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Honolua Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.2

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Honolua Bay break guidePhoto by: Daniel

Honolua Bay Surf Guide

Honolua Bay in Maui is a quite exposed reef and point break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. Best around mid tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for urchins and rips.

Honolua Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Honolua Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Honolua Bay occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Honolua 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 47% of the time in January while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Honolua 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 Honolua Bay is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Honolua Bay is Kahului Airport (OGG), also in Usa Maui Isl., 26 km (16 miles) away.

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Honolua Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 18:28 Local Time
Monday 12Tue
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.8
NW
0.8
NW
0.8
NW
0.8
NW
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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Swell History at Honolua Bay

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Wind History at Honolua Bay

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Honolua Bay Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 8 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.6
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Desi from United States
“When it is good it can be very good and one of the longest best breaks on the island. It is a class wave! In the middle of nowhere as should be.”

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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.