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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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Actual: 33 min ago

Light
15 km/h
WNW
Onshore
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Makalawena Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Sunday 17 Dec 2017 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 25.6 °C (Statistics for 17 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 25.1 max: 26.1 min: 24.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
NE
0.2
WNW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
NW
0.3
WNW
0.4
N
0.6
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0.7
N
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NNE
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0.8
NNE
0.6
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0.8
NNE
0.2
WNW
0.9
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.7
NNE
Period(s) (?)815141313121211121212121111111110101012677
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1821484362573525491081371761701672171671237810514664344
Wind
(km/h)
15
WSW
10
WNW
5
N
10
NW
10
N
5
NNW
5
WSW
15
S
20
SSE
25
SSW
20
SSW
5
SE
5
NW
5
NNW
15
NNE
15
N
10
NNW
15
NNE
20
N
15
NNE
10
NNE
10
NNW
10
NW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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off
crosscross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:11PM
0.39
4:00AM
0.82

3:46PM
0.38
4:35AM
0.82

4:25PM
0.37

5:06AM
0.81
5:02PM
0.36

5:41AM
0.79
5:42PM
0.35

6:16AM
0.75
6:34PM
0.35

6:51AM
0.71
7:38PM
0.36

7:30AM
0.67

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:19AM
0.17

8:51PM
0.06
10:59AM
0.16

9:21PM
0.06
11:32AM
0.16

9:51PM
0.08
12:09PM
0.16

10:22PM
0.10
12:46PM
0.17

10:57PM
0.14
1:27PM
0.17

11:31PM
0.18

2:14PM
0.16
12:19AM
0.24


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
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2526252626252526262424242424232424222424222424
Low °C
2324242526242425252424232324222223222323222324
Chill °C (?)
2526252626252526262424242424232424222424222424
Sunrise
6:52--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:54-
Sunset
-5:47--5:49--5:49--5:50--5:50--5:51--5:51--5:52
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 23°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Thu morning, min 22°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.