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Poundeers Beach Surf Guide

Poundeers Beach in Oahu is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks/rips.

Poundeers Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Poundeers Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Poundeers Beach occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Poundeers Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in December while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Poundeers Beach 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 Poundeers Beach is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF) in Usa Oahu Isl., 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Poundeers Beach is Dillingham Airport (HDH), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 31 km (19 miles) away.

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Poundeers Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 January 2023, 10:24 Local Time
Sunday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 18 18 17 17
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Poundeers Beach

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

Wind History at Poundeers Beach

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

Poundeers Beach Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.6
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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dylan from United States
“I was out there for about an hour on the 6th around 1200. waves were breaking on the shore. Every 10 minutes or so a big set would come in. However, they were quick to break. Not the norm for Pounders”

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