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Halawa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.9

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Halawa Surf Guide

Halawa in Molokai is an exposed reef/rivermouth break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The right hand reef break is better than the left.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rocks, rips and sharks.

Halawa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef/rivermouthIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Halawa:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Halawa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in January while 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
61%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Halawa Location Map

Interactive Halawa 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 Halawa is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Halawa is Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Halawa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 21:22 Local Time
SunMonday 08
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.3
N
2.3
ENE
2.4
ENE
0.8
NNW
Period (s) 10 8 8 15
Wind (km/h) 35
E 35
E 35
E 40
E
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Halawa

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

Wind History at Halawa

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

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