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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 Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Wednesday 18 Oct 2017 HST

Richardsons surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Richardsons sea temperature is 27.4 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 26.6 max: 27.4 min: 25.5 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)8888818151498882019171615141313121111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)575533381452523111111638867365674393005751011157016771297777472430536536426
Wind
(km/h)
15 NNE15
10 N10
15 N15
20 NNE20
20 NNE20
15 NNW15
15 N15
15 N15
10 NW10
10 N10
10 ENE10
10 SSE10
25 SE25
25 SE25
20 SSE20
25 SE25
25 SE25
20 SSE20
20 SE20
15 SE15
10 SSE10
20 SE20
20 ESE20
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:12PM
0.72
2:53AM
0.79

2:40PM
0.68
3:27AM
0.82

3:08PM
0.64
4:02AM
0.83

3:35PM
0.59
4:37AM
0.81

4:03PM
0.53

5:16AM
0.78
4:31PM
0.48

5:59AM
0.75
5:01PM
0.42

6:52AM
0.70

Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:18AM
0.13

8:26PM
0.01
8:58AM
0.15

8:52PM
-0.00
9:36AM
0.18

9:18PM
-0.00
10:16AM
0.21

9:44PM
0.02
10:58AM
0.24

10:12PM
0.04
11:45AM
0.28

10:41PM
0.08
12:44PM
0.32

11:14PM
0.13


Note: the tide data above is for Hilo, Hilo Bay, Hawaii which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Richardsons.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Richardsons blow from the SW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2425242525242525252526262728262727262727262727
Sunrise
6:15--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:18-
Sunset
-5:53--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:51--5:50--5:50--5:49
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat afternoon, min 24°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 25°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Richardsons Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Richardsons provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Richardsons can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Richardsons surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Richardsons) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Richardsons may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Richardsons is 9 km (6 miles) from Hilo. If you plan a vacation in Big Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hilo. Hilo has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.