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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 Forecast / HAW – Oahu / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Wednesday 20 Oct 2021 HST
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Pipeline surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Pipeline sea temperature is 25.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 26.7 max: 27.4 min: 25.7 °C)
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Pipeline surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Pipeline sea temperature is 25.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 26.7 max: 27.4 min: 25.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for HAW - Oahu

  1. Lanedavey small3Lane Davey (North Shore) Direction is looking better at Lanis, solid 4 ft sets maybe bigger but get onshore crumble

    Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor, 2 km away
  2. Rising swell will produce solid surf to north and west facing shores of all islands during the afternoon today and… [link]

  3. Lanedavey small3Lane Davey (North Shore) Startin to fill in, went Lanis, kinda broken but had couple 3-4 ftrs by Hultens, goin Pipe now but slim pickins ova… [link]

    Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor, 2 km away
  4. Lanedavey small3Lane Davey (North Shore) Cking Pipe, swell is not here yet but buoys r up 6 ft 14 sec so its on the way

    Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor, 2 km away
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23 km away, 1 h 14 min ago

Light
11 km/h
N
24.5
25.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Pipeline this week:

The surf forecast for Pipeline over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Oct 20) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.9m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Pipeline in the next 12 days are 2.1m 16s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Oct 26) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 11s period and expected on Sunday (Oct 24) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (HST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Wed 20th Oct)6ft (1.9m) 13s
Best Surf11PM (Wed 20th Oct)6ft (1.8m) 13s
Most Powerful 5AM (Tue 26th Oct)7ft (2.1m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Pipeline over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wed
20
Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Mon
01
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
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1.9
NNW
1.9
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.3
N
1.7
N
2
N
2.1
N
1.8
N
1.7
N
1.1
NNE
0.8
NNW
0.9
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.6
NNW
2
N
2.2
N
2
N
1.8
N
0.9
NNW
1.1
NNW
1.1
NNW
1
NNW
0.9
NNW
1.1
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.6
N
1.1
N
1
N
0.8
N
0.7
N
0.5
N
0.5
N
1.3
NNW
1.3
NNW
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132511569055224696769171674104183029717161410218821184210520551408933480575447361258275385484255192118854140353318
15
NE
5
E
15
E
20
ENE
15
E
25
E
25
E
25
E
25
E
25
E
25
E
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
15
E
15
ENE
15
E
15
ESE
15
E
20
E
15
E
20
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
20
E
20
E
15
E
15
E
20
E
20
E
20
E
25
E
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
3:11AM
0.68
2:09PM
0.47
3:44AM
0.69
2:18PM
0.44
4:20AM
0.69
2:18PM
0.41
5:00AM
0.67
1:37PM
0.40
5:50AM
0.65
6:57AM
0.63
8:24AM
0.62
9:38AM
0.63
10:29AM
0.64
11:34PM
0.32
11:06AM
0.65
12:05AM
0.40
11:38AM
0.64
12:38AM
0.48
12:07PM
0.62
8:12PM
0.10
9:25AM
0.31
8:28PM
0.09
10:10AM
0.34
8:46PM
0.09
11:02AM
0.37
9:05PM
0.10
12:32PM
0.40
9:25PM
0.11
9:45PM
0.14
10:08PM
0.17
10:30PM
0.21
8:04PM
0.25
6:43PM
0.25
3:23AM
0.28
6:31PM
0.22
4:51AM
0.28
6:35PM
0.18
5:56AM
0.27

Note: the tide data above is for Backyards which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Pipeline.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Pipeline blow from the SE

Wed
20
Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Mon
01
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6:02--6:01--6:01--6:00--6:00--5:59--5:59--5:58--5:58--5:57--5:55--5:55--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 25°C on Thu morning, min 23°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue morning. Warm (max 25°C on Sat afternoon, min 24°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 23°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Fri afternoon, min 23°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Pipeline Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Pipeline provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Pipeline can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Pipeline surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Pipeline) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Pipeline may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Pipeline is 19 km (12 miles) from Wahiawa. If you plan a vacation in Oahu, look for hotels and other accommodation in Wahiawa. Wahiawa has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.