First-day-back wind can sometimes be a little unstable, but not always.

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Maui Weather: Monday, May 29, 2017

Our Summary: Winds should be even lighter today reaching 12 mph, maybe a little higher at about 2 pm. The dominant force driving the winds will be the sea-breeze thermal effect. The infrared satellite image shows a circulating low pressure disturbance northeast of the islands that has associated clouds and rain, so we could see some showers later today.

Weather Map: The map shows the islands stuck in the middle of a ridge of high pressure. This means low PGF and light variable winds. As we are slightly off center (slightly south of the center) we will have a slightly favored northerly wind direction, but not very strong.

Wind Yesterday: Winds came up for a while as expected and then died away.

Today’s Tides and Datum – KAHULUI:

Low Tide 12:16 AM HST 0.75 ft
High Tide 4:10 AM HST 1.09 ft
Sunrise 5:44 AM HST  
Moonrise 9:55 AM HST  
Low Tide 10:28 AM HST -0.18 ft
High Tide 6:13 PM HST 2.45 ft
Sunset 7:02 PM HST  
Moonset 11:15 PM HST  

Special Weather Statement: Coastal Flooding 

Coastal flooding is likely through this Memorial Day holiday, due to a combination of elevated sea levels, seasonal king tides and a declining south swell. The flooding is likely to be worst during the evening high tides.

Looking Ahead: Trade winds will return Tuesday, becoming strong towards the weekend. 

Today’s Tip: Save our Sand  Be thankful when walking on the sand, it is disappearing at an alarming rate, due to a legacy of sand mining, and shoreline erosion. Our best chance at preservation of beaches lies with replenishing lost sands with local “native” sand. Unfortunately our island (beach quality) sand supplies are being exported to Oahu for concrete. This has to stop and local Maui sand should be kept on Maui and only used for the best purposes. There is a petition you can sign to urge the mayor to stop the exports. Learn about this issue and ask the authorities to step in and protect our Maui sand.

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Maui Weather: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Our Summary: Winds should be light again today reaching 12-15 mph, maybe a little higher at about 2 pm. The dominant force driving the winds will be the sea-breeze thermal effect. So expect winds to be NNE side-onshore. There will be good SUP conditions early, and Great surfing conditions on the South shore. There is a slightly smaller King Tide bringing a very high high-tide late today. Take care this Memorial day weekend, as “celebrations” continue, Picnics, fishing and other and beach activities will be increased. 

 Weather Map: The weather map shows a corrupted isobars in the vicinity of the islands influenced by a dissipating broken cold front.

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Tides Today in Kahului:

3:23 AM high 1.20 ft.
9:46 AM low -0.49 ft.
5:20 PM high 2.59 ft.

Weather Data Kahului:

Type   Value Time #
Wind HI 6 mph 1:54 AM 14
Wind LO 0 mph 12:35 AM 14
Wind Gust HI 5 mph   7
Wind Gust LO 0 mph 12:35 AM 7
Air Temp HI 72 °F 12:54 AM 14
Air Temp LO 64 °F 5:05 AM 14
Pressure HI 1016 MB 6:54 AM 7
Pressure LO 1015 MB 3:54 AM 7

Wind Yesterday:

Looking Ahead: The wind should stay light and variable this weekend. The beaches will be packed with Picnics and Fishermen. Maybe go surfing south side or do something different.

Today’s Tip: Take Care of the Ocean  Today when you are walking the beaches and exploring the island, spare a thought for the beaches and ocean that we love and enjoy. If you see trash in the water or on the beach please make an effort to take it out and dispose of it properly. The King Tides we are having are shifting a lot of trash and debris around that has been trapped in sand dunes and streams. As it starts moving around we have a chance to see it, grab it, and dispose of it. Think of yourselves as citizen beach protectors and ocean custodians.

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Maui Weather: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Our Summary: Winds should be light today reaching 10 knots, maybe a little higher at about 2pm. winds are mostly sea-breeze thermal winds. So they will be very onshore. This makes for great SUP conditions in the North, and Great surfing conditions on the South shore. There is a King Tide bringing a super high high-tide later today. Take care this Memorial day weekend, as “celebration” and beach activity will increase. 

