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Richardsons ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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Richardsons Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.3 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 04:37 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 15
ENE 20
Wind State cross-

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Richardsons in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Sometimes 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 Hilo, Hilo Bay, Hawaii, 5 km from Richardsons.

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Richardsons Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hilo Airport, 5 km from Richardsons.

light winds from the WSW

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
23.9 °C

Current weather near Richardsons

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 4 miles from Richardsons.

  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 Richardsons Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Richardsons:

  • Closest city location
    6 mi
  • Second closest city location
    122 mi
  • Third closest city location
    211 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    213 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    215 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Richardsons is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Richardsons is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Richardsons and is 109 km (68 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Richardsons, HAW - Big Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Richardsons sea temperature, Richardsons photographs, Richardsons detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Richardsons webcams, current wind from HAW - Big Island live weather stations and Richardsons 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 Richardsons.