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Hanalei Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.6

Overall: 3.4

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Hanalei Bay

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Hanalei Bay

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Hanalei Bay

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.5 °C

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 18:05 Local time
Tuesday 20Wed
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 6 7 13 8
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 15
E 15
Wind State cross-

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Hanalei Bay in Kauai is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the south southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north. There is a right hand reef break Good surf at all stages of the tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Beware of locals and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Hanalei Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii (0 km).

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Hanalei Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hanalei- Kauai- HI, 11 km from Hanalei Bay.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Hanalei Bay

Buoy Data:

At Hanalei, Kauai, HI, 7 miles from Hanalei Bay.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 9 8 8 10

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Overall Hanalei Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Town and city forecasts close to Hanalei Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Hanalei Bay is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hanalei Bay is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 37 km (23 miles) away.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 151 km (94 miles) away.
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl. is 191 km (119 miles) away.
  • Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Hanalei Bay and is 198 km (123 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hanalei Bay, HAW - Kaua'i. Use the tab navigation above to view Hanalei Bay sea temperature, Hanalei Bay photographs, Hanalei Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hanalei Bay webcams, current wind from HAW - Kaua'i live weather stations and Hanalei Bay 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 Hanalei Bay.