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Turtles Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Turtles Reef Surf Guide

Turtles Reef in Oahu is a reef break The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Private beach - Localism - Sharks.

Turtles Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Turtles Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Turtles Reef 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 69% of the time in June while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% 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 Turtles Reef Location Map

Interactive Turtles Reef 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 Turtles Reef is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Turtles Reef is Dillingham Airport (HDH), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Turtles Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 00:08 Local Time
SunMonday 08
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 30
ENE 30
ENE 35
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Turtles Reef

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

Wind History at Turtles Reef

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

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