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Tunnels ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Tunnels Surf Guide

Tunnels in Molokai is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Tunnels Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tunnels:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tunnels occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Tunnels with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 63% of the time in June while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% 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 Tunnels Location Map

Interactive Tunnels 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 Tunnels is Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl., 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tunnels is Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl., 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Tunnels Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 16:04 Local Time
Friday 05Sat
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 20 19 -
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 30
NE 30
ENE 25
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Tunnels

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

Wind History at Tunnels

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

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