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Big Island Surf

Detailed Big Island surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Big Island. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Big Island. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Big Island over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Big Island and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Big Island Surf Forecast

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Big Island Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Big Island Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Big Island coastline are also listed below.

Big Island Photos

Big Island Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Big Island
Bay frontBay frontHakalauBay frontBay frontBay frontApua pointBay frontManini beachBlonde reefBlonde reefBlonde reefBlonde reefBay frontBlonde reefBlonde reefBlonde reefBlonde reef
Rating3
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7

E
1.8

E
1.7

E
1.5

E
1.5

E
1.1

ENE
1.1

ENE
0.9

ESE
1.1

SE
1.0

NE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
1.2

NE
1.2

ESE
1.1

NE
1.2

ESE
1.2

ESE
Period(s) (?)888888899111010101091099
Energy(?)368428382297291138131135222220240231222268207246236231
Wind
(km/h)
5 ESE5
10 NE10
15 ENE15
5 NNE5
10 ENE10
10 ENE10
5 NNE5
15 ESE15
5 W5
10 SSE10
15 ESE15
15 ESE15
5 SSE5
15 ESE15
15 ESE15
5 ESE5
10 ENE10
10 E10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:44AM
0.36

5:08PM
0.83
4:26AM
0.34

5:46PM
0.79

5:13AM
0.33
6:07PM
0.89

6:11AM
0.32
7:05PM
0.69

7:27AM
0.32
7:47PM
0.65

9:01AM
0.35

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:19PM
0.18
9:44AM
-0.08

12:02AM
0.18
10:20AM
-0.03

12:47AM
0.18
10:57AM
0.03

1:14AM
0.36
11:38AM
0.10

2:25AM
0.26
12:28PM
0.18

3:12AM
0.15
1:35PM
0.25

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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
252525242425252626252525252626252526
Low °C
242424232325242526242425242526242425
Chill °C (?)
252525242425252626252525252626252526
Sunrise
-5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:43--5:43-
Sunset
--7:01--7:00--7:04--7:01--7:01--7:01
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

NW
1.7

E
1.6

E
1.5

E
1.5

E
1.1

ENE
1.1

ENE
1.0

NE
0.3

SSE
1.0

NE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
1.2

NE
1.0

NE
1.1

NE
1.2

ESE
1.2

ESE
Period (s)1088888884111010101091099
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

NW
0.3

NW
0.3

NW
0.2

NNW
0.3

NW
0.9

ESE
0.7

SE
0.9

ESE
0.3

SSE
0.7

SE
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.2

NNW
0.2

NNW
0.6

NE
1.0

ESE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
Period (s)131099108109109111188119109
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.7

E
1.8

E
1.7

E

-
1.2

ENE

-

-

-
1.1

SE
0.8

ESE
1.0

ESE
1.0

ESE
1.1

ESE
1.2

ESE
1.2

ESE

-

-

-
Period (s)888-7---9599999---


Big Island Surf Breaks

The Big Island is the southern most island in the Hawaiian chain and because of this gets swell from just about every direction. The scenery can be as nice as coconut lined white or black sand beaches and as stark as being completely surrounded by the backbone of the island...old lava. Shallow reef breaks are usually a requirement for good surf but there are a few deep water breaks and even fewer beach breaks. Winter is the season on our island with large swells from the north and west. Look for the occasional large southern swell in the summer and if you want the most consistent surf on island check out the Hilo side of Hawaii.....Erik

Kona is reefy and rocky with crystal clear warm water. SW swells in the summer WNW in the winter. If no surf on this side... head to Hilo... a short 2 hour drive.....Logan