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Kawela ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.3

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Kawela Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.4 °C

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Monday, 17 December 2018, 08:51 Local time
Monday 17
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 14 8 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 15
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

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Kawela in Molokai is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. A right hand reef break. It's often crowded here. Take care of rocks, rips, urchins and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kamalo Harbor, Molokai Island, Hawaii, 6 km from Kawela.

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Kawela Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Molokai Airport, 19 km from Kawela.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
21.7 °C

Current weather near Kawela

Buoy Data:

At Kaumalapau Southwest Buoy, Lanai, 22 miles from Kawela.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 15 14 14 14

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Overall Kawela Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Kawela:

  • Closest city location
    35 mi
  • Second closest city location
    57 mi
  • Third closest city location
    60 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    61 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    70 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kawela is Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl., 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kawela is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl., 31 km (19 miles) away.
  • Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl. is 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF) in Usa Oahu Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kawela and is 96 km (60 miles) away.
Kawela break location map and break info

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