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Pupukea ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Pupukea Surf Guide

Pupukea in Oahu is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Pupukea Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
25.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pupukea:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pupukea occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pupukea 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 45% of the time in January while 36% 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
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
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 Pupukea Location Map

Interactive Pupukea 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 Pupukea is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pupukea is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Pupukea Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 October 2021, 09:26 Local Time
Sunday 17
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
0.7
NW
0.6
NW
0.6
NW
0.6
NW
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h)
30
25
25
25
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Pupukea

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

Wind History at Pupukea

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

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