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Cliffs ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.7

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Surf Report Feed

Cliffs Surf Guide

Cliffs in Oahu is an exposed beach and reef break that usually has waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Both left and right reef breaks. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks,etc.

Cliffs Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cliffs:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cliffs 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 33% of the time in May while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
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
37%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cliffs Location Map

Interactive Cliffs 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 Cliffs is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cliffs is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 22 km (14 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Cliffs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 23:50 Local Time
SunMonday 08
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) -
-
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) - 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 40
ENE 35
ENE 40
ENE 40
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Cliffs

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

Wind History at Cliffs

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Cliffs. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cliffs: