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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

Overall: 3.2

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Hakalau Spot ID

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Hakalau

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: -1.2 °C

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 00:05 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.8
ESE
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ESE
0.8
ESE
0.7
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
E 5
E 10
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Hakalau in Big Islandis a river break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. It's sometimes crowded here. 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

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Air temperature
23.6 °C

Current weather near Hakalau

Overall Hakalau Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Hakalau Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Hakalau:

  • Closest city location
    13 mi
  • Second closest city location
    109 mi
  • Third closest city location
    198 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    201 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    203 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Hakalau is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hakalau is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • Third is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Hakalau and is 98 km (61 miles) away.
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.


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