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Mahai'ula Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Mahai'ula Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.3 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 19:40 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 8 8 6 6
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
glass cross-

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Mahai'ula Bay in Big Island is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Prevailing right breaking waves at the beach break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kua Bay, 4 km from Mahai'ula Bay.

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Mahai'ula Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kailua/Kona Airport, 6 km from Mahai'ula Bay.

moderate winds from the S

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
28.3 °C

Current weather near Mahai'ula Bay

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 70 miles from Mahai'ula Bay.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.3
Dominant period (s) 9 9 9 9

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Overall Mahai'ula Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Mahai'ula Bay:

  • Closest city location
    62 mi
  • Second closest city location
    81 mi
  • Third closest city location
    157 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    157 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    160 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mahai'ula Bay is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mahai'ula Bay is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 46 km (29 miles) away.
  • Third is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Mahai'ula Bay and is 104 km (65 miles) away.
Mahai'ula Bay break location map and break info

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