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Kalihiwai ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.8

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Kalihiwai Spot ID

The neck breaker, Kalihiwai photo


Photo credit: Kaeleb Fernandez

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.6 °C

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Friday, 14 December 2018, 07:32 Local time
Friday 14
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
E 20
E 20
E 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Kalihiwai in Kauai is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the north. Both left and right reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Beware of rips, sharks and rocks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hanalei Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii, 8 km from Kalihiwai.

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Kalihiwai Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kahiliwai Ridge Princeville wx, 2 km from Kalihiwai.

wind obs. (0 kph from 0 degs) was rejected

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
19.0 °C

Current weather near Kalihiwai

Buoy Data:

At Hanalei, Kauai, HI, 10 miles from Kalihiwai.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
Dominant period (s) 13 13 13 13

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Overall Kalihiwai Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Kalihiwai:


  • The closest passenger airport to Kalihiwai is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kalihiwai is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 43 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl. is 185 km (115 miles) away.
  • Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kalihiwai and is 192 km (119 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kalihiwai, HAW - Kaua'i. Use the tab navigation above to view Kalihiwai sea temperature, Kalihiwai photographs, Kalihiwai detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kalihiwai webcams, current wind from HAW - Kaua'i live weather stations and Kalihiwai 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 Kalihiwai.