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Pipeline ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.3

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Pipeline Surf Guide

Pipeline in Oahu is a reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. Often Crowded. Take care of rocks and locals.

Pipeline Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pipeline:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pipeline occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pipeline 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 44% of the time in January while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pipeline Location Map

Interactive Pipeline 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 Pipeline is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pipeline is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Pipeline Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 July 2021, 10:00 Local Time
Friday 23
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
0.3
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
Period (s) - 15 14 13
Wind (km/h)
30
30
30
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Pipeline

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

Wind History at Pipeline

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

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