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

Overall: 4.0

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Rockpiles Surf Guide

Rockpiles in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include urchins, rocks, obstacles, locals and pollution.

Rockpiles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rockpiles:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rockpiles occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Rockpiles 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 31% of the time in May while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rockpiles Location Map

Interactive Rockpiles 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 Rockpiles is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rockpiles is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 20 km (12 miles) away.

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Rockpiles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 October 2021, 07:58 Local Time
Sunday 17
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
1.6
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.6
ENE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
30
30
30
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Rockpiles

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

Wind History at Rockpiles

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

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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Rockpiles: