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Point North ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Point North Surf Guide

Point North in Maui is an exposed reef and point break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. There is a left hand reef break. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include urchins and rips.

Point North Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Point North:

The best conditions reported for surf at Point North occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Point North with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in December while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Point North Location Map

Interactive Point North 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 Point North is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Point North is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 17 km (11 miles) away.

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Point North Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 08:33 Local Time
Monday 17
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.6
NE
1.5
NE
1.6
ENE
1.6
ENE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 25
E 30
ENE 30
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Point North

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

Wind History at Point North

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

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