Sand Island

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sand island is a fun town surf spot that most surfers never surf because, altho its close to downtown honolulu, its off the beaten track.

My favorite non-tourist spot on the South shore of Oahu!

Additional Info:
relax, the sharks are just curious. there have been no shark attacks in recent memory. a more serious and all too real concern is the sewage outfall offshore. probably a good idea to stay away from this spot during kona (onshore) wind conditions.


Take Nimitz to Sand Island access road and follow to the end. Park at the showers past the fishing area and follow the path to the rock wall, where the path meets the wall drop your slippers and go over the rocks. There is a good channel to paddle out on your left of the impact zone.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (rocky)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc.)
FrequencyVery consistent (150+ days/year)
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionUnknown
Swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 10ft+
TideMid and high tide
Tide movementDon't know
WeekendFew surfers

Pollution, Sharks



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