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Latitude: 21° 16.391' N
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Drive into Waikiki, past the "Duke Kahanamoku" statue, and park in the Fort Derussy parking lot. Walk out past the Halekoa hotel and paddle out to the right.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouth
Good wind directionSouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Park in the Fort Derussy parking structure, and walk straight out past the Halekoa. Respect the oceans strength.
Great place to surf, almost never crowded, nice size waves for experienced surfers. LongBoarders and Shortboarders.
Great spot, nice hollow waves.
By KD , 02-01-2009
South Shore Perfection - In mid October of 2006, I scored this place sooo good. I went out BIG in Honolulu the night before, and was still REALLY feeling it during the long paddle out to Three's. The sets were stacked to the horizon as the offshores howled out of the valleys and through the high rises, grooming a large south swell into perfect grinding cylinders that would funnel all the way down to the inside reef. It was crowded, but was double overhead plus on the sets, so the idiots were getting some great beat downs, which added to the fun too. I had some of the best waves of my life that day, and some of the deepest tubes too. Even with the vicious hangover, a crowd of kooks and the local crew scrapping for the set waves, it was my best Town session ever and a day I will never forget.
By Woody , 08-07-2008
WAY OVERRATED - Threes is such a far paddle out and so insanely crowded with every single type of kook that you can imagine that i wouldn't recommend this spot to my WORST enemy. Shortboarder? HA HA HA You're wasting your time. HEY! It's 1-3'. Say 'Hi' to 40 of your closest friends....
By Anonymous , 12-02-2008
paddle out - Howzit guys/gals...haven't surfed 3's since the 80's. I'm trying to remember how long the paddle out was...from the end off the cement out in front of the Reef Hotel...I think it was about 15-20 minutes to the outside...Mahalo in advance.
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