Wind Speed:

Kanaha 3-8mph NNE, average 8mph NNE

Today’s Tides: High Tide Kahului 4:31 pm 2.76 feet. High Tide Kihei 6:23 pm 2.55 feet.

Sunset: 7:01pm

Surf Conditions: South Shore 4-7 feet, North Shore 1-2 feet.

Kahului Harbor:

High Tide 2:41 AM HST 1.38 ft
Sunrise 5:44 AM HST  
Moonrise 7:51 AM HST  
Low Tide 9:05 AM HST -0.60 ft
High Tide 4:31 PM HST 2.76 ft
Sunset 7:01 PM HST  
Moonset 9:24 PM HST  
Low Tide 11:11 PM HST 0.72 ft

Weather Map: The map shows a bulging trough in the isobars around the islands. This means that we have lost our underlying PGF, and the trade winds have backed off for the time being. We may have some showers and afternoon rains, and muggy conditions. Expect Voggy weather too. You can also see the haphazard orientation of the wind barbs also. This means light variable winds.

Wind Yesterday: The lighter trade-wind/ seabreeze was enough for a few foilboarders on big kites. The wind peaked at about 14-15 mph. It was a beautiful uncrowded beach day at Kanaha.

Looking Ahead: The wind should stay light and variable this weekend. The beaches will be packed with Picnics and Fishermen. Maybe go surfing south side or do something different.

Today’s Kite Tip: Take a break  Today is a good day to do something other than kiting. Rest, Relax, explore, Surf, SUP, or go snorkeling.

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Maui Weather: Friday, May 26, 2017

Our Summary: Winds should be lighter today reaching mid to high teens. The Seabreeze effect will dominate. This will cause the wind to be slightly more onshore than usual. There is a King Tide bringing a super high high-tide later today. Waves are down on the North Shore and Up on the South Shore. Take care as we go into the memorial day weekend, as “celebration” and beach activity will increase. 

Wind Forecast: The Kanaha wind forecast model tables show that winds are expected to average 10 mph today from the NE. Partially cloudy skies and some chance of afternoon showers and small surf.

King Tides Today : 

Kahului

8:26 AM low -0.72 ft.
3:44 PM high 2.78 ft.

Kihei

9:45 AM low -0.39 ft.
5:36 PM high 2.62 ft.

Weather Map: Our Huge Happy High is Blighted by the insidious Low-Pressure North of the islands. This “inter-LOW-per” is putting the brakes on the trade wind, and giving us lighter winds today.

Rain Radar: The rain radar (Dopler) shows mostly clear skies and no significant rain. There could be afternoon showers Mauka (towards the mountain) due to the convective weather pattern.

Cloud Cover: It could be hazy and Voggy, Vog is volcanic haze brought over from the Big Island. Watch the clouds at the mountain-tops today they will look different from clouds we usually get during normal trade-wind conditions. Vog is bad for people with breathing problems, but it makes for nice looking sunsets in Kihei.

Air Temperature: An expected high of 79-82 degrees today possibly reaching higher in town. 

Water Temperature:  Kahului water temp is 78.6 today.

Waves: Waves are expected to be 3 foot wind waves today on the North shore.  A large South-shore swell of 4-6 feet.  Some areas will be significantly smaller due to wave shadowing High surf is expected for south facing shores through Memorial Day weekend.

Sunset in Kahului, HI:  7:00pm

Yesterday’s Wind: Wind direction and strength was good yesterday with many people using larger that usual kites and sails. The wind started dropping in the afternoon.

Looking Ahead: The wind should be light this weekend with variable winds. Memorial Day Weekend the beaches will be packed with Picnics and Fishermen, so avoid kiting at crowded places. Maybe take the weekend off from kiting and go surfing south side or do something different. All the usual “kite” spots will be full of other types of beach users so please give them their space to enjoy the beach and avoid any problems.

