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Crouching Lion ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5
Accommodation: 1.0

Overall: 2.5

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Crouching Lion Surf Guide

Crouching Lion in Oahu is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. A right hand reef break. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks/rips.

Crouching Lion Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Crouching Lion:

The best conditions reported for surf at Crouching Lion occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Crouching Lion with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in May while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
33%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Crouching Lion Location Map

Interactive Crouching Lion 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 Crouching Lion is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF) in Usa Oahu Isl., 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Crouching Lion is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Crouching Lion Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 12:07 Local Time
Sunday 16
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.9
NE
2.1
NE
2.1
NE
2.1
NE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 35
ENE 30
ENE 30
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Crouching Lion

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

Wind History at Crouching Lion

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

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