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Pohoiki ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.0

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Pohoiki Spot ID

big island, Pohoiki photo


Photo credit: steve scott

Pohoiki photo


Photo credit: steve scott

Pohoiki photo


Photo credit: Dennis Andersen

Hurricane Guillermo, Pohoiki photo


Photo credit: Ethan

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.8 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 12:00 Local time
Wednesday 16
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 15
SSE 10
Wind State cross-

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Pohoiki in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the east. Both left and right reef breaks. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of urchins, rocks, locals and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kapoho Bay, 2 km from Pohoiki.

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Pohoiki Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pahoa, 9 km from Pohoiki.


Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Pohoiki

Overall Pohoiki Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Pohoiki:

  • Closest city location
    24 mi
  • Second closest city location
    144 mi
  • Third closest city location
    231 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    233 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    235 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Pohoiki is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pohoiki is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Third is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Pohoiki and is 139 km (86 miles) away.
Pohoiki break location map and break info

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