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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent26.3°C

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:

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Kalapaki Beach sea temperature, Kalapaki Beach photographs, Kalapaki Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kalapaki Beach webcams, current wind from HAW - Kaua'i live weather stations and Kalapaki Beach tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Kalapaki Beach

Kalapaki Beach Surf:

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 00:19 Local time
FriSaturday 06
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
E 20
E 20
E 25
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Nawiliwili, Hawaii, 1 km from Kalapaki Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Kalapaki Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-NWWH1, 1 km from Kalapaki Beach.

moderate winds from the ENE

Air temperature
25.2 °C

Current weather near Kalapaki Beach

Buoy Data:

At Hanalei, Kauai, HI, 27 miles from Kalapaki Beach.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 8 8 8 9

All wavebuoys around Kalapaki Beach

Overall Kalapaki Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Kalapaki Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Kalapaki Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Kalapaki Beach Location Maps

Kalapaki Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to HAW - Kaua'i surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Kalapaki Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kalapaki Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Kalapaki Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Kalapaki Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Hanamaulu Bay, Kauai Island
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Port Allen, Hanapepe Bay, Kauai Island
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Hanalei Bay, Kauai Island
    21 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl. is 163 km (101 miles) away.
  • Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kalapaki Beach and is 173 km (107 miles) away.
Kalapaki Beach break location map and break info