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Kapaniah ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.6

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-on wind has become light (light winds from the ESE at Kapa'au 7 km from Kapaniah). 1.4m 13 s period swell from NNW with an additional 0.8m 12 s period swell from ESE , plus 2.0m 8 s period wind swell from ENE
    Kapaniah
  2. Tradewinds will be replaced by southerly winds by Sunday ahead of an approaching front. #hiwx [link]
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Kapaniah Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Saturday 21 Oct 2017 HST

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

Today's Kapaniah sea temperature is 28.0 °C (Statistics for 21 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 26.6 max: 27.4 min: 25.6 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)8881318171514141312121211121212112321191818
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Wave
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Energy(?)538413323255114117771613112661754685011621355100811061471120570553085759507444774045
Wind
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25 ENE25
25 ENE25
10 ENE10
10 NNE10
10 ENE10
5 W5
10 NW10
15 WNW15
20 SW20
20 WSW20
10 WNW10
10 NE10
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20 NNE20
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Wind State(?)ononcross-
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High Tide
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3:14PM
0.61
4:18AM
0.85

3:37PM
0.56
4:50AM
0.82

3:53PM
0.52

5:30AM
0.79
4:13PM
0.48

6:22AM
0.75
4:25PM
0.44

7:28AM
0.72


8:48AM
0.71




Low Tide
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9:58AM
0.29

9:19PM
0.11
10:42AM
0.33

9:44PM
0.13
11:26AM
0.37

10:06PM
0.17
12:24PM
0.41

10:30PM
0.21

2:10PM
0.43
11:03PM
0.26


11:47PM
0.31

5:45PM
0.36
1:50AM
0.36


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

Offshore winds at Kapaniah blow from the SW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2727262828262827262726252525242424232424242424
Sunrise
6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:22--6:22--6:22-
Sunset
-5:53--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:51--5:51--5:50--5:50
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 24°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Wed morning, min 23°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Kapaniah Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Kapaniah provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Kapaniah can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Kapaniah 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 (Kapaniah) 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 Kapaniah 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.

Kapaniah is 90 km (56 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.