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Centers ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Centers Surf Guide

Centers in Kauai is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the south. A choice of left and right reefs. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of urchins, rips and rocks.

Centers Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Centers:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Centers with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in August while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 52% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
52%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Centers Location Map

Interactive Centers 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 Centers is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Centers is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 35 km (22 miles) away.

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Centers Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 10:01 Local Time
Saturday 08
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.7
E
1.7
E
0.5
S
0.6
S
Period (s) 8 8 18 13
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
ENE 25
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Centers

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

Wind History at Centers

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

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