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Gillin's ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Surf Report Feed

Gillin's Surf Guide

Gillin's in Kaua'i is a reef break. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include - Rocks.

Gillin's Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  reefReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gillin's:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Gillin's 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 9% of the time in May while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 59% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
59%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Gillin's Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 15:57 Local Time
Wednesday 28Thu
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SE
0.9
SE
0.9
SE
0.9
SE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 5
NNE 5
WNW 10
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
glass cross-
off

Swell History at Gillin's

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

Wind History at Gillin's

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

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