This page describes the tide in Maui Bay. The predicted tides and analysis of the tide are somewhat applicable to other locations along the Coral Coast
Follow the links below to view the tide predictions for Suva tide gauge. The information is provided from the Pacific Sea Level Monitoring Program (PSLM). The PSLM project operates under the Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac).
|Mean High Water Perigean Spring (MHWPS)||Mean High Water Spring (MHWS)||Mean High Water (MHW)||Mean High Water Neap(MHWN)|
|Tide elevation (m above mean sea level)||0.8106||0.6798||0.5835||0.4658|
The Mean High Water Perigean Spring high tide often referred to as “King tides” is the amplitude of the M2, S2 and N2 tidal harmonics, this tidal level (0.8106m above mean sea level) is exceeded by 8% of high tides. The mean high water spring (Spring high tides) is the combined amplitude of the M2 and S2 tidal harmonics (0.6796m above mean sea level), here exceeded by 19% of high tides. The Mean high Water is the mean elevation of all high tide (0.5835m above mean sea level) and the Mean High Water neap is the difference in amplitude of the M2 and S2 tidal harmonics level of the tide (0.4658m above mean sea level) exceeded by 90% of high tides (see figure below).
Because the reef flat in Maui Bay is surrounded with reef ridges the tide inside the reef flat rarely reaches below the mean sea level. This lack of low tide makes Maui Bay a great place to snorkel because the reef flat never gets dry.