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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 Forecast / HAW – Kaua'i / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Thursday 06 May 2021 HST
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Acid Drops surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Acid Drops sea temperature is 25.0 °C (Statistics for 06 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.7 max: 25.7 min: 23.8 °C)
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Acid Drops surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Acid Drops sea temperature is 25.0 °C (Statistics for 06 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.7 max: 25.7 min: 23.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Acid Drops (moderate winds from the E at Lihue/Kauai Island Airport 18 km from Acid Drops).

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18 km away, 1 h 8 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
E
23.9
25.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Acid Drops this week:

The surf forecast for Acid Drops over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 07) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Acid Drops in the next 12 days are 2.2m 7s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.9m 7s period and expected on Thursday (May 13) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (HST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Fri 7th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 8s
Best Surf 2AM (Fri 14th May)7ft (2.2m) 7s
Most Powerful 2AM (Fri 14th May)7ft (2.2m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Acid Drops over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.3
SSW
1.1
E
0.3
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
S
1.3
E
0.6
S
0.6
SE
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
1.5
E
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.7
SSW
1.4
E
0.6
S
0.6
SSW
1.8
E
0.7
SSW
2.2
E
2
E
0.5
S
2.2
E
2.5
E
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.4
S
2.3
E
0.4
SE
2.2
E
0.3
S
2.3
E
2.2
E
2.1
E
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281427712716220118833163109101922532732673182231901933152315154421255588049189517193265955709650579
0
SSW
20
ENE
15
ENE
15
ENE
20
ENE
15
E
20
ENE
20
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
25
ENE
30
NE
25
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
glasscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
off
12:50AM
0.53
2:02PM
0.52
1:24AM
0.49
2:32PM
0.58
1:55AM
0.46
3:01PM
0.63
2:24AM
0.42
3:31PM
0.67
2:52AM
0.39
4:02PM
0.69
3:19AM
0.35
4:35PM
0.70
3:45AM
0.33
5:10PM
0.70
4:10AM
0.30
5:49PM
0.69
4:36AM
0.28
6:33PM
0.67
5:05AM
0.26
7:23PM
0.65
6:11AM
0.23
8:18PM
0.63
8:48AM
0.23
7:29AM
0.10
7:49PM
0.24
7:48AM
0.09
8:38PM
0.23
8:07AM
0.07
9:23PM
0.22
8:27AM
0.06
10:06PM
0.21
8:49AM
0.06
10:50PM
0.22
9:11AM
0.06
11:35PM
0.22
9:36AM
0.07
12:26AM
0.24
10:02AM
0.08
1:28AM
0.24
10:29AM
0.10
2:47AM
0.25
11:01AM
0.12
4:13AM
0.23
11:39AM
0.16
5:00AM
0.20
12:39PM
0.20

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Acid Drops blow from the NE

Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
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-6:01--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:00--6:00--5:58--5:58--5:58--5:58--5:58--5:56-
--7:06--7:06--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:08--7:08--7:08--7:09--7:09--7:10

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm (max 25°C on Sun morning, min 22°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Mon morning, min 22°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 25°C on Thu morning, min 22°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 22°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Acid Drops Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Acid Drops provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Acid Drops can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Acid Drops surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Acid Drops) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Acid Drops may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a vacation in Kaua'i? If you are looking for accommodation near Acid Drops, camping, hotels and condos and appartments in Kaua'i, consider staying in Nawiliwili which is 16 km (10 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Lihue - Kauai which is 19 km (12 miles) away