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Waimanu Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Waimanu Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.8 °C

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Friday, 19 July 2019, 04:13 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
E 30
E 25
E 25
Wind State cross cross-

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Waimanu Bay in Big Island is an exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waipio Bay, 6 km from Waimanu Bay.

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Waimanu Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Honokaa, 19 km from Waimanu Bay.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Waimanu Bay

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 50 miles from Waimanu Bay.

  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 Waimanu Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Waimanu Bay:

  • Closest city location
    46 mi
  • Second closest city location
    73 mi
  • Third closest city location
    162 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    163 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    165 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Waimanu Bay is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waimanu Bay is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away.
  • Third is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Hilo International Airport (ITO), also in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Waimanu Bay and is 78 km (48 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Waimanu Bay, HAW - Big Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Waimanu Bay sea temperature, Waimanu Bay photographs, Waimanu Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Waimanu Bay webcams, current wind from HAW - Big Island live weather stations and Waimanu Bay 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 Waimanu Bay.