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

Overall: 4.0

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Populars Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.2 °C

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Thursday, 18 July 2019, 09:17 Local time
Thursday 18
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 7 9 9 7
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 40
ENE 45
ENE 45
Wind State cross-

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Populars in Oahu is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. There is a right hand reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of rocks, obstacles, locals and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Honolulu, Oahu (Hawaii), 5 km from Populars.

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Populars Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-OOUH1, 5 km from Populars.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
26.0 °C

Current weather near Populars

Buoy Data:

At Pearl Harbor Entrance, HI, 9 miles from Populars.

  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 Populars Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Populars:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Populars is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Populars 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., 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Populars and is 106 km (66 miles) away.
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