Wind Waves And Weather

The Islands lie in the northeast trade wind belt, a factor in their pleasant and equable climate. The trade winds are most consistent during the summer months (better than 80 of the time), tending to be mainly from the eastnortheast. The steadiness of these prevailing winds has caused the terms windward and leeward to relate to the trade wind direction in these Islands but they are by no means unchangeable. In the fall and winter seasons the frequency of the trades sometimes drops to as low as...

Nawiliwili Bay Kauai

H.'tei op f2ic,e Street Hotel, being to Li hue SHof& rgC**itar . rtcortstyucied. Hanapepe Bay, which is the approach to Port Allen, lies about 8 1 2 miles west of Makahuena Point. The bay is about half a mile wide and deep. A long breakwater on the eastern side protects the facilities of Port Allen. A light is shown at the end of the breakwater. There is also a light on Puolo Point on the west side of Hanapepe Bay. An air strip lies behind the point. Port Allen consists of a wharf with a...

Kamalo Harbor Molokai

Scale. ,-ftefc Fl.ft 4 . rr A Not to be used for navigation The harbor is adjacent to Kaunakakai which is the main town of Molokai. It is located almost midway along the south shore. It is the only location on Molokai with close access to stores and other services. A 2,000-foot long mole crosses the reef to a docking wharf and dredged basin, all built for commercial barge use. Small craft facilities have been added, so that it can now be of some use as a harbor for cruising vessels....

Island Of Maui

Maalaea Harbor lies near the head of Maalaea Bay. Though this is a major small boat harbor for Maui with room for 62 boats, it is not usually on a transient vessel's itinerary. All the berths are filled, and the harbor is shallow, with an average depth of 8 feet. The winds funnel through the low central part of Maui and blow strongly across the northern part of Maalaea Bay, thus the bay itself is not a good anchorage. Two breakwaters enclose the harbor. A lighted entrance range leads through...