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Hawaii ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.9

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Hawaii break guide

Hawaii Surf Guide

Hawaii on the South Coast is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Hawaii Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hawaii:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hawaii 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 Hawaii (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hawaii with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in November while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
68%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hawaii Location Map

Interactive Hawaii 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 Hawaii is La Romana International Airport (LRM) in Dominican Republic, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hawaii is Las Americas International (Santo Domingo) Airport (SDQ), also in Dominican Republic, 45 km (28 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Hawaii Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 09:57 Local Time
Wednesday 14
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 20
N 25
N 30
NNE 25
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Hawaii

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

Wind History at Hawaii

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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