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Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl break guidePhoto by: Ashley valera

Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl Surf Guide

Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is a right breaking reef. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for rips, sharks and rocks.

Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl:

The best conditions reported for surf at Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl 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 38% of the time in January while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl Location Map

Interactive Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl 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 Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 37 km (23 miles) away.

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Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 12:50 Local Time
Sunday 22
Wave (m)
Period (s) - 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl

Surf stats for Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Haleiwa/Toilet Bowl

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

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