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

Overall: 3.7

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Surfing Kewalos photo


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Kewalos Keiki photo


Photo credit: little looks photography (Chuck Little)

Rip Curl Grom Search 2016, Kewalos photo


Photo credit: Chuck Little (little looks photography)

Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.2 °C

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Thursday, 18 July 2019, 09:57 Local time
Thursday 18
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 7 9 9 7
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 40
ENE 40
ENE 40
Wind State cross-

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Kewalos in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of Man-made danger (buoys etc...) and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Honolulu, Oahu (Hawaii), 2 km from Kewalos.

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Kewalos Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-OOUH1, 1 km from Kewalos.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
26.5 °C

Current weather near Kewalos

Buoy Data:

At Pearl Harbor Entrance, HI, 6 miles from Kewalos.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 6 8 15 7

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Overall Kewalos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Kewalos:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    9 mi
  • Third closest city location
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    12 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kewalos is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kewalos is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 20 km (12 miles) away.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kewalos and is 110 km (68 miles) away.
Kewalos break location map and break info

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