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Hanalei Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.6

Overall: 3.4

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Hanalei Bay break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Hanalei Bay Surf Guide

Hanalei Bay in Kauai is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the south southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north. There is a right hand reef break Good surf at all stages of the tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Beware of locals and sharks.

Hanalei Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hanalei Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hanalei Bay 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 31% of the time in January while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hanalei Bay Location Map

Interactive Hanalei Bay 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 Hanalei Bay is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hanalei Bay is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 37 km (23 miles) away.

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Hanalei Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 20:45 Local Time
Saturday 17Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.2
NNW
1.2
NNW
1.1
NNW
1.2
NNW
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 10
ENE 10
E 10
E
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off
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off

Swell History at Hanalei Bay

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

Wind History at Hanalei Bay

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

Hanalei Bay Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 10 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s21.6
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Don. from United States
“Water Quality: 2.5 The Water Quality is good if it has not been raining much and the Water Quality is bad if it has been raining hard.”

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