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Phantoms ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.3

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Phantoms Surf Guide

Phantoms in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks and locals.

Phantoms Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
25.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Phantoms:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Phantoms 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 30% of the time in January while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Phantoms Location Map

Interactive Phantoms 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 Phantoms is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Phantoms is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Phantoms Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 October 2021, 08:48 Local Time
Sunday 17
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
0.8
NW
0.7
NW
0.7
NW
0.6
NW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
25
30
30
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Phantoms

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

Wind History at Phantoms

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

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    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon  s54.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s54.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away

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