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Kewalos ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.7

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Kewalos break guidePhoto by: Kook

Kewalos Surf Guide

Kewalos in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of Man-made danger (buoys etc...) and sharks.

Kewalos Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Kewalos:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Kewalos sea temperature, Kewalos photographs, Kewalos detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kewalos webcams, current wind from HAW - Oahu live weather stations and Kewalos 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 Kewalos

Kewalos Surf:

Monday, 25 May 2020, 23:16 Local time
MonTuesday 26
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 5 7 4 12
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 10
SE 10
SE 10
Wind State cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Honolulu, Oahu (Hawaii), 2 km from Kewalos.

IS AT (local time)

Kewalos Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-OOUH1, 1 km from Kewalos.


Air temperature
24.0 °C

Current weather near Kewalos

Buoy Data:

At Pearl Harbor Entrance, HI, 6 miles from Kewalos.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 15 17 14 13

All wavebuoys around Kewalos

Overall Kewalos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Kewalos: see the swell variation by month.


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

Surfing Kewalos photo


Photo credit: Kook

Kewalos Keiki photo


Photo credit: little looks photography (Chuck Little)

Rip Curl Grom Search 2016, Kewalos photo


Photo credit: Chuck Little (little looks photography)

Kewalos Location Maps

Kewalos Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to HAW - Oahu surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Kewalos

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kewalos:

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Wave buoys nearest to Kewalos:

Tide stations nearest to Kewalos:

  • Closest tide station
    Honolulu, Oahu (Hawaii)
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Pearl Harbor Entrance, Bishop Point, Oahu Island
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Pearl Harbor, Ford Island Ferry, Oahu Island
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    'Ewa Beach
    9 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kewalos is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kewalos is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 20 km (12 miles) away.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kewalos and is 110 km (68 miles) away.
Kewalos break location map and break info