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April 30, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 118 Cases (84 O‘ahu, 14 Maui, 5 Hawai‘i Island, 12 Kaua‘i, 3 Out-of-State)

The state Department of Health reports that there were 118 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Friday, including 84 on O‘ahu, 14 on Maui, five on Hawai‘i Island, 12 on Kaua‘i, and three in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state. There were a total of 1,145 cases logged over the past two weeks, 186 of them in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino Takes Action on Unkempt Private Parcel Adjacent to Kahului Harbor

“If the landlord fails to bring this property into compliance by the end May, Maui County will deploy employees or an assigned representative to remove waste, trash, and derelict vehicles from the property. Taxpayers should know that cost of clean-up will be billed to the landowner. Failure to pay the bill within 30 days will result in filing of a lien.”

Youth Football Cluster Identified: 7 on Maui and 6 on O‘ahu Test Positive for COVID-19

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is urging anyone who attended a recent youth football tournament on the mainland to get tested for COVID-19 and to quarantine. Teams involved in the Pylon Mecca 7v7 tournament played games in Utah and Nevada.

Love The Sea’s Cleanup Recovers 4,700 lbs of Plastic Debris from Kahakuloa, Maui

Maui nonprofit Love The Sea embarked on a Hard to Reach “H2R” coastal cleanup of Kahakuloa on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. During the half-day cleanup, volunteers recovered 4,700 pounds of plastic pollution from a four-mile stretch of Maui’s northwest coastline.

Wags to Riches: Maui Shelter Dogs Spend the Night at Luxury Resorts

Maui Humane Society will be sending shelter animals from the doghouse to the penthouse as the top fundraisers will earn a VIP night with a shelter dog at Four Seasons Resort Maui, Fairmont Kea Lani and Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.

Citizen Science Project At Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge are partnering to support the Chronolog project, a nation-wide citizen science project that encourages visitors to document natural changes throughout the refuge.

Maui Crime April 18-24, 2021: Burglaries, Break-ins, Thefts

The percentage of burglary cases did not change from the week before when six incidents were also reported. Vehicle thefts decreased 62 percent from the week before when eight incidents were reported. Vehicle break-ins decreased 17 percent from the week before when six incidents were reported.

4 Maui COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics on Saturday; J&J in Pukalani

There are four COVID-19 vaccine clinics offered at various pop-up sites around Maui on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu Retires After 35 Years of Service

On Friday, April 30, 2021, at 4:30 p.m., after more than 35 years of dedicated service, Chief of Police Tivoli Faaumu will have concluded his career with the Maui Police Department.

Three Men Arrested at Kahului Airport for Alleged Quarantine Violations

Three men were arrested at Kahului Airport on Wednesday for alleged quarantine violations. Among those arrested were two California men and a man from Oʻahu.

Hawai‘i 2021 Legislative Session Adjourns

In a year overshadowed by COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers restore funding to critical social service and education programs, adopt structural and regulatory reforms

Maui COVID-19 Cluster Report Shows Cases in Food, Travel and Social Gathering Sectors

There are 13 COVID-19 clusters identified in Maui County, according to an updated report issued today, Thursday, April 29, 2021. This includes: nine in the travel/lodging/tourism sector, two at food suppliers, and two from social gatherings.

BREAKING: Maui Post-Arrival Testing and Inter-County Travel FAQs

What you need to know about Maui Post-Arrival Testing and Inter-County Travel: Requirements differ between trans-Pacific travelers and those who are in Hawaiʻi and plan to travel to Maui from another county.

April 29, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 122 Cases (79 O‘ahu, 26 Maui, 4 Hawai‘i Island, 6 Kaua‘i, 7 Out-of-State); 1 Death on Kaua‘i

The state Department of Health reports that there were 122 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Thursday, including 79 on O‘ahu, 26 on Maui, four on Hawai‘i Island, six on Kaua‘i, and seven in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state. There were a total of 1,116 cases logged over the past two weeks, 189 of them in Maui County.

Maui MMA Fighter Riley Dutro Upcoming Fight

Maui’s Riley “The Perfect Storm” Dutro takes on Iowa’s Eric Shelton in an upcoming event on Saturday, May 8 at 1 p.m. HST. Dutro makes his Caged Aggression XXXI debut and is looking for his 15th professional win.

Under SCR44, Hawai‘i Becomes First State to Declare “Climate Emergency”

With the passage of SCR44, Hawaiʻi becomes the first state to declare a Climate Emergency. Previously Hawaiʻi and Maui County Councils declared a climate emergency in 2019.

Maui County Charter Commission Seeks Input from Hāmākua, East Maui and Kahikinui Communities

The Maui County Charter Commission is seeking input from members of the Hāmākua, East Maui and Kahikinui communities at its next scheduled virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021.

HB613 Allocates Federal Funds for Critical Public School Projects, Teacher Bonuses

The bill allocates moneys received by the state from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund and the American Rescue Plan Act to areas where local schools are lacking the most.

Hawaiian Electric Celebrates Century of Service in Maui County

In commemoration of 100 years of serving its customers and communities on Maui, Moloka‘i, and Lāna‘i, Hawaiian Electric is recognizing 21 non-profit organizations across the county with a total contribution of over $11,000.

MEO and Maui Immigration Services Offer Citizenship Classes Set for May 15, 22

Maui Economic Opportunity and Maui Immigration Services are jointly offering a two-session citizenship class at MEO classrooms in Wailuku from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 15 and 22.

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Maui Surf Forecast for May 04, 2021

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Photo Credit: Steven Mark

Shores Today Wednesday
Surf Surf
North Facing 3-5 2-4 2-4 2-4
West Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
East Facing 1-3 1-3 2-4 3-5

Swell Summary

Surf will remain well below high surf advisory levels along all shores this week. The current northwest swell will continue to slowly decline today, and hold at below season averages for the rest of the week. Trade wind wave swell energy will rebuild Wednesday and Thursday as a direct result of restrengthening trades. Low background southern hemisphere swell energy will maintain small south shore surf through the week. Higher south southwest swell energy arriving in a couple of days will provide a minor boost to southern shore surf.


am        pm  

Surf: Minimal surf (ankle or less) for the morning with a knee to thigh high ENE short period wind swell filling in during the afternoon with occasional waist sets.

Conditions: Semi clean/textured in the morning with ESE winds 10-15mph. Sideshore/choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 15-20mph.


am        pm  


Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SSW. Glassy conditions are expected for the late day with NW winds less than 5mph.


am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean with E winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

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