Today’s Kite Tip: Avoid Crowded Beaches  There will be picnics and fishermen on most beaches today. Avoid Crowded spots, launch far away from people and avoid people who are fishing or swimming

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Maui Weather: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Our Summary: Winds should be strong trades today reaching mid-twenties. the wind should be slightly more onshore today from the NNE. and there is a King Tide bring a super high high-tide today. Watch out for huge shorebreak and high reaching wave runup in the afternoon. There is a chance of more passing showers today especially along the north shore.

Wind Forecast: The wind forecast model tables show that winds are expected to average 15 mph today from the NE. Partially cloudy skies and smaller surf.

Weather Map: The map shows our huge ocean-wide high-pressure system morphing. The High’s center is shifting southward, and there is a low developing north of the islands that is doing two things; weakening our pressure gradient which will weaken our winds,  and bend our isobars which will make the winds more northerly today.

Warnings: There is a Small Craft Advisory (SCA) in effect until Thursday morning. 

Special Weather Statement: Coastal flooding is anticipated over the next several days along all shores of the Hawaiian Islands, due to record level spring (king) tides. Impacts will include beach flooding and standing water on roadways and low-lying areas near the coast through the weekend.

Today’s Tides: King Tides expected today watch out for super high tide.

7:48 AM low -0.70 ft.
2:59 PM high 2.73 ft.
9:19 PM low 0.56 ft.

King Tides: The highest high Tides of the year are experienced in Summer. King Tides are expected Thursday and Friday. This combined with high predicted swell could cause problems and property damage along shorelines, with higher than usual wave “run up”, and aggravated erosion problems. Possibly affecting shoreline properties and roads. Please take care.

Air Temperature: An expected high of 78 degrees today possibly reaching 84 in town. (Sea breezes will be cooling the air temperature directly at the beach).

Water Temperature:  78.8

Cloud Cover: Partially cloudy skies are expected, with some showers may come through today. The rain radar shows some activity along the north shore.

Waves: Waves are expected to be 5-6 foot wind waves today more northerly.  A large South-shore swell is 2-3 feet and rising Friday and peaking Saturday at 4-7 feet.  Some areas will be significantly smaller due to wave shadowing High surf is expected for south facing shores through Memorial Day weekend.

Sunset in Kahului, HI:  7:00pm

Yesterday’s Wind: Wind direction yesterday was steady throughout the day, with the sunny conditions helping things. Winds peaked around 2pm with gusts reaching 35mph as expected.

Looking Ahead: The wind should start to lighten up towards the upcoming weekend with variable winds. Memorial Day Weekend the beaches will be packed with Picnics and Fishermen, so avoid kiting at crowded places. Maybe take the weekend off from kiting and go surfing south side or do something different. All the usual “kite” spots will be full of other types of beach users so please give them their space to enjoy the beach and avoid any problems.

Today’s Kite Tip: Lock up Your Gear  There has been an increase in vehicle break-ins at Kanaha Beach lately. Many cars are being broken into or entered illegally. So please take care. Do not leave valuables in your car, do not leave your doors unlocked even for a minute. Do not hide your keys in obvious places, and do not leave your windows cracked. It is best to take a spare key with you when kiting. 

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Aloha, Have fun and be Safe out there.


Maui Weather: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Winds should be strong trades today reaching high-twenties to the low-thirties and will be filled in early with a great angle that makes launching and landing easier. We expect winds to be stronger than the model tables indicate. 

Forecast Tables: The Wind is forecast to be 16-17 mph from the NE today.

Weather Map: The map shows a giant “conglomerated” High covering most of the northern pacific, which is generating our trade winds. There is a weakening cold front northwest of Kauai.

Warnings: There is a Small Craft Advisory (SCA) in effect until Thursday morning.

Today’s Tides: A very nice High-high Tide today of 2.58 feet at 2:15 pm

7:12 AM low -0.58 ft.
2:15 PM high 2.58 ft.
8:28 PM low 0.54 ft.

King Tides: The highest high Tides of the year are experienced in Summer. King Tides are expected Thursday and Friday. This combined with high predicted swell could cause problems and property damage along shorelines, with higher than usual wave “run up”, and aggravated erosion problems. Possibly affecting shoreline properties and roads. Please take care.

