Kaneohe Bay Sandbar

 
4:53 PM

7:10 AM

6:15 PM

Current conditions at 1/21 4:42 PM - KANEOHE MCAS - 6 km away.

 

Wind Forecast

Jan-21
Friday
21-January
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)6767
Temp C    25242322
Precip (mm/3hr)    
Jan-22
Saturday
22-January
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)55577769
Temp C2222222424232323
Precip (mm/3hr)
 
Jan-23
Sunday
23-January
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)79677778
Temp C2222222424242222
Precip (mm/3hr)0.90.6
 
Jan-24
Monday
24-January
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)8810109989
Temp C2222222323232222
Precip (mm/3hr)
 
Jan-25
Tuesday
25-January
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)10109710101111
Temp C2222222124232323
Precip (mm/3hr)0.310.4
 
Jan-26
Wednesday
26-January
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)1112131213131212
Temp C2222222424232323
Precip (mm/3hr)1.20.64.90.9
 
Jan-27
Thursday
27-January
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
Speed (knots)12
Temp C22       
Precip (mm/3hr)       
 

Forecast Source: Environment Canada

 

Nearby Stations

The following stations are near this spot.

NameICAODateDistance (Km)Wind SpeedDirectionStatusAction
KANEOHE MCASPHNG1/21 4:42 PM5.96
 
Active
WHEELER AFB/OAHUPHHI1/21 3:56 PM24.79
 
Active
HONOLULUPHNL1/21 3:53 PM18.38
 
Active
KALAELOAPHJR1/21 3:53 PM31.26
 
Active
Buoy 51207512073.9Active
Kaneohe Bay WETS512103.9Active
MokuoloeMOKH14.4Active
CW9190 KailuaC919012.8Active
OAHU FOREST NWROFRH113.0Active
Buoy 512025120213.8Active
BELLOWS AFS AT WAIMANALOBELH114.8Active
HonoluluAN16118.0Active
PEARL HARBORPHNC18.0Active
Pearl CityAN77418.2Active
HICKAM AFBPHIK20.8Active
BARBERS PT NASPHNA31.2Active
MOLOKAI/KUKUIPHMO75.0Active

Spot Details

The Kaneohe Bay Sandbar is one of the most amazing places in Hawaii to kite. The only caveat is that the wind is not always amazing... But on a solid trade day (East wind) the wind is either clean or mostly clean but super ridable and fun either way. When the wind comes around to the NE, it's 100% clean and perfect. But it's the terrain that makes this place amazing. Its a couple acre shallow white sand bar in the middle of a massive, totally protected bay. At low tide much of the area is ankle to knee deep. At high tide it's mostly knee to waist deep. Because the whole bay is protected by a barrier reef, there are virtually no waves inside and you're on nearly butter smooth water for miles and miles. However, if you want waves, as I frequently do, you can kite to the NW side of Kapapa Island from the sandbar and ride really nice waves there in mostly deep, clear water. There are also usually at least a dozen sea turtles there to keep you company.

You do need to get to this spot with a boat--either motor boat or kayaks. On the weekends the sandbar can be crowded but weekdays there are just a few boats and only around the perimeter of the sandbar where the deep water comes up into the shallows. So, even with a lot of boats, you have acres of shallow, flat water in the middle of the sandbar to enjoy.

Riders