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Populars ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 4.0

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Populars Surf Guide

Populars in Oahu is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. There is a right hand reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of rocks, obstacles, locals and sharks.

Populars Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Populars:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Populars with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in May while 30% 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
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
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 Populars Location Map

Interactive Populars 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 Populars is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Populars is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 20 km (12 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Populars Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 14:44 Local Time
Saturday 06
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SE
0.6
SE
Period (s) 19 19 7 6
Wind (km/h) 40
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Populars

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

Wind History at Populars

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

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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away

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