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Punaluu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 3.4

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Punaluu Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.4 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 04:05 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 40
ENE 35
ENE 40
E 35
Wind State cross-

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Punaluu in Big Island is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks peel to the right as well as a left hand reef break.. Beware of rips and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kaalualu Point, 9 km from Punaluu.

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Punaluu Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP6766, 47 km from Punaluu.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
27.0 °C

Current weather near Punaluu

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 68 miles from Punaluu.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.4
Dominant period (s) 9 8 8 9

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Overall Punaluu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Punaluu:

  • Closest city location
    60 mi
  • Second closest city location
    143 mi
  • Third closest city location
    216 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    217 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    221 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Punaluu is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 85 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Punaluu is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Third is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Punaluu and is 144 km (89 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Punaluu, HAW - Big Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Punaluu sea temperature, Punaluu photographs, Punaluu detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Punaluu webcams, current wind from HAW - Big Island live weather stations and Punaluu 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 Punaluu.