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Oahu Surf

Detailed Oahu surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Oahu. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Oahu. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Oahu over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Oahu and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Oahu Surf Forecast

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Oahu Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Oahu Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Oahu coastline are also listed below.

Oahu Photos

Oahu Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Oahu
Castles 1Castles 1Aligator rockChuns reefKaena pointAligator rockKaena pointKeaauAligator rockAligator rockAligator rockAligator rockArmy beachAligator rockArmy beachArmy beachAligator rockKeaulanas
Rating2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
5
5
5
5
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4
4
5
5
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.0

NE
3.0

NE
1.6

NNW
2.5

ENE
1.3

NNW
1.2

NNW
0.9

NNW
1.4

NE
0.7

NW
1.4

NW
1.9

NNW
2.1

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.4

NNW
2.2

NNW
2.2

NNW
Period(s) (?)88169131212820181716141413121211
Energy(?)10861069119310805474132422774121336201721231244101953657313191086
Wind
(km/h)
45 ENE45
45 ENE45
35 ENE35
35 ENE35
35 NE35
25 ENE25
25 ENE25
20 ENE20
15 E15
10 E10
5 ENE5
5 SSW5
10 S10
10 SW10
15 SSW15
10 N10
20 NE20
25 NNE25
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffglassglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

4:00PM
0.41
4:45AM
0.58

2:20PM
0.61
3:25AM
0.78

3:46PM
0.28
4:34AM
0.51

4:23PM
0.25

5:14AM
0.50
4:28PM
0.28

7:23AM
0.56
7:25PM
0.21

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:26AM
0.12

9:59PM
0.04
8:59AM
0.30

8:32PM
0.11
9:34AM
0.33

8:28PM
0.03
10:24AM
0.10

11:16PM
0.09
11:22AM
0.12

10:24PM
0.12

3:00PM
0.17
9:58PM
0.10
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
-----------11922177
High °C
262626262625262725272826272826262524
Low °C
252625252625252725252725262726262424
Chill °C (?)
262626262625262725272826272826262524
Sunrise
6:28--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31--
Sunset
-6:01--6:04--6:02--6:00--6:00--6:00-
Swell1 (m) & direction
-

-
1.6

NNW
1.5

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.2

NNW
0.9

NNW
0.7

N
0.7

NW
1.4

NW
1.9

NNW
2.1

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.4

NNW
2.2

NNW

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Period (s)--161413121211201817161414131212-
Swell2 (m) & direction
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-

-

-

-

-

-
0.6

NNW
0.7

N

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.4

SSW
Period (s)-------1111--------14
Wind waves (m) & direction
3.0

NE
3.0

NE

-
2.5

ENE

-

-

-
1.4

NE

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
2.2

NNW
Period (s)88-9---8---------11


Oahu Surf Breaks

reef
beach
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
sandbar
reef
reef
reef
reef
beach and reef
beach
reef
point
reef
reef
beach and reef
reef
point
reef
reef
beach
beach and reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
beach
reef
reef
reef
reef
point
reef
beach and point
point
reef
beach
reef
beach and reef
beach and reef
reef
reef
reef
point
reef and point
reef
reef
beach and reef
reef
beach and reef
reef and point
beach and reef
reef
reef
beach
reef
beach
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
beach
reef
reef
beach
reef
beach and reef
reef
beach
reef
reef
beach and reef
beach
reef
beach and reef
beach
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
beach and reef
reef
beach
beach and reef
reef
beach and reef
reef
beach and reef
reef
beach and reef
beach
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
reef
beach and reef
beach and reef
reef
reef
beach and reef
beach
reef
reef
beach
beach

Hawaii has the best surf in the world, and Oahu has the best surf in Hawaii. From Town to Country, Leeward to Windward, the variety of surf spots is rivaled only by the variety of characters that surf them. Oahu is known as "the gathering place" and since the dawn of our sport surfers from all over the world have been gathering on Oahu to surf the crowded reef breaks of Waikiki, or to test their skills and their courage against the North Shore's seven miles of thrilling --- and deadly --- giants. Locals on the West Side gather at Makaha, where a Sunday at the beach is part family carnival, part gladiator match, or converge at one of the many hidden gems on East Side. There is no bad time of the year to be a surfer on Oahu, provided you know where to go, and know how to surf once you get there. And by knowing how to surf, I don't mean just knowing how to rip --- I mean knowing how to fit in with the vibe in the lineup, and knowing your own limits. Because Oahu has killer surf. And I mean that literally.

Pyrmid rock is a sand break Choppy, but usually breaking Winter - best time, can only hold up to 6-8 faces Summer - flat, wind swell 1-3 faces E NE facing Cove helps with blocking wind