uk es it fr pt nl
Kanaha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Kanaha Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Kanaha.surf.statistics.marchNne.animatedNne.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

This picture shows the combination of swells directed at Kanaha through an average March. It is based on 3460 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind or surf right at the coastline so we have chosen the optimum grid node based on what we know about Kanaha, and at Kanaha the best grid node is 13 km away (8 miles). The rose diagram illustrates the distribution of swell directions and swell sizes, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. These happened only 43% of the time. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast. The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was NNE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the ENE. Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Kanaha and out to sea. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are clean enough to surf at Kanaha, you can load a different image that shows only the swells that were predicted to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. In a typical March, swells large enough to cause surfable waves at Kanaha run for about 57% of the time.

  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.januaryNne.animated
  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.februaryNne.animated
  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.marchNne.animated
  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.aprilNne.animated
  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.mayNne.animated
  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.juneNne.animated
  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.julyNne.animated
  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.augustNne.animated
  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.septemberNne.animated
  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.octoberNne.animated
  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.novemberNne.animated
  • Kanaha.surf.statistics.decemberNne.animated

Also see Kanaha wind stats

Compare Kanaha with another surf break