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Papaikou Mill ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Papaikou Mill Spot ID

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Papaikou Mill

Photo credit: jason lewi jr

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.5 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 04:15 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
E 10
ENE 15
Wind State on cross-

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Papaikou Mill in Big Island is a reef break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hilo, Hilo Bay, Hawaii, 6 km from Papaikou Mill.

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Papaikou Mill Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-ILOH1, 6 km from Papaikou Mill.


Air temperature
24.7 °C

Current weather near Papaikou Mill

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 7 miles from Papaikou Mill.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.4
Dominant period (s) 8 8 9 9

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Overall Papaikou Mill Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Papaikou Mill:

  • Closest city location
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    117 mi
  • Third closest city location
    205 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    207 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    209 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Papaikou Mill is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Papaikou Mill is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Papaikou Mill and is 100 km (62 miles) away.
Papaikou Mill break location map and break info

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