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

Overall: 3.7

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Generals Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.9 °C

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Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:35 Local time
Monday 15
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
WSW 10
SW 5
Wind State cross-
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Generals in Big Island is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef break. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips, rocks,,crowds.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kailua Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, 4 km from Generals.

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Generals Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kailua Kona, 3 km from Generals.


Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near Generals

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 67 miles from Generals.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 8 7 8 7

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Overall Generals Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Generals:

  • Closest city location
    59 mi
  • Second closest city location
    94 mi
  • Third closest city location
    168 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    168 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    172 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Generals is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Generals is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Generals and is 99 km (61 miles) away.
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