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Nimitz Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Nimitz Beach Surf Guide

Nimitz Beach in Oahu is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. There are left and right breaking reefs. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Nimitz Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
26.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nimitz Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nimitz Beach occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Nimitz Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in May while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
37%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nimitz Beach Location Map

Interactive Nimitz Beach 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 Nimitz Beach is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nimitz Beach is Dillingham Airport (HDH), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 34 km (21 miles) away.

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Nimitz Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 01:42 Local Time
MonTuesday 26
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m)
0.4
SSW
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
Period (s) 12 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
25
20
15
15
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Nimitz Beach

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

Wind History at Nimitz Beach

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

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