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

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Generals Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 HST

Generals surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Generals sea temperature is 27.5 °C (Statistics for 30 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 26.2 max: 26.8 min: 25.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 13 13 12 12 15 15 14 14 13 14 13 13 - - - - - - 12 4 4 11 11
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 131 90 82 54 135 167 158 195 187 207 139 187 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 4 3 23 23
Wind
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15 WNW15
15 WNW15
15 WNW15
10 WNW10
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10 W10
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10 NW10
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5 W5
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Wind State (?) cross-
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High Tide
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5:51PM
0.56

6:47AM
0.39
6:25PM
0.51

7:45AM
0.42
7:03PM
0.45

8:50AM
0.46
7:49PM
0.39

9:59AM
0.51

8:51PM
0.34
11:04AM
0.57

10:08PM
0.30
12:02PM
0.63




Low Tide
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11:20AM
0.14

12:44AM
0.07
12:11PM
0.18

1:17AM
0.07
1:17PM
0.23

1:55AM
0.06

2:46PM
0.26
2:39AM
0.06

4:32PM
0.26
3:31AM
0.05

6:04PM
0.22
4:28AM
0.04





Note: the tide data above is for Kailua Kona, Big Island, Hawaii which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Generals. New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Generals blow from the ENE.
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Summary
some clouds clear rain shwrs some clouds some clouds some clouds rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds some clouds some clouds clear some clouds some clouds clear some clouds some clouds clear some clouds clear clear clear
Rain (mm)
- - 1 - - - 1 4 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
High °C
26 26 26 27 27 27 27 27 28 28 27 28 28 28 27 28 27 27 27 27 27 26 26
Low °C
25 26 26 26 27 26 27 27 28 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 26 26 26
Chill °C (?)
26 26 26 27 27 27 27 27 28 28 27 28 28 28 27 28 27 27 27 27 27 26 26
Sunrise
5:58 - - 5:58 - - 6:00 - - 6:00 - - 6:00 - - 6:01 - - 6:01 - - 6:01 -
Sunset
- 19:00 - - 19:00 - - 19:00 - - 18:59 - - 18:59 - - 18:58 - - 18:58 - - 18:57
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Fri night, min 25°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light. Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 26°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Generals Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Generals provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Generals can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Generals surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Generals) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Generals may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Generals is 95 km (59 miles) from Hilo. If you plan a vacation in Big Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hilo. Hilo has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

 

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