About Off-The-Wall

As close to a hoax as any famous wave of the past 30 years, Off-The-Wall (OTW) is a single slab of reef just to the west of Backdoor and Pipeline. Off-The-Wall can have its golden moments. OTW is separated from the Backdoor reef by a narrow, deep crevice, which blocks some swells from closing out across both breaks. The OTW reef is largely flat lava, with a mound of shallower reef near its northern edge. It is best in a slightly fractured, overhead NW swell. It's a wedging right, with some smaller lefts peeling back toward Backdoor. On precisely the right wave, OTW will produce a beautiful almond-shaped barrel; many waves will be caught and ridden to closeout point by the hopeful surfer before that ideal one is found.

Source: Off-The-Wall Surf Guide

Ability Level


Beg Int Adv

Experts only.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Humility and respect a must.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Hit or miss, but count on at least a handful of surfers out when breaking

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Hollow and fast when it's on.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Breaks close in and the rides are not super long.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Clean. Beautiful, clear, blue water.

Additional Information


Reef, tough paddle back out.


Easy: Use Ehukai Beach Park parking lot, or park along Kam Highway where authorized.

Bring Your

Shortboard, bodyboard, bodysurfing


Reef with some pockets of sand

Best Season


Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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