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Ranches ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Ranches Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.9 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 19:51 Local time
Friday 19Sat
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 8 - 8 -
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 15
ENE 15
E 15
Wind State off off off off

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Ranches in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of urchins, rocks and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waianae, Pokai Bay, Oahu Island, Hawaii, 7 km from Ranches.

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Ranches Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nanakuli, 15 km from Ranches.

wind obs. (8 kph from 101 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
30 °C

Current weather near Ranches

Buoy Data:

At Waimea Bay, HI, 14 miles from Ranches.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 7 7 7 7

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Overall Ranches Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Ranches is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ranches is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF) in Usa Oahu Isl., 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Ranches and is 126 km (78 miles) away.
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