Pohoiki Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell E | Wind WNW
Sea Temperature Today is: 26.1 °C
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.
Overall Pohoiki Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April
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Visitor Reviews of Pohoiki
“Position is a OK surf spot but it has serious localism issues.... Crowded on weekends and during weekday mornings the older (60 and above) crowd is out acting like they own the place, so noon on is a go...”
Eric from UNITED STATES - 26 Sep 2015
- 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.
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