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Tombstones ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.2

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Tombstones Spot ID

President's Day, Tombstones photo


Photo credit: Stinger

Presidents Day, Tombstones photo


Photo credit: Stinger

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.5 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 05:04 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
E 10
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

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Tombstones in Big Island is an exposed reef break that is often working. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. Both left and right reef breaks. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include 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 Tombstones.

IS AT (local time)

Tombstones Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-ILOH1, 5 km from Tombstones.


Air temperature
25.0 °C

Current weather near Tombstones

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 8 miles from Tombstones.

  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 Tombstones Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Tombstones:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    117 mi
  • Third closest city location
    206 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    208 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    209 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tombstones is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tombstones is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Tombstones and is 100 km (62 miles) away.
Tombstones break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tombstones, HAW - Big Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Tombstones sea temperature, Tombstones photographs, Tombstones detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tombstones webcams, current wind from HAW - Big Island live weather stations and Tombstones 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 Tombstones.