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Ironwood Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Ironwood Beach Surf Guide

Ironwood Beach in Maui is a beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Ironwood Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ironwood Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ironwood Beach occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ironwood Beach 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 30% of the time in January while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
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
18%
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 Ironwood Beach 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 Ironwood Beach is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ironwood Beach is Kahului Airport (OGG), also in Usa Maui Isl., 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Ironwood Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 05:42 Local Time
Sunday 18
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.9
NNW
1.0
NNW
1.1
NNW
1.2
NNW
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 15
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE
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Swell History at Ironwood Beach

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

Wind History at Ironwood Beach

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

Ironwood Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s55.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Emily from United States
“Kinda funny that this spot is listed. Growing up on Maui in the '70s, before the "Ironwood" condominiums were build, we used to surf this spot when there was almost no swell, and we were feeling desperate. It wasn't called "Ironwood Beach" in those days. It was called "Sh*t Falls," because the waves were so incredibly bad. Only for the desperate.”

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