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Wailua/Horners ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.5

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Wailua/Horners Surf Guide

Wailua/Horners in Kauai is an exposed reef break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north. There is a left hand reef break. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rips and rocks.

Wailua/Horners Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
25.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wailua/Horners:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wailua/Horners occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wailua/Horners 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 25% of the time in January while 58% 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
25%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
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 Wailua/Horners Location Map

Interactive Wailua/Horners 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 Wailua/Horners is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wailua/Horners is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Wailua/Horners Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 12:17 Local Time
Sunday 16
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.7
ENE
2.0
ENE
2.1
ENE
2.0
ENE
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 30
ENE 25
NE 25
ENE
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Swell History at Wailua/Horners

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

Wind History at Wailua/Horners

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

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Discover surf breaks near Wailua/Horners. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability:
    20km away

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