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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Polihale State Park

USA, Hawaii, Kauai

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 22° 4.537' N
Longitude: 159° 46.167' W

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Mostly beach breaks with the exception of a small section of reef called Queen's Pond (where the red marker is on the map) Its a right hander, Otherwise from there North its all Beach break and is ever changing with the different swells, All the way up where the Na Pali Begins is another sort of rocky sandy right hander called Echo's that breaks in front of all the rocks piled up near the cliffs...

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly beach breaks with the exception of a small section of reef called Queen's Pond (where the red marker is on the map) Its a right hander, Otherwise from there North its all Beach break and is ever changing with the different swells, All the way up where the Na Pali Begins is another sort of rocky sandy right hander called Echo's that breaks in front of all the rocks piled up near the cliffs...

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly beach breaks with the exception of a small section of reef called Queen's Pond (where the red marker is on the map) Its a right hander, Otherwise from there North its all Beach break and is ever changing with the different swells, All the way up where the Na Pali Begins is another sort of rocky sandy right hander called Echo's that breaks in front of all the rocks piled up near the cliffs...

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly beach breaks with the exception of a small section of reef called Queen's Pond (where the red marker is on the map) Its a right hander, Otherwise from there North its all Beach break and is ever changing with the different swells, All the way up where the Na Pali Begins is another sort of rocky sandy right hander called Echo's that breaks in front of all the rocks piled up near the cliffs...

DistanceDay trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Polihale

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

Queens Pond is the best South end spot, you can go about another 1/4 mile but Military base after and No Trespassing, North of Queens Pond is all beach breaks, find a peak that looks good and paddle out, all the way to the North end of the beach at the start of the Na Pali (Cliff) you have another right hander that gets good on a N to NW swell called Echo's, it breaks right along the Big boulder rocks just off the cliffs, Sand with some rocks so be alert!
There are about 6 Pavilions a few have bathrooms and cold showers, and usually a built in BBQ...

English (Translate this text in English): Queens Pond is the best South end spot, you can go about another 1/4 mile but Military base after and No Trespassing, North of Queens Pond is all beach breaks, find a peak that looks good and paddle out, all the way to the North end of the beach at the start of the Na Pali (Cliff) you have another right hander that gets good on a N to NW swell called Echo's, it breaks right along the Big boulder rocks just off the cliffs, Sand with some rocks so be alert!
There are about 6 Pavilions a few have bathrooms and cold showers, and usually a built in BBQ...

English (Translate this text in English): Queens Pond is the best South end spot, you can go about another 1/4 mile but Military base after and No Trespassing, North of Queens Pond is all beach breaks, find a peak that looks good and paddle out, all the way to the North end of the beach at the start of the Na Pali (Cliff) you have another right hander that gets good on a N to NW swell called Echo's, it breaks right along the Big boulder rocks just off the cliffs, Sand with some rocks so be alert!
There are about 6 Pavilions a few have bathrooms and cold showers, and usually a built in BBQ...

English (Translate this text in English): Queens Pond is the best South end spot, you can go about another 1/4 mile but Military base after and No Trespassing, North of Queens Pond is all beach breaks, find a peak that looks good and paddle out, all the way to the North end of the beach at the start of the Na Pali (Cliff) you have another right hander that gets good on a N to NW swell called Echo's, it breaks right along the Big boulder rocks just off the cliffs, Sand with some rocks so be alert!
There are about 6 Pavilions a few have bathrooms and cold showers, and usually a built in BBQ...

Atmosphere

It is an Awesome place to camp and just surf! Build a fire, Play music and have a few cold beers after a day of surf, It can get Very Big here so be careful... When In Doubt, Dont Go Out!! Have Fun!

English (Translate this text in English): It is an Awesome place to camp and just surf! Build a fire, Play music and have a few cold beers after a day of surf, It can get Very Big here so be careful... When In Doubt, Dont Go Out!! Have Fun!

English (Translate this text in English): It is an Awesome place to camp and just surf! Build a fire, Play music and have a few cold beers after a day of surf, It can get Very Big here so be careful... When In Doubt, Dont Go Out!! Have Fun!

English (Translate this text in English): It is an Awesome place to camp and just surf! Build a fire, Play music and have a few cold beers after a day of surf, It can get Very Big here so be careful... When In Doubt, Dont Go Out!! Have Fun!

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