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Empty Lots ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Empty Lots Surf Guide

Empty Lots in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. A choice of left and right reefs. It's sometimes crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Empty Lots Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Empty Lots:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Empty Lots 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 21% of the time in May while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Empty Lots Location Map

Interactive Empty Lots 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 Empty Lots is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Empty Lots is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 29 km (18 miles) away.

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Empty Lots Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 23:37 Local Time
SunMonday 08
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.3
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.4
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Period (s) 5 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE 40
ENE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Empty Lots

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

Wind History at Empty Lots

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

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