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Aligator Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Aligator Rock Surf Guide

Aligator Rock in Oahu is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Aligator Rock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Aligator Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Aligator Rock occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Aligator Rock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 57% of the time in January while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
57%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Aligator Rock Location Map

Interactive Aligator Rock 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 Aligator Rock is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Aligator Rock is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Aligator Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 23:18 Local Time
SunMonday 08
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.7
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.8
NNW
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 30
E 30
E 30
E 35
E
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Aligator Rock

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

Wind History at Aligator Rock

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

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