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Makalawena 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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Makalawena (light winds from the S at Kailua/Kona Airport 7 km from Makalawena). 0.6m 7 s period swell from NE
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Cross-Off
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Makalawena Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 15 Jul 2018 HST

Makalawena surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Makalawena sea temperature is 28.0 °C (Statistics for 15 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 26.0 max: 26.8 min: 25.3 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
NE
0.8
NE
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0.9
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1
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1.1
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1.1
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0.6
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0.8
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Period(s) (?)1615157101099888888877777767
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)127116806718823017617218011212912210171674454626038555152
Wind
(km/h)
10
W
10
WNW
10
NW
5
WNW
10
NW
10
NNW
5
WNW
10
WNW
10
NW
10
WNW
10
WNW
10
NNW
5
N
10
WNW
10
NNW
5
NW
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NW
10
NNW
0
NW
10
WNW
10
NNW
5
W
10
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Wind State(?)ononcross-
on
glassoncross-
on
glassoncross-
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ononcross-
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glassoncross-
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glassoncross-
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glassoncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:36AM
0.44
6:47PM
0.77

7:41AM
0.46
7:30PM
0.68

8:54AM
0.49

8:15PM
0.58
10:12AM
0.53

9:07PM
0.50
11:25AM
0.58

10:10PM
0.43
12:25PM
0.64

11:24PM
0.38
1:13PM
0.69

12:33AM
0.37

Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:03AM
0.08
11:57AM
0.13

1:46AM
0.09
12:57PM
0.21

2:30AM
0.10

2:10PM
0.28
3:16AM
0.11

3:48PM
0.33
4:03AM
0.11

5:42PM
0.34
4:52AM
0.12

7:14PM
0.30

5:40AM
0.12

8:15PM
0.26

Note: the tide data above is for Kua Bay which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Makalawena.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Makalawena blow from the ESE.
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Summary
risk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derclearclearrisk thund- derclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- der
Rain (mm)
61----1--5-------233325
High °C
2828282829292829292828282727282627272627282726
Low °C
2627282627292728292627282526272526272626272626
Chill °C (?)
2828282829292829292828282727282627272627282726
Sunrise
-5:54--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:56--5:56--5:56
Sunset
--7:06--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:04--7:04--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Tue morning, min 26°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Thu afternoon, min 25°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Makalawena Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Makalawena provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Makalawena can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Makalawena surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Makalawena) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Makalawena may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Makalawena is 100 km (62 miles) from Hilo. If you plan a vacation in Big Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hilo. Hilo has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.