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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

Hakalau photo


Photo credit: Devera

Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.0 °C

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Friday, 1 July 2016, 01:34 Local time
ThuFriday 01
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
SE 5
SE 5
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Hakalau in Big Islandis a river break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. Sometimes crowded. Take care of - 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:

At Hakalau (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Hakalau Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ninole, 5 km from Hakalau.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Hakalau

Overall Hakalau Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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

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


  • 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.