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Kihei Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.2

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Kihei Cove break guidePhoto by: Bobby Tanaka

Kihei Cove Surf Guide

Kihei Cove in Maui is a reef break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Watch out for urchins and rocks.

Kihei Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kihei Cove:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Kihei Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 53% of the time in June while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 45% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
53%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
45%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kihei Cove Location Map

Interactive Kihei Cove 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 Kihei Cove is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kihei Cove is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 35 km (22 miles) away.

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Kihei Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 10:53 Local Time
Tuesday 01
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) -
-
0.2
S
0.2
WNW
0.4
NW
Period (s) - 7 23 22
Wind (km/h) 0
NE 5
ENE 10
NE 15
NNE
Wind State glass glass off off

Swell History at Kihei Cove

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

Wind History at Kihei Cove

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

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
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    • Icon  s21.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s11.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away

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