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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: Chuck Little (little looks photography)

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

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Kewalos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in May while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kewalos Location Map

Interactive Kewalos 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 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.

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Kewalos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 October 2021, 08:30 Local Time
Sunday 17
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
1.6
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.6
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Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
30
30
30
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Kewalos

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

Wind History at Kewalos

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

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