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Kalama ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Kalama Surf Guide

Kalama in Oahu is a fairly exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for - Sharks.

Kalama Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kalama:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kalama 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 Kalama (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kalama with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in March while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 51% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
51%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kalama Location Map

Interactive Kalama 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 Kalama is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF) in Usa Oahu Isl., 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kalama is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 22 km (14 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Kalama Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 07:58 Local Time
Thursday 15
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.1
NE
0.6
NNW
0.6
NNW
1.2
NE
Period (s) 6 12 12 7
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 15
ENE 15
ENE 20
NE
Wind State cross-
on
on on on

Swell History at Kalama

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

Wind History at Kalama

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s33.0
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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

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