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Makaha ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.9

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Makaha Surf Guide

Makaha in Oahu is an exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. There are left and right breaking reefs. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Makaha Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Makaha:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Makaha with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in January while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
35%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Makaha Location Map

Interactive Makaha 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 Makaha is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Makaha is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 36 km (22 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Makaha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 00:02 Local Time
SunMonday 08
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.6
NNW
0.7
NNW
1.0
N
0.8
NNW
Period (s) 16 16 10 15
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
E 25
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Makaha

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

Wind History at Makaha

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Makaha: