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Pokai Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Pokai Bay break guidePhoto by: Brad Baang

Pokai Bay Surf Guide

Pokai Bay in Oahu is an exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. It's often crowded here. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Pokai Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pokai Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pokai Bay occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pokai Bay 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 60% of the time in January while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
60%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pokai Bay Location Map

Interactive Pokai Bay 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 Pokai Bay is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pokai Bay is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 31 km (19 miles) away.

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Pokai Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 23:45 Local Time
SunMonday 08
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.7
NNE
0.7
NNW
1.0
N
0.8
NNW
Period (s) 10 16 10 15
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
ENE 25
ENE 30
E
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Pokai Bay

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

Wind History at Pokai Bay

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

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