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

Overall: 4.0

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Turtle Bay Surf Guide

Turtle Bay in Oahu is an exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break favours right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Turtle Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Turtle Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Turtle Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in January while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Turtle Bay Location Map

Interactive Turtle Bay 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 Turtle Bay is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Turtle Bay is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 37 km (23 miles) away.

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Turtle Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 01:32 Local Time
SunMonday 08
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.7
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.8
NNW
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 35
E 35
E 35
E 40
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Turtle Bay

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

Wind History at Turtle Bay

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

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    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away

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