Air Temperature: An expected high of 79 degrees today possibly reaching 84 in town. (Sea breezes will be cooling the air temperature directly at the beach).

Water Temperature:  

Kahului
Maui Island
78.8
(05/24/2017 16:48 UTC)

Cloud Cover: Partially cloudy skies are expected, with some showers mostly passing by north of Maui. The rain radar is mostly clear.

Waves: Waves are expected to be 4-6 feet today shifting more northerly.  A large South-shore swell is expected to arrive late Thursday peak Friday thru Saturday. maybe a high surf advisory for south facing shores through Memorial Day weekend.

Sunset in Kahului, HI:  7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (HST)

Yesterday’s Wind: Wind yesterday was broken up by several rain showers. The morning session was slightly gusty due to cloudiness, and then a larger rain squall shut down the wind for a while, then the sun broke through and the wind came back for the afternoon session.

Looking Ahead: The wind should start to lighten up towards the upcoming weekend.

Today’s Kite Tip: Please respect the 11 o’clock Rule  Yesterday someone broke the 11 o’clock rule, launching early. This is the sort of thing that ruins it for everyone. The community shares the ocean resource, and this includes fishermen who accommodate the kiters. When fishermen and divers see kiters launching before 11 and disrespecting the rules it makes all kiters look bad. This always causes problems for the kiters. Last time this started happening we lost a huge area of Kanaha when the DOBOR buoyed off a giant swim zone because of 1 disrespectful kiter. 

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Aloha, Have fun and be Safe out there.


Maui Weather: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Winds should be strong today reaching the mid-thirties, and will be filled in early with a great angle that makes launching and landing easier.  

Wind Forecast Tables: Winds are forecast to be 21-24 mph today, The trend is for winds to build throughout the day, getting strong early. There is a good side onshore direction helping to stabilize the wind and make it less gusty.

Wave Action Today: We should have some good waves still yet from the last swell, 5-7 foot at times. as the tide rises the best waves will shift around. The shore break will be strong as the tide gets high, so be careful of the runup, and take care when entering and exiting the water.

Weather Map Analysis: The map shows a huge humungous 1039mb (strong) High-pressure system dominating the eastern pacific north of the islands, and driving strong northerly trade winds. As the High progresses eastward the winds will weaken and turn more easterly in the next days. There is an occluded front slightly northwest of the islands. 

Warnings: There is a Small Craft Advisory (SCA) in effect until Thursday morning.

Today’s Tides: A very nice High Tide today of 2.32 feet at 1:30 pm.

6:38 AM low -0.39 ft.
1:32 PM high 2.32 ft.
7:35 PM low 0.56 ft.

Yesterday’s Wind: Wind hit 34 mph several times during the day, and while the wind was up and down quite a bit, it remained blowing from a constant direction.

Today’s Kite Tip #1: Take care when launching and landing, with high tides the beaches are getting narrower, and kites tend to pile up. So please move your kite away from the waters edge after landing. Also please wind up your lines when not actively launching. The area close to the water should remain clear for launching and landing. 

Today’s Kite Tip #2: Do not land your kite to just anyone. Make sure that you have the attention (and permission) of the person catching your kite. Just because someone is standing on the beach does not mean that they can, will, or want to catch your kite. When coming in, whistle first, and pat your head as a signal you would like a catch, and then you must wait for a response and a clear signal that someone will catch your kite./ otherwise go around and try again later. Too many people are crashing their kites onto unwilling persons they assume will catch their kites (but may be doing other things). Remember you should always be abe to self-land on the water or uncrowded part of the beach.  

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Maui Weather: Monday, May 22, 2017

Winds should be stronger today reaching the thirties, and will be filled in early with a great angle that makes launching and landing easier.  

Wind Forecast: The wind is forecast to build during the day and reach 20-24mph peaking at about 2pm. This is our typical summer trade wind pattern.

Surf Conditions: There is a NW Swell that will bring some fun waves peaking today so get out there and ride some while they last.

Cloud Cover: Partially cloudy skies should give way to sun. When cloudy it get a little chilly out there, maybe wear a shortie or hotskin.

Todays Tides: There is a nice high tide in the middle of the ride session today. Good news for foilboarders.

6:07 AM low -0.16 ft.
12:50 PM high 2.00 ft.
6:41 PM low 0.60 ft.

Weather Map: Our old High pressure has finally moved away and we now welcome our new 1034mb High-pressure system coming in from the North West. It is strong and symmetrical and it is preceded by a cold front which might give us some rain. But this High will bring stronger tradewinds from a more northerly direction for the next few days.

Today’s Kite Tips: 

Tip #1 – Have a Plan! Do not launch your kite unless you have a plan of where you are going, and where you are going to land, how you are going to self-land, and what you are going to do when you have a breakdown. Do not rely on other people saving you. If you do not have a plan then get a lesson and learn how to be independent. We are seeing way too many underskilled people getting themselves into trouble because they cannot manage themselves or their gear.  

Tip #2 – Have the right Gear:  Today is going to be very windy because it is summer people, that means strong winds every day. So do not put off buying that smaller kite. You will use it a lot. Go to the Naish Pro center and get a great deal on a new or used kite. Safe Kiting means always using the correct kite size for the conditions. Riding overpowered in bad for you and other people too. 

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our faceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. (Don’t forget to hit the Like button too.) 

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

Aloha, Have fun and be Safe out there.


Maui Weather: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Winds should be similar to yesterday, only slightly stronger. Yesterday’s wind struggled early on because of persistent cloud which eventually gave way to blue skies. Today’s weather will be similar so let’s pray for blue skies and clean wind.  We are expecting winds 20-25 mph, maybe getting up to 25-30mph in the afternoon. The wind has started stirring early in the day and has already started pushing from the NE since before sunrise. This is a good sign. The vector models show the wind flow hitting our island at a better angle today which should get things moving in the right direction (literally). 

Watches and Warnings: Small Craft Advisory…windiest coasts and channels around Maui County and the Big Island

Wind Forecast Tables: The forecast tables show a nice trending wind building before noon and peaking early afternoon. Winds forecast to be 16-17 mph. and a slight chance of showers in the afternoon the wind’s direction should be more side-onshore than the previous few days. This means that the wind should start up a little more early.

The Weather Map: Our isobars are widening, and that means that our PGF (Pressure Gradient Force) is getting lower. The PGF is the underlying force that drives our wind. And we are close to the center of the ridge (the orange zig-zag line) which has implications for wind direction. If you see the wind barbs (arrows) north of the islands, you can see the wind direction all messed up. The big Low looming to the NW has gale-force winds circulating around it that should be generating some swell for us in the coming days (yay).

Today’s Tides: In Hawaii we have a semi-diurnal tide, which usually has two highs and two lows per day. On this blog, we tend to only show the two tides that occur during the ride session, but it is interesting and informative to look at the bigger tide picture too. Here are today’s tides for Kahului;

5:38 AM low 0.09 ft.
12:08 PM high 1.63 ft.
5:40 PM low 0.66 ft.

Air Temperature: We are expecting a High of 79 degrees today.

Water Temperature: (SST sea surface Temperature): 

Kahului Maui 78.8(05/21/2017 14:48 UTC)

Surf Conditions: The current south-southwest swell will produce moderate surf along most south facing shores early in the new week. South swell energy will persist Tuesday through Thursday. North shore surf is expected to be about 2 ft this morning increasing later in the day. A moderate northwest swell is expected to arrive late today and peak Monday.

Hurricane Season: The 2017 Central Pacific hurricane season begins June 1st.

Today’s Kite Tips: There has been a lot of Divers out in the mornings, many have orange flags and tow buoys, but not all. Keep a look out of these guys, and stay well clear of them. DO not even fly your kite over their heads. Also be aware of line fishermen too, who usually have favorite spots. Take Care when close to shore and Stay away from swimmers (Example at Ka’a Point). If people are swimming you should stay away. The first 200 feet of the ocean close to shore is generally designated for ingress egress only (state law) so as “vessels” we should be traveling at slow-no-wake speed only. When launching and landing: never launch and land over anyone’s heads. It is your responsibility to maintain a proper lookout, and avoid other water users.

