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Kanaha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Kanaha Surf Guide

Kanaha in Maui is a reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include - Sharks.

Kanaha Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kanaha:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kanaha occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Kanaha with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in September while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
21%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kanaha Location Map

Interactive Kanaha 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 Kanaha is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 1 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kanaha is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 25 km (16 miles) away.

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Kanaha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 21 January 2021, 21:37 Local Time
Thursday 21Fri
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.8
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.8
ENE
Period (s) 7 8 8 7
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
ENE 25
ENE 25
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Kanaha

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

Wind History at Kanaha

Wind stats for Kanaha, 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 reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

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