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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Kahalu'u (light winds from the SW at Kailua/Kona Airport 19 km from Kahalu'u). 0.5m 15 s period swell from SW with 2.3m 8 s period wind swell from E
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19 km away, 1 h 19 min ago

Light
13 km/h
SW
27.8
25.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Kahalu'u Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Monday 16 Jul 2018 HST

Kahalu'u surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Kahalu'u sea temperature is 25.5 °C (Statistics for 16 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 26.0 max: 26.8 min: 25.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SSW
0.4
NNW
0.4
N
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
S
0.5
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0.5
SSW
0.6
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0.5
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0.5
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0.7
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0.6
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0.8
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0.7
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Period(s) (?)1515161618171918181716151918221620191817161615
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)805653826294122167156142196131110160150264365332301199188301228
Wind
(km/h)
15
W
10
WSW
20
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20
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10
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20
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15
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10
WNW
15
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15
WNW
5
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15
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10
WNW
10
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15
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WNW
5
WNW
15
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15
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10
NW
15
WNW
15
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10
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Wind State(?)oncross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
6:41PM
0.77

7:36AM
0.45
7:24PM
0.68

8:50AM
0.48

8:09PM
0.58
10:09AM
0.53

9:01PM
0.50
11:22AM
0.58

10:04PM
0.43
12:22PM
0.64

11:18PM
0.38
1:10PM
0.69

12:27AM
0.36



Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:42AM
0.09
12:50PM
0.21

2:26AM
0.10

2:04PM
0.29
3:11AM
0.11

3:43PM
0.34
3:59AM
0.11

5:38PM
0.34
4:47AM
0.12

7:11PM
0.31

5:35AM
0.12

8:12PM
0.27
6:21AM
0.11


Note: the tide data above is for Holualoa which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Kahalu'u.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Kahalu'u blow from the ESE.
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Summary
risk thund- dersome cloudsclearsome cloudsrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- der
Rain (mm)
1---1-88----------36341
High °C
2727272727272727272726262726262726272827272727
Low °C
2726262726272726262725252625252626272726262727
Chill °C (?)
2727272727272727272726262726262726272827272727
Sunrise
--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:56--5:56--5:56--
Sunset
7:05--7:05--7:05--7:04--7:04--7:04--7:02--7:02-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Mon afternoon, min 25°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 25°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Kahalu'u Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Kahalu'u provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Kahalu'u can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Kahalu'u surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Kahalu'u) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Kahalu'u may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Kahalu'u is 93 km (58 miles) from Hilo. If you plan a vacation in Big Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hilo. Hilo has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.