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Hapuna ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.6
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.0

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Hapuna Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.3 °C

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 21:35 Local time
TueWednesday 16
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
W 5
W 5
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Hapuna in Big Island is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kawaihae, Big Island, Hawaii, 5 km from Hapuna.

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Hapuna Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-KWHH1, 5 km from Hapuna.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
25.0 °C

Current weather near Hapuna

Overall Hapuna Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Hapuna:

  • Closest city location
    52 mi
  • Second closest city location
    73 mi
  • Third closest city location
    157 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    158 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    161 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Hapuna is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hapuna is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 37 km (23 miles) away.
  • Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Hilo International Airport (ITO), also in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Hapuna and is 87 km (54 miles) away.
Hapuna break location map and break info

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