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On Maui in winter
Winters are a great period to see Maui. Humpbacks are visiting our hot water, the climate is better than elsewhere in the United States and there is much to do. In some of our other articles we divide in detail about the main happenings of the upcoming seasons, as well as what to do in Maui during Christmas and New Year!
Learn more about Maui and the importance of it. Hawaiians described 2 fundamental periods of the year, each of which lasts about 6-month. In Hawaiian, the winters are known as Ho'oilo, which means the "wet & cooler" time of year. During the hotter and dryer periods they were referred to as chewing, or the summers.
Variants of these words vary from place to place, but the old Hawaiians of all places were adept at watching and maintaining a nice and sage relationship withature. Each month was predicated on the location of the star and the name of the month again changed from county to county and from isle to isle.
For Maui' s old tribe, the advent of the Kohola (humpback whale) and the rise of the Peley at dawn signalled the beginning of the rainy time. During the rainy period (winter from November to March), a four-month agricultural and festive period named "Makahiki" began.
It was the era of the creation of Lono and it was prohibited to wage war on agricultural activities. The other hood (restrictions) contained a prohibition of pelagic angling in the harsh and turbulent winters. Makahiki's Ho'oilo (wet & cooler) seasons were a period of growing yams, bananas and tato.
About four moths later, the Makahiki period ended with the advent of Chieftain Ali'i and/or his agents to raiseharvests. Old Hawaiians had a name for each and every one of the moons of the year, but again these may differ from cay. Nicknamed after the star, they indicated which pelagic were either in the fishing seasons or not (hood) when they were spawning.
Velehu (Oct - Nov) rainy period. Makahiki, a four-month old crop fair, begins. Makali "i (Nov-Dec) The observations of the star were made at the time of the midsummer. Vauxhall and acules were caught, but the'ama'ama (mullet) spawned until February and so a hoodu (restriction) was put on them.
Ka'elo (Dez Jan) Uala (sweet potato), which plants in the arid lee side of the isle, used the Kona cold winters from the southern hemisphere. Traditionally, at the end of Makahiki;'Opelu Hood until July during the breeding period; local and coastal catch.
The Ama'ama angling seasons begin; Madolo (flying fish) spawn. It is actually quite hard to describe the conditions in Maui in cold winters, because there are so many climatic areas. Maui' s meteorological conditions vary greatly according to where you are on a particular date. Kihei and Wailea's southern side is a "dry side" of the archipelago and is known for its kilometres of unbelievably nice sands.
Maui' s winters (November to February) are slightly colder. Haleakala's higher altitudes on the hillsides can be quite cool in the morning (mid-1940s and 1950s), but heat up during the days until the 1970s. It brings hot and continuous rain into the leewards of the isle.
Windstorms in the northern hemisphere also produce shafts in winters, creating some of the most dramatic surges along the eastern and northern coasts. Several of them are large enough to wind around the islands and take surfing to the usually calm southern coast. Rains can also come to the isle from the northern direction, mostly supported by the Trade Wines, which can rise with squalls of 15 to 20 to 35 millionph.
That is one of the main reason why Maui is known as the "windsurfing capitol of the world". Combining high wind and big swell makes for an exiting northern coast-wintertime! There is even a lot of snows here on Maui.... It fits wonderfully into the vacation period, but it is seldom and always glimpse.
The Hawaiians already knew about snows in antiquity, as they have a name for it - Haunani, which means "beautiful snow". Mythologies in Hawaii also describe one of four goddesses of snows, with Poli?ahu being the most mighty on Big Island. John Young, who came to Big Island in 1790, was one of the first long-term Westers.
"He has never seen Mauna Kea free of snows during the 26 years Mr. Young has been living here (Kona). You can also find historic recordings of snows on the isle Moloka?i in 1912. This was the only known event of this type of meteorological event on Moloka?i since the beginning of contemporary recordings in the early 1800s.
Hawaii' islands may be like a subtropical region, but it is on the verge of a subtropical area. Cascades along the Hana motorway can be flooded during our wintry season, so be careful....flash floods are a serious area. When you are on a Hana Van trip, this will not be a big deal, as they are monitoring the terms on a day-to-day base, so you can be sure what is going on on this side of the Isle.
Haleakala has many microclimate and has the greatest variety of these climate because of these 10,000 feet high peaks. The Haleakala peak can usually be covered with snows between November and February and the volcanic peak of the great Mauna Kea archipelago, which stands at over 13,000?.
The local people go skiing and snowboarding on the volcanic hillsides of the Big Isl. Normally the arid June to October season leaves the hillsides of the islands with a hot suntan. This year' s wintry rainfall should make a fabulous season to Maui, as it is also verdant and luxuriant on the normally arid sides of the isle.
A further sign for the hibernation month is the flora. The poinsettias, for example, are beginning to turn a glowing glow of colour and since they are growing in Maui all year round, you can see hedgerows of these colourful flowers that are up to 8 ft high or more! Haleakala's 10,000-foot peak is cold....cold enough for snows with wind speed of 50 to 70 mph!
There' s some beautiful things to do in the winters and the greatest is definitely keeping whales alive. As there are many boating trips around the islands where you can watch whales, you should definitely dock onboard. Visit the Pride of Maui, Redline Rafting or take a self-propelled optional trip in a self-propelled raft.
The other marvellous thing you can do in Maui in summer is the big break. Kanaha and Pa?ia have the most dramatic big winds and surges in the Northern Ocean in winters from the storm in the Northern Ocean (which becomes a system of Northern Americas weather). Those meteorological system produces our big shafts in the coldstones.
The East Maui (the Hana side) captures these big waves along the Hana Strait, which includes the Passat shower, which produces rains all year round. That' s why the old Hawaiians had over 200 titles for rains! This is also the main cause why there is such an astonishing and old forest on this side of the isle.
Ho'okipa Bay, at the beginning of the Hana Strait, has a great view of the surfer trying to capture the big northwaves. The most sides of the islands can have a lot of breakers during the cold time. Even if you have prebooked activity for things like touring, you should contact them and make sure they are not cancelled or postponed due to the weathers.
It is best to make a reservation, as they check the day to day the road and know the terms in advance. You will also learn a lot about Maui from the tourist guides. If your travel date is cancelled due to bad atmospheric circumstances, all travel agencies will be pleased to postpone it.
It is an astonishing place all year round, but the winters are something really unique. It' really a magic season to be in Maui!