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

Overall: 3.2

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Windmills break guidePhoto by: Mike Stevens

Windmills Surf Guide

Windmills in Maui is a reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the south southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north northwest. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of - Rocks - Localism - Sharks.

Windmills Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Windmills:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Windmills 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 30% of the time in January while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Windmills Location Map

Interactive Windmills 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 Windmills is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM) in Usa Maui Isl., 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Windmills is Kahului Airport (OGG), also in Usa Maui Isl., 24 km (15 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Windmills Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 09:25 Local Time
Thursday 04
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.4
NW
1.5
NNW
1.6
NNW
1.6
NNW
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NE 20
NE 20
ENE
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Swell History at Windmills

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

Wind History at Windmills

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

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: rarely breaks
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