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Publics ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.8

Overall: 3.3

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Publics Surf Guide

Publics in Oahu is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the north northeast with some shelter here from east winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. There is a left hand reef break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Watch out for rocks,etc.

Publics Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Publics:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Publics with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 71% of the time in July while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
71%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
6%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Publics Location Map

Interactive Publics 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 Publics is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Publics is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 21 km (13 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Publics Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 00:05 Local Time
SunMonday 08
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) -
-
1.3
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.4
ENE
Period (s) - 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 35
ENE 40
ENE 40
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Publics

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

Wind History at Publics

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Publics. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Publics: