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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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Kapaniah Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Tuesday 12 Dec 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 25.2 °C (Statistics for 12 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 25.1 max: 26.1 min: 24.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
NNW
1.8
NNW
2.5
NNW
4
NNW
4.5
NNW
4
NW
3.5
NNW
3
NNW
3
NNW
2.5
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1.7
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1.4
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1.8
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1.4
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1.3
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1.8
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1.8
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1.3
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1.6
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1.6
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1.3
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1.4
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1.7
NNW
Period(s) (?)121315161616161515141413912121010171514131312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)7481093288389381026782965841476036653023115471154053648362563797811691048628594822
Wind
(km/h)
20
WSW
20
W
15
NNE
20
NE
20
NE
25
NE
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NE
30
NE
25
NE
15
NNE
10
NNE
10
WSW
15
W
10
WSW
10
WSW
10
W
10
WSW
15
WSW
15
WSW
25
WSW
20
WSW
20
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
ononononononononononoffcross-
off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:41AM
0.63

12:39AM
0.72
11:29AM
0.59

1:14AM
0.79
12:11PM
0.57

1:47AM
0.85
12:48PM
0.55

2:16AM
0.90
1:22PM
0.54

2:48AM
0.92
1:56PM
0.53

3:19AM
0.94

2:23PM
0.52
3:49AM
0.94


Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:34PM
0.16

6:35AM
0.41
6:07PM
0.13

7:28AM
0.39
6:36PM
0.10

8:12AM
0.36
7:05PM
0.08

8:51AM
0.34
7:30PM
0.07

9:21AM
0.33

8:01PM
0.06
9:56AM
0.33

8:29PM
0.07
10:34AM
0.33

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
2526242222212222202222212424222525232626242626
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2526242222212222202222212424222525232626242626
Sunrise
6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:52-
Sunset
-5:44--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:46
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Tue afternoon, min 20°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the NE by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Mon morning, min 21°C on Fri 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.