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Gillin's ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Gillin's Spot ID

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Type: reef


Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.5 °C

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 01:52 Local time
MonTuesday 16
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 7 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
ENE 20
NE 20
Wind State cross-

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Gillin's in Kaua'iis a reef break. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of - Rocks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Acid Drops, 8 km from Gillin's.

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Gillin's Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Estates Koloa wx, 6 km from Gillin's.

light winds from the NNE

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
19.7 °C

Current weather near Gillin's

Buoy Data:

At Hanalei, Kauai, HI, 29 miles from Gillin's.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.4
Dominant period (s) 14 14 13 14

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Overall Gillin's Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Gillin's is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Gillin's is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl. is 167 km (104 miles) away.
  • Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Gillin's and is 177 km (110 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Gillin's, HAW - Kaua'i. Use the tab navigation above to view Gillin's sea temperature, Gillin's photographs, Gillin's detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Gillin's webcams, current wind from HAW - Kaua'i live weather stations and Gillin's tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Gillin's.