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Majors Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Majors Bay Surf Guide

Majors Bay in Kauai is an exposed beach and point break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offers right-handers When it's working here, it can get crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Majors Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Majors Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Majors Bay occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Majors Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in August while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
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
54%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Majors Bay Location Map

Interactive Majors Bay 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 Majors Bay is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH) in Usa Kauai Isl., which is 1 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Majors Bay is Lihue Airport (LIH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 47 km (29 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Majors Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 02:10 Local Time
FriSaturday 10
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.3
S
0.2
S
0.8
E
0.7
E
Period (s) 16 16 7 6
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 10
NE 10
ENE 5
NE
Wind State cross-
off
off cross-
off
off

Swell History at Majors Bay

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

Wind History at Majors Bay

Wind stats for Majors Bay, 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 Majors Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    18km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Majors Bay:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.