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Acid Drops ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Acid Drops Spot ID

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Acid Drops

Photo credit: Rab Snoob

Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.1 °C

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Thursday, 18 July 2019, 15:56 Local time
Thursday 18Fri
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 25
ENE 25
ENE 25
Wind State cross-
off off off

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Acid Drops in Kauai is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Acid Drops Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-NWWH1, 16 km from Acid Drops.

fresh winds from the NE

Air temperature
27.8 °C

Current weather near Acid Drops

Buoy Data:

At Hanalei, Kauai, HI, 29 miles from Acid Drops.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Dominant period (s) 8 7 8 8

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Overall Acid Drops Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Acid Drops is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Acid Drops is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 34 km (21 miles) away.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl. is 173 km (107 miles) away.
  • Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Acid Drops and is 184 km (114 miles) away.
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