About Honolua

Classical outer island perfection that often makes it into the top 5 waves in the world list. It's combination of length and ultra round cylindrical sections set in the beautiful amphitheatre of the cliff-lined Honolua Bay make it a perennial favourite of all who are lucky enough to surf it. The first section, Coconuts, breaks in front of the cliffs with the most size, accompanied by the most wind as the trades are funnelled down the valley. It then wraps into the bay where it hits Outside, the next hollow section. It'll either result in a classic barrel or the lip will slam down and propel the unlucky towards the infamous Cave stretch, where many a surfboard met an untimely end in the pre-leash days! Cave is the hollowest and most crowded section, despite being a fair bit smaller than Coconuts and leads into the inner Keiki Bowl. The Bay works on NNE, N, NNW and W swell, while NW swells are blocked by Molokai unless it is big enough to wrap. Honolua is definately a wave for only the most experienced surfers.

The intensity of the crowds almost matches the North Shore and the place gets packed when it's on with half the islands best surfers eager to get a piece of the action. Beware of urchins on the shallow reef in the bay.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Honolua
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Right-hand Pointbreak Right-hand Pointbreak
  • Uneven Reef Uneven Reef
  • W - NE W - NE
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 20 3 Swell Range 3 - 20ft

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