Driving Maui’s North Shore

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Note: This has become my Cath-All page for the time being.

The Green Flash

Hawaiian Music

Weather

Tides

Websites

Maps

Hawaiian Language

Reading Material

State of Hawaii

Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement

Misc. - Radio Stations, Hump Back Whales, etc.

 

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It’s honest, the sea. It makes you face things honestly, doesn’t it?  -Philip Dunne

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The Green-Flash

Green flashes are optical phenomena that sometimes occur just after sunset or right before sunrise. When the conditions are right, a distinct green spot is briefly visible above the upper rim of the Sun's disk; the green appearance usually lasts for no more than a second or two. The sun needs to set over the ocean and the horizon needs to be clear of clouds in order to see it.

"Flash" is a misnomer. It's more often like a small green dot or pinpoint after the sun has dipped below the horizon. Sometimes it's larger.

See the progression below:

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Weather

 

    

You could be enjoying:

Click for Lahaina, Hawaii Forecast

Weather for West Maui:

Yahoo

NOAA

Average temperature and rainfall for each month in Lahaina: 

Month

High

Low

Water temp

Rain inches

January

82

64

75

3.5

February

80

63

74

2.4

March

83

64

74

1.8

April

84

65

75

1.1

May

85

67

76

1.1

June

87

68

77

0.1

July

88

69

78

0.2

August

88

69

79

0.2

September

89

70

80

0.3

October

88

69

79

1.1

November

86

67

77

2.2

December

83

65

76

3.2

Average Temperatures: Winter months - 71 degrees; Summer months - 78 degrees.

 

Current Wind Direction

Windiest Months on Maui: April & May

Trade Winds: These nearly constant breezes keep the humidity down and the heat tolerable. Coming from the northeast at about 5-15 miles per hour, they naturally cool and clear the air. The trade winds create a North Swell.

Kona Winds: Come in the opposite direction of the trade winds and usually forecast bad weather. Local residents are so in touch with their surroundings they can usually smell and feel the change these winds bring. The Kona winds create a South Swell.

    Summer (May - October) (Kau in Hawaiian) - Trade winds from northeast – strike windward (north east) side.

    Winter (November - April) (Ho'oilo in Hawaiian) - Kona winds from the southeast – strike leeward (south west) side – south swell

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Tides

Lahaina Tide Graph for the current month - NOAA

Lahaina Tide Predictions for Today

Current Maui Snorkel & Diving Conditions

Rainbows are plentiful here, but be on the look out for ghostly moonbows at night!

Tsunami Warning Sirens: The tsunami warning sirens are tested on the first Monday of each month at noon. You don't need be alarmed unless the sirens go off at some other time! When a rare tidal wave or hurricane is on the way, turn on the radio or television.

VOG: Volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii creates a hazy type of weather condition. It only rarely affects Maui and you'll probably only know it's vog if someone tells you. If it looks smoky, but there's no fire, it's probably VOG.

Lunar calendar for current month

Click for Lahaina, Hawaii Forecast

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Web Sites

Jon's Maui Info - Great Info

Best Places Hawaii - Maui Vacation Planner

10 Bests in Maui

Tom's Barefoot Tours - Maui Tours and Activities

Driving Maui’s North Shore

Driving the Backside of Haleakala (south of Hana)

Hana Hou - Hawaiian Airlines' online magazine - lots of interesting articles

Live Cams

Napili Kai Webcam

Napili Sunset Hotel - interactive (you can maneuver the cam yourself!)

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Maps

Hawaiian Islands

 

 

Maui

MAui map

 

Driving Distances

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Hawaiian Language

 
'a'ole - no
'a'ole pilikia - no problem
'ae - yes
akamai - smart, clever
aloha - hello; goodbye; welcome; farewell; love
e kala mai ia'u -
excuse me

hale - house
haole - a foreigner, often referring to a Caucasian
Hau'oli la hanau - Happy birthday
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou - Happy New Year
Humuhumunukunukuapua’a - Triggerfish – means "fish that grunts like a pig"
heiau - Hawaiian temple; place of worship; sacred ground
hula - native dance of Hawai'i
kama`aina - native born or local resident of Hawai'i
kane - man
keiki - child(ren)

ke 'olu'olu -
please
kolohe - rascal
lanai - a porch, balcony or veranda
Lauwiliwilinukunukuoi'oi - Longnose Butterfly fish - which means "sharp beak like the leaf of the wiliwili tree.
lua - bathroom
lu`au - a Hawaiian feast
mahalo - thank you
makai - a direction: "towards the sea"
mauka - a direction: "towards the mountains"
Melekalikimaka - Merry Christmas
ohana - family
ono - delicious
pali - cliff(s)
pau - finished; done
poi - crushed taro root, made into a sticky paste
pupule - crazy
uku million, uku pile - very many
wahine - woman
 

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Find your Hawaiian Name - Click Here

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Suggested Reading Material (these are available in paperback or Kindle)

Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook by Andrew Doughty

Frommer's Maui Day by Day - the first Frommer's guide to Maui that I read was Maui on $25 a day in 1980, later it became Maui from $80 a day, now the sky's the limit - times have changed.

Fodor's Maui 2016: with Molokai & Lanai (Full-color Travel Guide)

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State of Hawaii

Nickname: “The Aloha State”
Capital: Honolulu
Population: 1,244,898 (2002)
Organized as a Territory: 1900
Entered Union: August 21, 1959
State Motto: “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono” (“The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness”)
State Song: “Hawai‘i Pono‘i”

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State Flower: Yellow Hibiscus
State Bird: Nene (NAY-nay) (Hawaiian goose)
State Tree: Kukui (candlenut)

 

State Mammal: Humpback whale

 

State Flag           
   

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Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement

While the Hawaiian sovereignty movement got its start in 1893 with Queen Lili'uokalani pleading for a restoration of her kingdom, the modern movement which had been percolating at low levels for years got an infusion of energy and inspiration when the hundredth anniversary of the overthrow arrived.

The Hawaiian sovereignty movement today is a grassroots political and cultural campaign to gain sovereignty, self-determination and self-governance for Hawaiians of whole or part Native Hawaiian ancestry with an independent nation or kingdom. Some groups also advocate some form of redress from the United States for the 1893 overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani, and for what is described as a prolonged military occupation beginning with the 1898 annexation. The movement generally views both the overthrow and annexation as illegal.

Wikipedia - Hawaii Sovereignty Movement

Wikipedia - Kingdom of Hawaii

Nation of Hawaii

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Hawaiian Music on the Radio

Our favorites - DIfferent stations will be available in different places around the island.  Our favorite - 93.5 (KPOA, Lahaina, Hawaiian)

Also - 105.1 (KINE-Honolulu), 93.9, and AM 900.

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Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales - Mid-December through mid-May

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To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
An eternity in an hour. - William Blake

Maui No Ka Oi!!

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