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Waimea Bay/Pinballs ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 4.2

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Waimea Bay/Pinballs break guidePhoto by: Will Savage

Waimea Bay/Pinballs Surf Guide

Waimea Bay/Pinballs in Oahu is an exposed reef break that usually has waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. There is a right breaking reef. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and locals.

Waimea Bay/Pinballs Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waimea Bay/Pinballs:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waimea Bay/Pinballs occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Waimea Bay/Pinballs (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Waimea Bay/Pinballs 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 52% of the time in January while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Waimea Bay/Pinballs Location Map

Interactive Waimea Bay/Pinballs 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 Waimea Bay/Pinballs is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waimea Bay/Pinballs is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Waimea Bay/Pinballs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 02:58 Local Time
Tuesday 26
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
1.9
N
1.5
N
1.9
N
1.8
N
Period (s) 16 12 14 14
Wind (km/h)
20
20
15
10
Wind State cross-
off
off off cross-
off

Swell History at Waimea Bay/Pinballs

Surf stats for Waimea Bay/Pinballs, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Waimea Bay/Pinballs

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

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