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Puamana Surf Guide

Puamana in Maui is a reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Crowds are never a problem here. Hazards include - Urchins - Rocks.

Puamana Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Puamana:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Puamana with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 74% of the time in June while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% 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).

Explore Puamana Location Map

Interactive Puamana 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 Puamana is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Puamana is Kahului Airport (OGG), also in Usa Maui Isl., 25 km (16 miles) away.

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Puamana Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 12 August 2022, 03:00 Local Time
Friday 12
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 13 10 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off cross-

Swell History at Puamana

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

Wind History at Puamana

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

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