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Bay Front ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Bay Front Hilo Hi photo

Bay Front

Photo credit: David Prager

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Bay Front

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Bay Front photo

Bay Front

Photo credit: David Prager

Bay Front photo

Bay Front

Photo credit: David Prager

Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell NE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.7 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 19:45 Local time
Friday 19Sat
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 10
NE 5
NW 0
Wind State cross-
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Bay Front in Big Island is a quite exposed reef break. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the south. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. A reef breaks left. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of urchins, rocks, locals and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hilo, Hilo Bay, Hawaii, 3 km from Bay Front.

IS AT (local time)

Bay Front Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-ILOH1, 2 km from Bay Front.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
26.9 °C

Current weather near Bay Front

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 8 miles from Bay Front.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.3
Dominant period (s) 9 9 9 9

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Overall Bay Front Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Bay Front:

  • Closest city location
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    119 mi
  • Third closest city location
    208 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    209 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    211 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bay Front is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bay Front is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Bay Front and is 101 km (63 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bay Front, HAW - Big Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Bay Front sea temperature, Bay Front photographs, Bay Front detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bay Front webcams, current wind from HAW - Big Island live weather stations and Bay Front tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bay Front.