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Acid Drops ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Acid Drops Surf Guide

Acid Drops in Kauai is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Acid Drops Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
25.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Acid Drops:

The best conditions reported for surf at Acid Drops occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Acid Drops (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Acid Drops with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in August while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 53% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
53%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Acid Drops Location Map

Interactive Acid Drops surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Acid Drops is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Acid Drops is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 34 km (21 miles) away.

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Acid Drops Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 09:34 Local Time
Sunday 09
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.2
E
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
Period (s) 7 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
E 25
E 25
ENE 25
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Acid Drops

Surf stats for Acid Drops, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Acid Drops

Wind stats for Acid Drops, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
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    Reliability: very consistent
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