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our faceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. (Don’t forget to hit the Like button too.) 

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

Aloha and Have a happy and Safe day out there.


Weather Forecast: Sat May 20 2017

Winds should be similar to yesterday, only more better. This should be due in part to the wind’s angle being more favorable for our “island venturi” which helps to accelerate our trade winds. It is reasonable to expect steady winds 20-25 mph. 

Current Wind: 9:30am 11-20mph avg 16mph NE.

Today’s Kite Tip: Today will be a great day to learn almost anything, so come and get a lesson. Advanced riders can try the Directional Board or take a foil board lesson with David Dorn. *Take care when foiling or trying tricks because many areas will be extremely shallow today.

The Wind Forecast is calling for 11-12 mph winds (lol), but we know that it will be way better than that. The forecast table below shows the wind trend, the trend is for winds to build by noon and peak at 2pm and hold till sunset.

The Wind Prediction: We predict the wind based on our own interpretation of the forecast wind tables, and other factors, like the “Kanaha Observed Deviation” or Forecast factor (see below). This gives us an adjusted expectation of the expected wind which is what we do daily (sometimes hourly).

Forecast Factor: There is a consistent difference (deviation) between the forecast wind at Kanaha and the actual “observed” wind. This can be up to 30-50 percent differential. The observed wind is generally 30-50 more than the forecast wind. Example; yesterday was calling for 8-9 and ended up being 15-19mph.

Kahului Tides Today:

11:22 AM high 1.27 ft.
4:27 PM low 0.70 ft.

Rain Radar report: The Dopler Rain radar is showing mostly clear.

Yesterday’s Winds: Yesterday we got more wind than we bargained for. We are there ready to catch the action, and we got a great day of kiting. Our students were super stoked. The top gusts were almost 30mph with the wind was averaging around 20 mph from noon onwards. The direction was perfect side onshore making for one of the steadiest winds we have had in weeks.

Weather Map: We see that the weather map is dominated by a strong (1028mb) High-pressure NE of the islands which is driving our tradewinds. We are under the elongated western ridge of the system which s causing lighter than normal trade winds. and our relative position to the system center is aligning the isobars diagonally which will tilt our winds slightly eastward. Far NNW of the islands is a strong Low with gale force winds which might produce some nice NE swell in the coming days.

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our faceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. (Don’t forget to hit the Like button too.) 

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 280-7060

Aloha and Happy Winds.


Weather Forecast: May 19 2017

Light variable winds are expected today. So most people will not try to kiteboard, but if it is windy we will go!! Big Kites and Big Boards should be expected. Maybe the wind will only blow for a short time, it usually peaks around 2pm.

Kite Tips: expect to ride 1 or 2 kite sizes larger than yesterday. Expect low tides and shallow water.  If curious about kite-foilboarding book a lesson with David at ActionsportsMaui. 

Here is the Wind at 7:36 am: (LOL)

Weather Map: The map shows the eastward progression of the weakening High pressure is putting us in a lighter wind zone. The up-kick of the isobars makes the wind more easterly, and the relative position of the approaching Low is choking off the tradewinds. We should see the thermal winds taking a larger role in the island winds today, making for a lighter onshore sea-breeze type wind.

Maui Tides Today:

2017/05/19 Fri 10:16 AM 0.94 H
2017/05/19 Fri 2:47 PM 0.68 L

Wind Forecast Tables: The wind forecast shows light and variables. As you know the forecast usually significantly-under-reports the true expected wind (but not always).

Rain Radar report: The Dopler Rain radar is mostly clear.

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our faceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. (Don’t forget to hit the Like button too.)  ActionSportsMaui Facebook Page

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are still on if we have wind today. +1 (808) 280-7060

Aloha and Happy Winds.


Weather Forecast: May 18 2017

Lighter winds are expected today and the possibility of showers. Right now it is sunny in Kihei and on the North Shore. Winds are forecast to be 8-9mph but probably will be in the high teens maybe stronger at times. If it gets rainy expect squally weather with short lives wind variations in strength and direction. For many people, a reduction in wind strength will be a welcome relief. 

Wind Forecast: The models show lighter easterly winds and some showers, and some northwesterly swells.

Weather Map: The map shows the High slipping steadily eastward, and turning our isobars upward towards the ridge. This means winds turning more easterly and offshore. this means some gustiness, and offshore wind line are likely. The approaching ridge will weaken our winds today. There is a cold front approaching that will likely bring rain, but not just yet.

Tides Today: The Tides in Kahului are High at 7:41 am 0.74 ft, the Low Tide at 12:43pm will be 0.53 feet. So not much water over the reef today. Yesterday I was bumping rocks with my foil close to shore and in shallow areas so take care.

Today’s Tips for the Weatherwise: Today we will see some bigger kites being used, and maybe some more foilboarders. Today might be a good day to try foilboarding or get a foilboard lesson. However, you must drag way out to deeper water first. Newcomers and Visitors, it is a good idea to check in with the locals to find out where the shallow areas are before you go out. And never dive head-first into the water, wear a helmet too.

Aloha and good winds.


Weather Forecast: May 17 2017

Another windy day expected with some strong gusts, the wind should abate slightly and turn more onshore. Winds are expected (forecast) to be “18 mph” But we know that is will actually be far stronger in the 25mph+ range. The is a chance of rain in the afternoon. Skies are expected to be slightly cloudy in the morning which puts a bit of a damper on the wind. The wind angle looks better than yesterday which should bring the wind-line closer to shore, and help the wind fill in all the way to the beach. Looking Ahead the winds are forecast to drop even more becoming lighter and maybe variable winds later in the week. So today might be the last strong wind day for a little while. The NWS HNL has canceled the Small Craft Advisory. Doppler Radar shows some small showers on windward shores mostly toward Hana.  Infrared Satellite images show some broken cloud cover moving across the state. 

Today’s Kite Tip: When launching in easterly winds, try to launch more “downwind” on the westerly parts of the beaches where the best wind will be. The right-hand ends of all of the beaches will have the gustiest winds.

Weather Map Interpretation:  On the map, I can see the isobars flattening which is good news for wind angle. And wind angle has everything to do with wind quality. We are also sliding toward a ridge of high pressure which will cause our winds to gradually decrease. An occluded front situated to the west which will be a problem if it gets too close, potentially killing our wind and bringing rain.

Yesterday’s wind: (see yesterday’s graph here) was not as gusty as the day before but it had stronger winds peaking at 45 mph. Most people sat on the beach and watched the people with small kites go out and take their chances. Anyone launching a larger kite yesterday was taking big risks with safety. Of course, we canceled our kiteboarding lessons.

Kahului Tides: Low 11:24 am 0.32 ft, High 7:58pm 1.89 ft.

Kihei/Maalaea Bay Tides: Low 12:43 pm 0.17 ft, High 9:50pm 1.77 ft.

Live Wind Report: Don’t forget to Tune Into our Live Daily Weather Report from Kitebeach at 10:3o am, on our Facebook Page.

Aloha and Have a Windy Day.


Weather Forecast: May 16 2017

Another windy day with some strong gusts, yesterday was gustier than expected, making it tough going for beginners. Hopefully, the wind will settle down a bit today, with the movement of the isobars, and generally clearing skies. However the real wind gauge is already showing strong gusts over 35mph, and the doppler radar still shows some shower activity so please take care out there. As we say here in the islands: “If in doubt, don’t go out!”.

Forecast Tables: As you can see from the forecast table below, the direction of the arrows is more “downward pointing” which means more northerly wind. This is an hourly forecast table which gives you an idea of the wind progression throughout the day, with winds peaking between noon and 2pm. This is a forecast model based on statistical analysis, but variations in rain/clouds will have an overriding effect also. You can see from the “Sky” icons that we are expecting partly cloudy skies which means some gustiness is expected. The last line of the table gives a look ahead for the coming days, and the winds are expected to drop. Maybe that is good news for many people who would prefer lighter more manageable winds.

