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Big Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Big Beach Spot ID

glassy and classy, Big Beach photo

Big Beach

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Go big or Go Huge, Big Beach photo

Big Beach

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Morning beauty, Big Beach photo

Big Beach

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MORNING LIGHT, Big Beach photo

Big Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.6 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 14:51 Local time
Tuesday 17Wed
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 16 16 15 18
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
Wind State cross-

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Big Beach in Maui is a beach break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for - Rocks - Sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Makena, Maui Island, Hawaii, 2 km from Big Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Big Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At La Perouse Bay Kihei wx, 5 km from Big Beach.

light winds from the E

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
29.8 °C

Current weather near Big Beach

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 27 miles from Big Beach.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.4
Dominant period (s) 8 8 9 8

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Overall Big Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

This image describes the range of swells directed at Big Beach through an average July.... (show all text)

The graph shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions ... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Big Beach surf consistency graph.

Also see Big Beach surf quality by season and Big Beach surf quality by month.

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Big Beach Location Maps

Big Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Big Beach:

  • Closest city location
    19 mi
  • Second closest city location
    99 mi
  • Third closest city location
    101 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    103 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    109 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Big Beach is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Big Beach is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl., 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Big Beach and is 74 km (46 miles) away.
Big Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Big Beach, HAW - Maui. Use the tab navigation above to view Big Beach sea temperature, Big Beach photographs, Big Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Big Beach webcams, current wind from HAW - Maui live weather stations and Big Beach 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 Big Beach.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.