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Hakalau ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Hakalau Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.8 °C

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 00:07 Local time
MonTuesday 01
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 13 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 10
NW 5
SE 10
Wind State cross-
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Hakalau in Big Islandis a river break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism - Pollution - Sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Hakalau Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-ILOH1, 20 km from Hakalau.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
27.1 °C

Current weather near Hakalau

Overall Hakalau Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Hakalau Location Maps

Hakalau Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hakalau:

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Wave buoys nearest to Hakalau:

Tide stations nearest to Hakalau:

  • Closest tide station
    Hilo, Hilo Bay
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Hawaiian Paradise Park
    24 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kawaihae, Big Island
    47 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Mahukona Island
    54 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    57 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Hakalau:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Ashland (United States)
    2436 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mt Shasta (United States)
    2436 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Stover Mountain Ski Area (United States)
    2444 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Dodge Ridge (United States)
    2453 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Badger Pass Ski Area (United States)
    2455 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Hakalau:

  • Closest city location
    Hilo (United States)
    13 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Kahului (United States)
    109 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Kailua (United States)
    198 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Honolulu (United States)
    201 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Kane'ohe (United States)
    203 mi
Hakalau break location map and break info

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