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Big Lefts ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.2

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Big Lefts break guidePhoto by: Lau

Big Lefts Surf Guide

Big Lefts in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. A left hand reef. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Big Lefts Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Big Lefts:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Big Lefts with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in May while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
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 Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Big Lefts is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 20 km (12 miles) away.

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Big Lefts Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 08:21 Local Time
Thursday 15
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 13 14
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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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