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Kahalu'u ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 3.3

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Kahalu'u Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.2 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 00:03 Local time
SunMonday 24
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 16 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
W 10
NNW 10
Wind State cross-

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Kahalu'u in Big Island is a reef break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Holualoa, 5 km from Kahalu'u.

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Kahalu'u Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kailua Kona, 3 km from Kahalu'u.


Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Kahalu'u

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 67 miles from Kahalu'u.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Dominant period (s) 8 7 8 8

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Overall Kahalu'u Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Kahalu'u:

  • Closest city location
    58 mi
  • Second closest city location
    96 mi
  • Third closest city location
    170 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    170 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    174 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kahalu'u is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kahalu'u is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kahalu'u and is 98 km (61 miles) away.
Kahalu'u break location map and break info

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