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Waikokos ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.0

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Waikokos Surf Guide

Waikokos in Kaua'i is a reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the south southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks.

Waikokos Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waikokos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waikokos occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Waikokos 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 23% of the time in January while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Waikokos Location Map

Interactive Waikokos 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 Waikokos is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waikokos is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 35 km (22 miles) away.

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Waikokos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 09:55 Local Time
Sunday 09
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.3
NW
1.3
NW
1.3
NW
1.3
NW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
E 20
E 20
E 15
ESE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Waikokos

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

Wind History at Waikokos

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

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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

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