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Waikiki ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Waikiki Surf Guide

Waikiki in Lima is a fairly exposed reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rocks and pollution.

Waikiki Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waikiki:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waikiki occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Waikiki with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in February while 73% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
73%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Waikiki Location Map

Interactive Waikiki 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 nearest passenger airport to Waikiki is Jorge Chavez International (Lima) Airport (LIM) in Peru, which is 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Waikiki is Pisco Airport (PIO), also in Peru, 202 km (125 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Waikiki Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 15:37 Local Time
Sunday 09Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1.5
SW
1.6
SW
Period (s) 18 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 15
S 20
SSE 15
SSE 10
S
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Waikiki

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

Wind History at Waikiki

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/pier
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Waikiki: