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Coast Guard ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Coast Guard Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.8 °C

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 21:05 Local time
Wednesday 17Thu
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
ENE 25
ENE 20
Wind State cross-

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Coast Guard in Big Island is a reef break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include urchins, rips and rocks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kohala Lighthouse, 5 km from Coast Guard.

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Coast Guard Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kapa'au, 8 km from Coast Guard.


Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Coast Guard

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 63 miles from Coast Guard.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 3.2
Dominant period (s) 14 13 13 14

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Overall Coast Guard Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Coast Guard:

  • Closest city location
    57 mi
  • Second closest city location
    63 mi
  • Third closest city location
    144 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    145 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    148 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Coast Guard is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Coast Guard is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 36 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl. is 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Coast Guard and is 65 km (40 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Coast Guard, HAW - Big Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Coast Guard sea temperature, Coast Guard photographs, Coast Guard detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Coast Guard webcams, current wind from HAW - Big Island live weather stations and Coast Guard 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 Coast Guard.