Located on Oahu, facing Southwest, Makaha Point is one of the most historic breaks on the island. There are a few breaks here suitable for different skill levels, both lefts and rights available. The inside reef is great for groms and beginner longboarders. There’s a middle peak that has both a left and right perfect for performance surfing or cruising depending on the day and your style. The point is a big right-hander that can hold a good amount of size, and links into the Bowl, which can be a close-out or good barrel depending on the wave choice. The waves here range from approachable to very challenging (on big swells) and break for up to 100 meters over coral reefs.
What are the best surf conditions for Makaha Point?
Gets good between waist-high and triple overhead. We recommend riding a longboard, shortboard, step-up, or gun depending on the size. Makaha Point is suitable for all levels of surfer. The surf here is pretty consistent (6/10) and will get crowded (8/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. The best winds are from the North, Northwest, Southwest, and West. Works through the tide.
We recommend wearing board shorts or a bikini year-round here. Water temperatures range from 27 to 24. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.