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Waikiki ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.4

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Waikiki Surf Guide

Waikiki in Oahu is an exposed beach and reef break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore. Best around high tide. Often Crowded. Beware of rocks, rips, crowds.

Waikiki Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent25.9°C

Surfing Waikiki:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Waikiki sea temperature, Waikiki photographs, Waikiki detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Waikiki webcams, current wind from HAW - Oahu live weather stations and Waikiki tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Waikiki

Waikiki Surf:

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 09:05 Local time
Saturday 30
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 20
ENE 25
ENE 30
Wind State off off off off

Tide Times:

For Honolulu, Oahu (Hawaii), 5 km from Waikiki.

IS AT (local time)

Waikiki Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-OOUH1, 5 km from Waikiki.


Air temperature
25.6 °C

Current weather near Waikiki

Buoy Data:

At Pearl Harbor Entrance, HI, 9 miles from Waikiki.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 17 17 17 17

All wavebuoys around Waikiki

Overall Waikiki Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Waikiki: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Waikiki: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

body sufer waikiki at the "wall" by Moana Anuenue photo


Photo credit: solimane lamouri

Waikiki Location Maps

Waikiki Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to HAW - Oahu surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Waikiki

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Waikiki:

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Wave buoys nearest to Waikiki:

Tide stations nearest to Waikiki:

  • Closest tide station
    Honolulu, Oahu (Hawaii)
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Hanauma Bay, Oahu Island
    8 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Waimanalo, Oahu Island
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Pearl Harbor Entrance, Bishop Point, Oahu Island
    10 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Pearl Harbor, Ford Island Ferry, Oahu Island
    10 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Waikiki is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waikiki is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 20 km (12 miles) away.
  • Third is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Waikiki and is 106 km (66 miles) away.
Waikiki break location map and break info