uk es it fr pt nl
Pakalas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.9

See all 18 ratings

Based on 2 votes. Vote

Surf Report Feed

Pakalas Spot ID

Surf default break image

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.8 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 06:07 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NE 20
NE 20
Wind State off off cross-

View detailed 48hrs and full 7 days forecasts

Pakalas in Kauai is an exposed reef and point break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the north northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south.Surfers ride left hand point. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of urchins, rips and rocks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waimea Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii, 3 km from Pakalas.

IS AT (local time)

Pakalas Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Barking Sands/Kauai Airport, 18 km from Pakalas.

fresh winds from the N

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
20.6 °C

Current weather near Pakalas

Buoy Data:

At Hanalei, Kauai, HI, 25 miles from Pakalas.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.5
Dominant period (s) 15 15 15 15

All wavebuoys around Pakalas

Overall Pakalas Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

This picture describes the range of swells directed at Pakalas over a normal December, ... (show all text)

The figure shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Pakalas surf consistency graph.

Also see Pakalas surf quality by season and Pakalas surf quality by month.

Compare Pakalas with another surf break.

Pakalas Location Maps

Pakalas Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to PakalasShoreline around PakalasRoads and rivers around Pakalas

Use this relief map to navigate to HAW - Kaua'i surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Pakalas

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pakalas:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Pakalas:

Tide stations nearest to Pakalas:

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Pakalas:

city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Pakalas:


  • The closest passenger airport to Pakalas is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pakalas is Lihue Airport (LIH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 153 km (95 miles) away.
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl. is 190 km (118 miles) away.
  • Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Pakalas and is 201 km (125 miles) away.
Pakalas break location map and break info

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