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Radz Surf Guide

Radz in Oahu is an exposed reef break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Radz Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
24.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Radz:

The best conditions reported for surf at Radz 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 Radz (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Radz 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 Radz Location Map

Interactive Radz 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 Radz is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Radz is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Radz Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 January 2023, 09:32 Local Time
Sunday 29
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
2
NW
2.1
NW
2.1
NW
2.2
NW
Period (s) 18 18 17 17
Wind (km/h)
45
45
40
40
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Radz

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

Wind History at Radz

Wind stats for Radz, 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 Radz. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Radz: