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Kolekole ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Kolekole Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.6 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 04:06 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
Wind State cross-

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Kolekole in Big Island is a river break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Pollution - Sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hakalau, 2 km from Kolekole.

IS AT (local time)

Kolekole Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hilo, 15 km from Kolekole.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
22 °C

Current weather near Kolekole

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 12 miles from Kolekole.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.4
Dominant period (s) 9 8 8 9

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Overall Kolekole Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Kolekole:

  • Closest city location
    12 mi
  • Second closest city location
    111 mi
  • Third closest city location
    200 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    201 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    203 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kolekole is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kolekole is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • Third is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 59 km (37 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kolekole and is 98 km (61 miles) away.
Kolekole break location map and break info

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