About Kahaluu

Kahalu'u offers a few different peaks for surfers to choose from, all of which are rolling and mellow -- thus perfect for the legions of novice surfers that flock here. Nevertheless, when a solid S or S-W swell shows up in the spring and summer months, the outermost peak of Kahalu'u Bay pumps out fun lefts and rights that offer a semi-steep drop and ripable lines.

Source: Kahaluu Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Usually best suited for beginner to intermediate levels.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Usually friendly. Be cool and keep it that way.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Often crowded, and with many beginners.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Great for beginners most of the time, but fun for intermediate surfers on solid swells.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Fairly short paddle for smaller days. Paddle becomes more the larger it gets.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Shallow at low tide. Other surfers and their boards.


Easy. Parking at Kahalu'u Beach Park.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard, sup



Best Season

Year-round. Winter NW-WNW swells and summer S-SW swells. Most consistent in summer.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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