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Kalapaki Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.3

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Kalapaki Beach break guide

Kalapaki Beach Surf Guide

Kalapaki Beach in Kauai is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. A choice of left and right reefs. Often Crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Kalapaki Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kalapaki Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Kalapaki Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in May while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
82%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kalapaki Beach Location Map

Interactive Kalapaki 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 Kalapaki Beach is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 2 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kalapaki Beach is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 46 km (29 miles) away.

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Kalapaki Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 17:22 Local Time
Wednesday 05Thu
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.6
ENE
1.5
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1.4
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1.3
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Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
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Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Kalapaki Beach

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

Wind History at Kalapaki Beach

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

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