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Ranches ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Ranches Surf Guide

Ranches in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of urchins, rocks and sharks.

Ranches Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ranches:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ranches occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ranches with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 68% of the time in November while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
68%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ranches Location Map

Interactive Ranches 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 Ranches is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ranches is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Ranches Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 00:03 Local Time
SunMonday 08
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.7
NNE
1.5
NE
1.0
N
0.8
NNW
Period (s) 10 8 10 15
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
E 20
E 25
E
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Ranches

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

Wind History at Ranches

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

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    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away

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