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Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor) Surf Guide

Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor) in Oahu is an exposed reef break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the north and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. There is no reef break. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Hazards include - Urchins - Rocks - Sharks.

Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
25.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor):

The best conditions reported for surf at Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor) occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor) (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in May while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor) Location Map

Interactive Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor) 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 Reef Runway is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Reef Runway is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 25 km (16 miles) away.

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Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 12:29 Local Time
Sunday 22
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor)

Surf stats for Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor)

Wind stats for Reef Runway (Hickam Harbor), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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