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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 Forecast / HAW – Oahu / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 HST
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Ranches surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ranches sea temperature is 24.8 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 24.1 max: 25.1 min: 23.4 °C)
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Ranches surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ranches sea temperature is 24.8 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 24.1 max: 25.1 min: 23.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 5 km from Waikiki has swung offshore (light winds from the ENE at BUOY-OOUH1). 0.8m 7 s period swell from SSE with 1.8m 10 s period wind swell from ENE

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19 km away, 1 h 21 min ago

Light
15 km/h
E
22.0
24.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Ranches this week:

The surf forecast for Ranches over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 24) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 15s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Ranches in the next 7 days are 2.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 10s period and expected on Friday (Feb 26) at 2PM.

Wave TypeTime (HST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Wed 24th Feb)2ft (0.6m) 12s
Best Surf 2PM (Mon 1st Mar)8ft (2.4m) 10s
Most Powerful 2AM (Wed 3rd Mar)8ft (2.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Ranches over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.7
NW
2.1
E
0.4
NW
0.6
NW
0.8
NW
0.7
NW
0.6
NW
2.2
NE
2.1
NE
2
NE
2.1
NE
2.1
NE
2.1
NE
2.1
NE
0.6
NW
0.4
NW
2.4
NE
2.3
ENE
2.4
NE
2.2
NE
2.5
NE
1.8
NE
1.8
NE
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1630761773022091160918832901901866880118621028010558691131614566
25
E
20
E
25
E
30
E
30
E
25
E
25
E
25
E
25
E
25
ENE
20
ENE
30
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
35
ENE
30
ENE
35
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
20
ENE
25
NE
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off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
2:54PM
0.20
3:32AM
0.64
3:35PM
0.24
4:07AM
0.64
4:16PM
0.28
4:42AM
0.62
4:59PM
0.32
5:16AM
0.57
5:47PM
0.37
5:52AM
0.50
6:38PM
0.41
6:28AM
0.42
7:36PM
0.44
7:07AM
0.33
10:04AM
0.05
8:17PM
-0.03
10:29AM
0.02
9:02PM
-0.05
10:55AM
0.00
9:48PM
-0.05
11:23AM
-0.02
10:37PM
-0.02
11:52AM
-0.03
11:29PM
0.01
12:22PM
-0.04
12:28AM
0.07
12:54PM
-0.03
1:41AM
0.12
1:29PM
-0.02

Note: the tide data above is for Waianae, Pokai Bay, Oahu Island, Hawaii which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Ranches.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Ranches blow from the ENE

Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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2324222324222224222223222223222223222223202023
2425232424232425232424222324222323222323222323
6:56--6:56--6:54--6:54--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:50-
-6:35--6:35--6:36--6:36--6:36--6:37--6:37--6:37

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Wed afternoon, min 22°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 20°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Ranches Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Ranches provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Ranches can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Ranches surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Ranches) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Ranches may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Ranches is 22 km (14 miles) from Wahiawa. If you plan a vacation in Oahu, look for hotels and other accommodation in Wahiawa. Wahiawa has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.