Today’s Tides: High at 10:40 am  0.12 ft, and Low at 6:54 1.95 ft.

Weather Map: My Analysis, the easterly movement of the Dominant High-pressure system mean that we will receive strong winds today but be diminishing slightly over the next days due to a reduced PGF, and a closer proximity to a HP ridge.  A Low near the Aleutian Islanlooksiks like it has the potential to e generate some swell for the near future too. There is a Cold front far far west of the islands too far away to influence us just yet, but might bring some weather changes next week. 

Wind Update:  The Actual Wind at Kanaha Beach at 8am Was 19-36 mph, so take care out there!


Weather Forecast: May 15 2017

Another windy day with some strong gusts and a chance of showers. The rain radar shows some shower activity on the windward sides of the island today mostly in the Hana area. Rain should be rare, and skies clear to partly cloudy. We have some surf possible with east facing shores getting the brunt of an easterly swell. Wind should be slightly easterly but strong.  

Kite Tips: Make sure that you have the correct kite size, and anticipate winds building during the day and peaking around three pm. Also, make sure that you have a downwind exit plan as easterly winds will make returning to the launch spot more difficult.

My review of the weather map: A Strong 1035mb High-pressure system to the NE of the islands, is creating a strong trade wind flow. The isobars are curving upward at the western part of the island chain so this means slightly easterly winds, Expect winds to be ENE. Easterly winds can be stronger than NE winds due to a compounding venturi effect.

Tides:  Kahului: Low Tide 10:07 am -0.04 ft, and High at 6 pm 2.05 ft. Kihei: 11:26 am -0.02 ft, High 7:56 pm 1.93ft

 


Weather Forecast: May 14 2017

Another windy day with some strong gusts and a chance of showers. The rain radar shows some passing showers on the windward sides of the island today. Rain and clouds can make the wind vary a lot. Each passing cloud can bring showers and changes the wind in a cyclical way. So watch for changes in the sky. Sunny and blue skies are best. Sunny = Steady winds, Cloudy = gusty winds. We have low tides in the middle of the day and a late high tide.  

My review of the weather map: A uniform looking High-pressure system north and east of the Islands will provide strong trade winds and relatively good weather. The immediately visible feature of this high is that it is very square-shaped. This means that it has a flattened bottom side which is the one affecting our local winds. This has implications for wind direction and local wind strength.

My review of the Wind Forecast: Wind is forecast to be easterly 21 mph around noon, but we all know that that will be an understatement. True actual wind speeds will reach low to mid thirties, and some gusts could be stronger. Yesterday the strongest gust was 41 mph.  M

My review of the Wind Forecast: looks like strong wind again. yellows and oranges are good for windsports. Make sure you have the correct sail sizes and kite sizes. If you do not already know how to sail in strong winds over 25 knots then get a lesson. Wind forecasts are models built on statistics and models. Actual winds can vary greatly and differ from the forecast model. Typically we should expect winds 30% stronger than the forecast. I would expect the stronger wind gusts today to be exceeding 30-35 mph. 

Here are today’s Tides for Kahului Harbor:

9:38 AM low -0.17 ft.
5:14 PM high 2.16 ft.

Here is how the wind was yesterday (windy but very gusty):

*Note the 45 mph gust at 2 pm (sheesh).

Tune into our Live Wind Report on our Facebook Page:

Live Daily at 10:30 am

https://www.facebook.com/actionsports.maui/

 


Weather Forecast: May 13 2017

We are expecting good weather and stronger winds today. The High-pressure system to our northeast is perfectly positioned to align our isobars slightly more horizontally. This means side-shore winds and less gusty conditions. 

 

Expect the wind-line to come in a little earlier today.

WIND SPEED FORECAST:

These are the forecast wind speeds for Kanaha, but our true winds usually exceed these numbers, expect strong winds and bring your small kites!!

 

Here are today’s tides for Kahului harbor:

 

 

 

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