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Hideaways ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.8

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Hideaways Surf Guide

Hideaways in Kauai is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. A reef breaks right. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of locals and sharks.

Hideaways Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hideaways:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hideaways 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 Hideaways Location Map

Interactive Hideaways 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 Hideaways is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hideaways is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 37 km (23 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.
Hideaways Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 21:34 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.9
NNW
1.9
NNW
1.8
NNW
1.9
NNW
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Hideaways

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

Wind History at Hideaways

Wind stats for Hideaways, 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 Hideaways. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Hideaways:

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