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Cannons ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Cannons Surf Guide

Cannons in Kaua'i is a reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks - Localism - Pollution - Sharks.

Cannons Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cannons:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cannons 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 25% of the time in January while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
25%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cannons Location Map

Interactive Cannons 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 Cannons is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cannons is Lihue Airport (LIH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 37 km (23 miles) away.

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Cannons Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 13:41 Local Time
Friday 16
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.4
N
1.4
N
1.4
N
0.9
NNW
Period (s) 9 9 9 13
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
NNE 15
NE 15
NE
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Swell History at Cannons

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

Wind History at Cannons

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

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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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