Puaena Point Reviews and Ratings
(Hawaii – Oahu, USA)
Visitor reviews of Puaena Point surf break
April 01, 2013
Dan from United States
This place is great when NS is up. It holds a solid 6ft wave even when the swell might be 15ft. Surf schools bring tourists out in the bay area (for the small waves), but the good stuff is farther out. Come for the waves. The people here are not aloha and the beach is rocky. Most of the surfers think they're Kelly Slater or sumthin haha. Keep your stuff locked up too I had to get my stuff back from a bunch of ice heads last time I went.
Puaena Point Ratings
Based on 3 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 3.7
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
(1: Puaena Point is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 4.0
(1: Puaena Point is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Hawaii - Oahu. 5: the best break in Hawaii - Oahu).
Difficulty Level: 2.3
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 3.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Puaena Point can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 4.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Puaena Point, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Puaena Point are often excellent).
Water Quality: 5.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Puaena Point is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Puaena Point requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 2.5
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Puaena Point for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Puaena Point is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Puaena Point is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 4.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Puaena Point, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Puaena Point where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
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