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Kailua Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.4
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 2.8

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Kailua Beach break guide

Kailua Beach Surf Guide

Kailua Beach in Oahu is an exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast.. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of jellyfsih and rocks.

Kailua Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kailua Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Kailua Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in March while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kailua Beach Location Map

Interactive Kailua 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 Kailua Beach is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF) in Usa Oahu Isl., 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kailua Beach is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 22 km (14 miles) away.

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Kailua Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 08:30 Local Time
Thursday 15
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 6 12 12 7
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 15
ENE 15
ENE 20
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Kailua Beach

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

Wind History at Kailua Beach

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

Kailua Beach Reviews:

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Based on 12 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.4
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.9
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Denny S from United States
“Pay attention, this is coming from a person who has lived at the beach for 15 years. My deck is across the street from the bathroom/beach area. I can see everything. There is no surf ever. There can be big nasty waves during a storm but they are not surfable. Nobody is outside playing then anyway. The beach is perfect for the elderly, children, handicapped, weak and infirm. Calm, no rocks, perfect swimming area. There are no swells, perfect for even infants to splash. The bottom is sand and gets deeper gradually. Wonderful sand beach that opens to a beautiful park with acres of beautiful green lawn. Perfect Hawaii. It is a very popular area and crowds are usually heavy. Weekends are nearly impossible. There are no accommodations close except air B and B if you can get it. Eating is limited but there is a sandwich deli and pizza place walking close. There is much more GOOD food available driving very close or walking a little far close. Kailua Beach is a world class wind and kite surfing beach. This is the surf draw. Consistent, perfect winds. Kailua Beach is a perfect spot for a tourist to visit, beautiful Hawaii. Luv it on a daily basis.”

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