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Waimanalo ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.3

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Waimanalo break guidePhoto by: Ashley valera

Waimanalo Surf Guide

Waimanalo in Oahu is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of jellyfsih and rocks.

Waimanalo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waimanalo:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Waimanalo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in March while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
50%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Waimanalo Location Map

Interactive Waimanalo 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 Waimanalo is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF) in Usa Oahu Isl., 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waimanalo is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 23 km (14 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.
Waimanalo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 22:52 Local Time
SunMonday 08
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 2.0
ENE
2.2
ENE
2.3
ENE
2.4
ENE
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 35
E 40
ENE 40
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

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Swell History at Waimanalo

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

Wind History at Waimanalo

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

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    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

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