Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Log Cabins is a moody right and left that breaks best on peaky N swells. It breaks over a lava reef bottom gnarlier than Pipe. Log Cabins rarely gets crowded. From shoulder to overhead it is suitable for advanced surfers. As the size rises it gets increasingly treacherous. It packs a serious punch, is usually very consistent and has submerged fingered knobs in the reef that point up. The waves here are heavy and break for up to 100 meters over that lava reef.
What are the best surf conditions for Log Cabins?
Gets good between waist high and triple overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard then step up here as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced level surfers. The surf here is somewhat consistent (6/10) and will get busy at times (5/10). The best winds are from the East and Southeast. The best swells are from the North or Northwest. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini year round here. Water temperatures don’t fall below 24 and range as high as 27. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.