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

Overall: 3.8

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Honokohau Surf Guide

Honokohau in Maui is a fairly exposed reef and point break that has reliable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the north. A right hand reef. Often Crowded. Beware of urchins and rips.

Honokohau Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Honokohau:

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

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

Interactive Honokohau 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 Honokohau is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Honokohau is Kahului Airport (OGG), also in Usa Maui Isl., 24 km (15 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.
Honokohau Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 17:06 Local Time
Saturday 10Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.3
NNE
1.2
NE
1.2
NNE
1.1
NE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 10
NE 5
NE 5
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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Swell History at Honokohau

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

Wind History at Honokohau

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Honokohau:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.