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Kealia ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.4

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Kealia break guidePhoto by: Don Caswell

Kealia Surf Guide

Kealia in Kauai is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of rips and rocks.

Kealia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kealia:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kealia occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Kealia with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring 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 Kealia Location Map

Interactive Kealia 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 Kealia is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kealia is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Kealia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 12:06 Local Time
Thursday 25
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 3.5
E
3.5
ENE
3.5
E
3.5
E
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 35
E 35
E 35
E 35
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Kealia

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

Wind History at Kealia

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Kealia. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Kealia: