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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: 26.5 °C

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Saturday, 28 November 2015, 21:00 Local time
Saturday 28Sun
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 18 17 6 7
Wind (km/h) 30
NE 20
NE 15
NE 10
Wind State cross cross cross glass

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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.


Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near Mahai'ula Bay

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

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Mahai'ula Bay Location Maps

Mahai'ula Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mahai'ula Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Mahai'ula Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Mahai'ula Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    Kailua Kona, Big Island
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    13 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kawaihae, Big Island
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Napoopoo, Kealakekua Bay Island
    24 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Mahukona Island
    29 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Mahai'ula Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    Mt Ashland (United States)
    2482 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mt Shasta (United States)
    2484 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Stover Mountain Ski Area (United States)
    2493 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Dodge Ridge (United States)
    2504 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Badger Pass Ski Area (United States)
    2507 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Mahai'ula Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Hilo (United States)
    62 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Kahului (United States)
    81 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Honolulu (United States)
    157 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Kailua (United States)
    157 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Kane'ohe (United States)
    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.