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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Richardsons (light winds from the SW at Hilo Airport 5 km from Richardsons). no significant swell
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9 km/h
SW
Clean
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Richardsons Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Sunday 23 Sep 2018 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 26.8 °C (Statistics for 23 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 26.7 max: 27.4 min: 25.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
E
1.4
E
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.7
E
1.7
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.5
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1.5
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1.4
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0.8
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0.8
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0.7
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0.9
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1.1
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1
NNW
1.3
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1.1
NNW
1.1
NNW
1.1
NNW
Period(s) (?)889888887776977799108111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)206253326368412383327318237223186117184606647129181205235280270265
Wind
(km/h)
20
ESE
15
ESE
10
SSE
25
SE
25
SE
20
SSE
25
SE
25
SE
25
SSE
30
SE
25
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20
SSE
25
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15
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10
ESE
10
ENE
15
ENE
10
E
15
E
15
ENE
10
NE
10
NE
10
NE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:28PM
0.80
2:38AM
0.66

2:54PM
0.79
3:13AM
0.70

3:21PM
0.76
3:49AM
0.73

3:48PM
0.72
4:28AM
0.74

4:16PM
0.66

5:11AM
0.74
4:45PM
0.59

6:03AM
0.73
5:18PM
0.52

7:08AM
0.72

Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:01AM
0.06

8:46PM
0.10
8:36AM
0.07

9:11PM
0.07
9:12AM
0.09

9:36PM
0.05
9:49AM
0.13

10:04PM
0.04
10:30AM
0.18

10:33PM
0.04
11:17AM
0.23

11:06PM
0.05
12:17PM
0.30

11:46PM
0.07


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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thunderstorm
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
----1-----12------1----
High °C
2626252727262728262929272727262727262626252424
Low °C
2526252627262627262728262626252526252525242424
Chill °C (?)
2626252727262728262929272727262727262626252424
Sunrise
6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09-
Sunset
-6:14--6:13--6:13--6:12--6:10--6:09--6:08--6:07
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Wed morning, min 25°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SE on Sun night, fresh winds from the SE by Wed morning).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Thu morning, min 24°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.