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Army Beach Surf Guide

Army Beach in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the south southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rips, sharks and rocks.

Army Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
25.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Army Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Army Beach occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Army Beach 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 28% of the time in January while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Army Beach Location Map

Interactive Army Beach 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 Army Beach is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 1 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Army Beach is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 42 km (26 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Army Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 3 December 2022, 15:29 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 10 11 12
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Army Beach

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

Wind History at Army Beach

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Army Beach: