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Davidson Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Davidson Point Surf Guide

Davidson Point in Kauai is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south. There are left and right breaking reefs. Sometimes crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Davidson Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Davidson Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Davidson Point 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 45% of the time in August while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 53% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
53%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Davidson Point Location Map

Interactive Davidson Point 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 Davidson Point is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Davidson Point is Lihue Airport (LIH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Davidson Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 13:48 Local Time
Saturday 27
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.8
SE
0.8
SE
-
-
-
-
Period (s) 8 8 - -
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 20
E 20
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Davidson Point

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

Wind History at Davidson Point

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
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    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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