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Kua Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 2.7

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Kua Bay Spot ID

Kua Bay photo

Kua Bay

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Glassy, Kua Bay photo

Kua Bay

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Glass wall, Kua Bay photo

Kua Bay

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Barrel, Kua Bay photo

Kua Bay

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.0 °C

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Saturday, 16 February 2019, 12:00 Local time
Saturday 16
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
W 20
W 15
W 5
Wind State cross-

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Kua Bay in Big Island is a beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of - Localism.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Kua Bay (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Kua Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kahuna Shack Kailua Kona wx, 9 km from Kua Bay.

light winds from the WSW

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
21.1 °C

Current weather near Kua Bay

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 68 miles from Kua Bay.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.2
Dominant period (s) 11 11 13 13

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Overall Kua Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Town and city forecasts close to Kua Bay:

  • Closest city location
    60 mi
  • Second closest city location
    80 mi
  • Third closest city location
    157 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    157 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    161 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kua Bay is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kua Bay is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kua Bay and is 101 km (63 miles) away.
Kua Bay break location map and break info

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