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Browns ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Browns Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.5 °C

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Thursday, 18 July 2019, 01:27 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 7 6 6 7
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
ENE 10
ENE 10
Wind State cross-

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Browns in Big Island is a reasonably exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A choice of left and right reefs. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Anaehoomalu Bay_A-Bay, 4 km from Browns.

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Browns Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-KWHH1, 11 km from Browns.


Air temperature
28.3 °C

Current weather near Browns

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 60 miles from Browns.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.3
Dominant period (s) 8 8 8 9

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Overall Browns Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • Closest city location
    53 mi
  • Second closest city location
    75 mi
  • Third closest city location
    157 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    158 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    161 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Browns is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Browns is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Hilo International Airport (ITO), also in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Browns and is 90 km (56 miles) away.
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