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Inside Poipu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Inside Poipu Spot ID

Summer time at Centers, Inside Poipu photo

Inside Poipu

Photo credit: Mike Stevens

Getting a little time at PK's, Inside Poipu photo

Inside Poipu

Photo credit: Mike Stevens

One mistake and the reef will cut you, Inside Poipu photo

Inside Poipu

Photo credit: Mike Stevens

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.7 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 12:55 Local time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
SSE 10
S 5
Wind State on cross-

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Inside Poipu in Kauai is an exposed reef break that is often working. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Acid Drops, 5 km from Inside Poipu.

IS AT (local time)

Inside Poipu Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At HPK Weather Koloa wx, 3 km from Inside Poipu.


Air temperature
28.2 °C

Current weather near Inside Poipu

Buoy Data:

At Hanalei, Kauai, HI, 30 miles from Inside Poipu.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 11 11 11 11

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Overall Inside Poipu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Inside Poipu:


  • The closest passenger airport to Inside Poipu is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Inside Poipu is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl. is 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Inside Poipu and is 179 km (111 miles) away.
Inside Poipu break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Inside Poipu, HAW - Kaua'i. Use the tab navigation above to view Inside Poipu sea temperature, Inside Poipu photographs, Inside Poipu detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Inside Poipu webcams, current wind from HAW - Kaua'i live weather stations and Inside Poipu 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 Inside Poipu.