Makapu’u Surf Forecasts and Spot Information

Makapu’u on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii is a fairly consistent reef that works best on East Southeast , Northeast, and Southeast swells. Waves break both left and right here, and the surf will typically work at all tides. Makapu’u can produce decent surf within the range of about 2 feet to 8 feet.

Southwesterly winds at Makapu’u tend to produce the most ideal and offshore surf conditions.

The seabed here is mostly uneven reef and sand. You can find waves here year-round.

Best Surf Conditions for Makapu’u

Swell DirectionESE, NE, SE
Wind DirectionSW
Ideal Surf Height2ft to 8ft

Surf Reports & Forecasts for Makapu’u

Where available, we’ve included surf reports and forecast widgets from,, and to provide you with a comparison for your favorite spots. Check out those surf forecasting websites to discover more surf spots and in-depth forecasts.

Check out these surf reports for Makapu’u. It’s interesting to note how differences in thing like quality of conditions, surf height, wind, and swell direction vary between the forecasts. Depending on the spot, one report may be more accurate than another.

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