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Hookipa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.1

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Hookipa break guidePhoto by: James Griffith

Hookipa Surf Guide

Hookipa (Ho'okipa) in Maui is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing at Ho'okipa. Offshore winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for urchins, rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Hookipa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hookipa:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hookipa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in December while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hookipa Location Map

Interactive Hookipa 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 Hookipa is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hookipa is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 32 km (20 miles) away.

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Hookipa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 5 December 2020, 15:48 Local Time
Saturday 05Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.8
NW
1.8
NW
1.7
NW
1.6
NW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 15
ESE 10
E 15
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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Swell History at Hookipa

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Wind History at Hookipa

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

Hookipa Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.7
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Review
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Ben from Canada
“Good spot but locals are hostile to visitors”

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