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Paradise Surf Guide

Paradise in Oahu is a reef break that is usually a safe bet. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of - Urchins.

Paradise Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Paradise:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Paradise with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 73% of the time in July while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
73%
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
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Paradise Location Map

Interactive Paradise 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 Paradise is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Paradise is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 21 km (13 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Paradise Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 18:55 Local Time
Wednesday 05Thu
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h)
15
20
15
15
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Paradise

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

Wind History at Paradise

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Paradise: