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Makapu'u ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.4

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Makapu'u Spot ID

Makapu'u photo


Photo credit: nate

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.9 °C

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Saturday, 25 January 2020, 14:22 Local time
Saturday 25
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 9 9 6 6
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
ENE 25
ENE 25
Wind State on on on on

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Makapu'u in Oahu is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks/crowds.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waimanalo, Oahu Island, Hawaii, 5 km from Makapu'u.

IS AT (local time)

Makapu'u Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kailua, 11 km from Makapu'u.


Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Makapu'u

Buoy Data:

At Mokapu Point, HI, 7 miles from Makapu'u.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 10 10 11 12

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Overall Makapu'u Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

Surf stats for Makapu'u: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Makapu'u: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Makapu'u Location Maps

Makapu'u Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Makapu'u:

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Wave buoys nearest to Makapu'u:

Tide stations nearest to Makapu'u:

  • Closest tide station
    Waimanalo, Oahu Island
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Hanauma Bay, Oahu Island
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Mokuoloe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu Island
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Honolulu, Oahu (Hawaii)
    14 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Makapu'u is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF) in Usa Oahu Isl., 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Makapu'u is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 28 km (17 miles) away.
  • Third is Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl., 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl. is 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Makapu'u and is 94 km (58 miles) away.
Makapu'u break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Makapu'u, HAW - Oahu. Use the tab navigation above to view Makapu'u sea temperature, Makapu'u photographs, Makapu'u detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Makapu'u webcams, current wind from HAW - Oahu live weather stations and Makapu'u tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Makapu'u.