Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Rocky Point is one of the most consistent waves on the North Shore, and also among the most consistently crowded. The wave is not as critical nor high profile as the more famous Northshore spots, however, it is every bit as perfect. Rocky’s lineup is the default refuge for locals, unknown travellers, and the most famous of pros alike, as it is not so scary as Pipe and it offers a bit of everything from airs to tubes, lefts and rights. It is a swell magnet and is a local favourite for photographers and their sponsored subjects. The waves here can be a bit challenging and break for up to 100 meters over a coral reef.
What are the best surf conditions for Rocky Point?
Gets good between chest high and double overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard then a step up as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced-level surfers. The surf here is super consistent (9/10) and will always get crowded (8/10). The best winds are from the Southeast. the best swells are from the North, Northwest, and West. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing board shorts or a bikini year round as water temperatures range between 27 and 24. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.