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H-Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Surf Report Feed

H-Reef Surf Guide

H-Reef in Maui is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. The left reef break is best, but there is a right reef too.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for urchins, rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

H-Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing H-Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing H-Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in December while 47% 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
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
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 H-Reef Location Map

Interactive H-Reef 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 H-Reef is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to H-Reef is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 32 km (20 miles) away.

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H-Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 21:54 Local Time
WedThursday 15
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.3
ENE
0.6
NW
0.6
NW
0.6
NW
Period (s) 8 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 15
ENE 15
E
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at H-Reef

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

Wind History at H-Reef

Wind stats for H-Reef, 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 H-Reef. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To H-Reef: