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Ripps Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Ripps Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.4 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 12:59 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
Wind State on on on cross-

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Ripps Reef in Oahu is a reef break Offshore winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mokuoloe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu Island, Hawaii, 2 km from Ripps Reef.

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Ripps Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-MOKH1, 2 km from Ripps Reef.

moderate winds from the NE

Air temperature
24.7 °C

Current weather near Ripps Reef

Buoy Data:

At Kaneohe Bay, WETS, HI, 2 miles from Ripps Reef.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
Dominant period (s) 10 10 9 8

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Overall Ripps Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Ripps Reef:


  • The closest passenger airport to Ripps Reef is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF) in Usa Oahu Isl., 2 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ripps Reef is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 21 km (13 miles) away.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 46 km (29 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Ripps Reef and is 114 km (71 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ripps Reef, HAW - Oahu. Use the tab navigation above to view Ripps Reef sea temperature, Ripps Reef photographs, Ripps Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ripps Reef webcams, current wind from HAW - Oahu live weather stations and Ripps Reef 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 Ripps Reef.