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Kawaihae Breakwater water temperature
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 Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Big Island, USA)

Today's Kawaihae Breakwater sea temperature is 25.5 °C.

Statistics for 14 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 25.1 °C, range: 24.3 °C to 26.0 °C

Sunny with warm air temperatures at Kawaihae Breakwater today (feels like 23 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (25 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

United States Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United States
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
United States Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United States
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Kawaihae Breakwater. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Kawaihae Breakwater Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Kawaihae Breakwater sea water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 3rd of September and are at their minimum on about the 13th of February, in the range 24 to 25°C (75 to 77°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Kawaihae Breakwater climb to their highest at the start of September. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Kawaihae Breakwater sea water temperatures are always warm but dip to their minimum in the third week of February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Kawaihae Breakwater can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Kawaihae Breakwater. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.