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Kahuku Ranch Surf Guide

Kahuku Ranch in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include urchins, rips, rocks and locals.

Kahuku Ranch Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kahuku Ranch:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kahuku Ranch occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Kahuku Ranch with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in June while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% 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
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
69%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kahuku Ranch Location Map

Interactive Kahuku Ranch 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 Kahuku Ranch is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 92 km (57 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kahuku Ranch is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 95 km (59 miles) away.

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Kahuku Ranch Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 January 2023, 05:45 Local Time
Friday 27
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
1.3
NW
1.3
NW
1.1
NW
1.1
NW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
15
15
25
20
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Kahuku Ranch

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

Wind History at Kahuku Ranch

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

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