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Off the Wall/Insanities Surf Guide

Off the Wall/Insanities in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. It's often crowded here. Hazards include urchins, rips and rocks.

Off the Wall/Insanities Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Off the Wall/Insanities:

The best conditions reported for surf at Off the Wall/Insanities occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Off the Wall/Insanities (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Off the Wall/Insanities 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 56% of the time in January while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Off the Wall/Insanities Location Map

Interactive Off the Wall/Insanities 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 Off the Wall/Insanities is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Off the Wall/Insanities is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Off the Wall/Insanities Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 09:00 Local Time
Wednesday 22
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Off the Wall/Insanities

Surf stats for Off the Wall/Insanities, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Off the Wall/Insanities

Wind stats for Off the Wall/Insanities, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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