Maui Webcams to plan your day
How to be your own weather forecaster in Hawaii –
webcams you can count on.
The ancient Hawaiians were master navigators and weather forecasters. After all, it was they that successfully read the waves, wind and clouds to sail the ocean blue and make Hawaii what it is today. Now you can be your own Kilo Hoku (a Hawaiian weather and star reader with the ultimate power of greenlighting an excursion) by using webcams from across the island to monitor the latest weather.
A Word about Maui’s Microclimates
Did you know that Maui is one of the most diverse places on earth in terms of climates. Here you can stand in a place that receives less than 14 inches of rain a year and look across the island to a rainforest that receives over 300 inches of rain in a year. And that’s not even counting the difference of climate you can experience going from the beach in Wailea to the shivery rare air of Haleakala.
So let’s say you love where you’re at but you’re ready to explore more of what Maui has to offer. Turn to these webcams to scout the weather wherever you’re headed – so that your time in a paradise is always just how you like it.
This camera looks out over the Makena Beach and Golf Resort at Maluaka Beach in Makena. Watch Kai Kanani load passengers for snorkel and sailing trips in South Maui.
Live view of the Wailea area from Gannon’s outdoor dining terrace. From their website “Voted one of Open Table’s Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America, diners enjoy Chef Beverly Gannon’s award-winning food on a casual outdoor lanai featuring panoramic ocean views and spectacular sunsets.”
The Ulua Beach webcam, which is located atop top of the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort, overlooks the beautiful Wailea Beach on the south end of Maui. The HD live streaming webcam is fully controllable.
Enjoy live Wailea, Maui webcam views of Molokini Crater from Kai Kanani Sailing Charter’s retail location in the Wailea Gateway Plaza.
From their website: “Kihei is loaded with beautiful beaches, great golfing, beach volleyball, and lots of places to enjoy the sun and water. Take, for example, the popular Charlie Young Beach. It’s a perfect spot to lounge the day away and then catch a bit of the South Shore nightlife or grab a tasty bite to eat.”
Charley Young Beach and Kamaole Beach 1 are popular Kihei beaches for boogie boarding and sunbathing. There is ample parking and showers available for a nice, sand and salt cleansing rinse before you get back in your car.
Situated on Keawakapu beach in South Kihei is the Mana Kai Resort. This resort feautures a nice lawn area with shade as well as public parking. Walk along this mile long stretch of beach, snorkel, paddleboard or just play in the water
The Maui Sunseeker webcam is situated in North Kihei and is one of the few cameras that allow you to change the view. From their website: “You will be able to choose from several different preset views. This will automatically focus the webcam on the islands of Kahoolawe and Lanai as well as viewing the West Maui Mountains, Ma’alaea Harbor and Sugar Beach.”
From their website: “Mounted on top of Sugar Beach Resort, this cam looks down on one of the longest beaches on Maui at more than 5 miles. Enjoy Maui sunsets, sight breaching whales, and watch snorkelers chasing fish up and down the coast. During regatta season, you can see Kihei Canoe Club preparing for their weekend races and on a windy day, you can see kite surfers right in front.”
Check out this popular surf spot or watch the traffic flow on this West Side webcam
This camera is Situated on top of Cheeseburger in Paradise on world famous Front Street in Lahaina. This restaurant is famous for it’s burgers, mai tais and beautiful ocean views
From their website: “Mounted on the Lahaina Fish Company & Lahaina Galleries roof top, this webcam offers great views of the harbor, restaurants, shops, bars and art galleries in downtown Lahaina. For our water enthusiasts, check the conditions at the popular surf spot, Ship Wreck.”
From their website: “This view from the top of historic “Black Rock” features the extensive stretch of Kaanapali Beach fronting the hotel with views to neighboring Lanai. Our Maui beach cam provides breathtaking views of Kaanapali Beach and is available 24 hours a day!”
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa live web-cam pans atop of the Westin Beach Tower. Enjoy the captivating view of Ka’anapali Beach, Pacific Ocean and the beautiful island of Lana’i and Moloka’i.
The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas located on the North side of Black Rock provide you with a multitude of views of surf and sun, including breathtaking Kaanapali Beach.
The Napili Sunset Resort cam offers wide views of beautiful Napili Bay. “Napili Bay is well known for its golden sand, great snorkeling, gentle surf, and wonderful sunsets.”
One of our favorite Westside webcams is located at the Maui Sands Condominium. You will see various views throughout the day while listening to gentle Hawaiian melodies. Keep an eye out for Humpback whales during the mornings December through April.
Live cam at the Plantation Course at Kapula with views of Molokai in the distance. This camera is always fun to watch during the Huyndai Tournament of Champions held in January. The Plantation Course continues to be ranked #1 in Hawaii and #17 in America’s Top 100 Public Courses by Golf Digest
The Pier One cam overlooks Maui’s industrial port. It is safe to say that if it didn’t come in on a plane, it passed through Pier One. Catch views of the paddlers preparing for the regattas early in the morning, scout for good surf and even check the conditions along Maui’s North Shore.
From their website: “This webcam looks out over the water in front of Kanaha Beach Park. During the winter when the North swells come in to Maui, the break called Lowers can be seen. If it’s windy (and after 11am), the ocean will be filled with windsurfers and kiters. With light winds, look for the surfers and stand up paddlers… “
If you know what time your friends or family will be flying you can watch them board their helicopter at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. From their website “Blue Hawaiian has been Hawaii’s air-tour leader for over 25 years and is the only helicopter company serving all four major Hawaiian Islands.”
The Sprecks cam looks west over the Sprecks break out towards the West Maui mountains. You’ll see lots of great water sport activities on this cam – windsurfing, kitesurfing, standup paddling plus lots of boogie boarding and beach goers in the beach break…
Check the surf at Pa’ia Bay on Maui’s north shore right in front of the Pa’ia Youth and Cultural Center. From their website “Our mission is to provide a safe place emotionally and physically for the youth of Pa’ia and surrounding communities which offers a variety of social, educational, cultural, vocational, and recreational activities.”
This great beach is located on Maui’s North Shore on the road to Hana. Some of the best surf out there can be found here during the winter months. Popular spot for local water enthusiasts and visitors alike.”
This is a view of the 6th hole at the Pukalani Country Club Golf Course in Upcountry Maui. From their website “Set in the gentle hillsides of “Up-Country” Maui, Pukalani Country Club overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers breath-taking panoranic views of the Valley Isle of Maui.”
Did we miss any of your favorite Maui Webcams? Let us know and we will add it to the list.
Source used for Hawaiian info in this blog – http://www.pvs-hawaii.com/navigation/hawaiian_nav.htm