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Kiholo Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Kiholo Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.2 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 04:50 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
NE 5
NNW 10
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Kiholo Bay in Big Island is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Anaehoomalu Bay_A-Bay, 8 km from Kiholo Bay.

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Kiholo Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kailua/Kona Airport, 19 km from Kiholo Bay.

light winds from the ESE

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
26.7 °C

Current weather near Kiholo Bay

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 63 miles from Kiholo 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 Kiholo Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Kiholo Bay:

  • Closest city location
    55 mi
  • Second closest city location
    79 mi
  • Third closest city location
    158 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    159 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    162 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kiholo Bay is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kiholo Bay is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 31 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is 46 km (29 miles) away.
  • Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kiholo Bay and is 93 km (58 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kiholo Bay, HAW - Big Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Kiholo Bay sea temperature, Kiholo Bay photographs, Kiholo Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kiholo Bay webcams, current wind from HAW - Big Island live weather stations and Kiholo 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 Kiholo Bay.