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Kapoho Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Kapoho Bay Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.3 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 04:54 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 20
ENE 20
NE 25
Wind State cross-

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Kapoho Bay in Big Island is an exposed reef break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The reef provides both left and right breaks. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of urchins, rocks, locals and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Kapoho Bay (0 km).

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Kapoho Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pahoa, 10 km from Kapoho Bay.


Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Kapoho Bay

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 22 miles from Kapoho Bay.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.4
Dominant period (s) 8 8 9 9

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Overall Kapoho Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Kapoho Bay:

  • Closest city location
    24 mi
  • Second closest city location
    143 mi
  • Third closest city location
    231 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    232 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    234 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kapoho Bay is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kapoho Bay is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Third is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Kapoho Bay and is 138 km (86 miles) away.
Kapoho Bay break location map and break info

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