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Avalanche ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3
Eating: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Avalanche Surf Guide

Avalanche in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is a left breaking reef. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips, sharks and rocks.

Avalanche Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Avalanche:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Avalanche with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 58% of the time in November while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
58%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Avalanche Location Map

Interactive Avalanche 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 Avalanche is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Avalanche is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 37 km (23 miles) away.

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Avalanche Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 16:48 Local Time
Monday 01Tue
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.4
NW
2.2
NE
2.2
NE
-
-
Period (s) 13 10 9 -
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Avalanche

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

Wind History at Avalanche

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

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