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Tunnels ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.1

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Tunnels Spot ID

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Photo credit: Rob Davies

Tunnels photo


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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.7 °C

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Monday, 10 December 2018, 19:27 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 30
ENE 30
ENE 25
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Tunnels in Kauai is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north. There are left and right breaking reefs. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips, sharks and rocks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hanalei Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii, 7 km from Tunnels.

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Tunnels Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Na Pali Properties on Kauai Hanalei wx, 7 km from Tunnels.


Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
25.1 °C

Current weather near Tunnels

Buoy Data:

At Hanalei, Kauai, HI, 4 miles from Tunnels.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.0
Dominant period (s) 8 13 8 8

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Overall Tunnels Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Tunnels is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tunnels is Lihue Airport (LIH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 36 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl. is 197 km (122 miles) away.
  • Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Tunnels and is 205 km (127 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tunnels, HAW - Kaua'i. Use the tab navigation above to view Tunnels sea temperature, Tunnels photographs, Tunnels detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tunnels webcams, current wind from HAW - Kaua'i live weather stations and Tunnels 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 Tunnels.