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Big Lefts ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Big Lefts Surf Guide

Big Lefts in Molokai is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northwest.The break here is a left hand point. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks, rips, sharks and isolation.

Big Lefts Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Big Lefts:

The best conditions reported for surf at Big Lefts occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Big Lefts 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 23% of the time in January while 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
61%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Big Lefts Location Map

Interactive Big Lefts 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 Big Lefts is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Big Lefts is Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl., 36 km (22 miles) away.

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Big Lefts Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 21:46 Local Time
TueWednesday 14
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.8
NW
0.8
NW
0.8
NW
0.8
NW
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 20
ENE 25
E 20
E
Wind State cross-
on
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Swell History at Big Lefts

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

Wind History at Big Lefts

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

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