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

Overall: 2.8

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Kings Reef Surf Guide

Kings Reef in Maui is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. It's often crowded here. Hazards include urchins, rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Kings Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kings Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kings Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in December while 47% 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
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
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 Kings Reef Location Map

Interactive Kings Reef 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 Kings Reef is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kings Reef is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Kings Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 04:15 Local Time
Saturday 06
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 2.4
NNE
2.3
NNE
2.3
NNE
2.0
N
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 25
E 25
ENE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Kings Reef

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

Wind History at Kings Reef

Wind stats for Kings Reef, 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 Kings Reef. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Kings Reef: