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Ka'anapali Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.8

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Ka'anapali Point break guidePhoto by: Doug

Ka'anapali Point Surf Guide

Ka'anapali Point in Maui is a fairly exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Often Crowded. Hazards include rocks and locals.

Ka'anapali Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ka'anapali Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ka'anapali Point occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ka'anapali Point 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 56% of the time in January while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
56%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
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 Ka'anapali Point 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 Ka'anapali Point is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 2 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ka'anapali Point is Kahului Airport (OGG), also in Usa Maui Isl., 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Ka'anapali Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 21:34 Local Time
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Wave (m) 1.1
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1.0
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0.7
N
Period (s) 10 10 10 14
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
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Wind State cross-
off
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off
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Swell History at Ka'anapali Point

Surf stats for Ka'anapali Point, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ka'anapali Point

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

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