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Kawaihae Breakwater ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.0

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Kawaihae Breakwater Spot ID

Winter Window, Kawaihae Breakwater photo

Kawaihae Breakwater

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Keikiland, Kawaihae Breakwater photo

Kawaihae Breakwater

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a big day, Kawaihae Breakwater photo

Kawaihae Breakwater

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Merry Christmas!, Kawaihae Breakwater photo

Kawaihae Breakwater

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.6 °C

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Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:40 Local time
Monday 15
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 10 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
NE 5
ENE 10
Wind State off off off cross-

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Kawaihae Breakwater in Big Island is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks, rips and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kawaihae, Big Island, Hawaii, 2 km from Kawaihae Breakwater.

IS AT (local time)

Kawaihae Breakwater Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-KWHH1, 2 km from Kawaihae Breakwater.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
27.1 °C

Current weather near Kawaihae Breakwater

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 60 miles from Kawaihae Breakwater.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 8 7 8 7

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Overall Kawaihae Breakwater Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Kawaihae Breakwater Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Kawaihae Breakwater:

  • Closest city location
    54 mi
  • Second closest city location
    70 mi
  • Third closest city location
    154 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    155 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    158 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kawaihae Breakwater is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kawaihae Breakwater is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away.
  • Third is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kawaihae Breakwater and is 85 km (53 miles) away.
Kawaihae Breakwater break location map and break info

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