Lanikai Beach

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Sunset at Lanikai
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Lanikai beach
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Lanikai beach
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Situated on the windward coast of Oahu in Hawaii is Lanikai beach, which translates as "heavenly sea". With its fine white sand and brilliant aqua blue water this name seems quite fitting. Lanikai is fringed with palm trees and with water temperatures rarely dipping below 75° F (24° C) there is no mistaking you are in the tropics. Unlike many of Oahu's other great beaches, Lanikai is not designated a beach park. This means it is short on facilities such as showers and parking, however, this hasn't stopped it being one of the most popular beaches on the island.

What makes Lanikai beach instantly recognizable are the Nā Mokulua or "the Mokes" - these are the twin islands which sit less than a mile offshore. Both islands are nature reserves and part of the Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary which means the smaller of the islands is completely out of bounds. You can swim or kayak out to the larger of the two islands but the seas can be dangerous and tiger sharks are known to frequent the ocean side of the islands!

If (unlike me) you are an early riser then Lanikai is a great spot to take in a sunrise. On the right day the sun even obligingly pops up right between the Mokes. Fortunately, for the rest of us Lanikai beach is also a great place to see the moon rising.

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Lanikai Beach Weather Info

5 Day Lanikai Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Lanikai Beach tide times & sea state

Sun 19/05 »

Surf report for Sun 19/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 9mph
11:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 12mph
17:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:50
Sunset19:03
Dark19:27

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 9mph
17:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:50
Sunset19:04
Dark19:28

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 4mph
20:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:50
Sunset19:04
Dark19:28

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
17:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise05:49
Sunset19:05
Dark19:29

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
14:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise05:49
Sunset19:05
Dark19:29

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
14:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise05:49
Sunset19:05
Dark19:30

Today's weather

Light rain showers

24 °C
(75 °F)

Gentle breeze, 16.6 km/h from E

Sea temperature

26.1°C / 79°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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