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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 frontHulihee palaceApua pointBlonde reefBay frontBay frontBay frontBay frontTombstonesBay frontBay frontBay frontBlonde reefHilo breakwallBlonde reefBay frontBlonde reefBay front
Rating1
2
2
3
3
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4
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

E
0.5

S
1.1

ENE
1.2

ENE
1.6

ENE
2.2

E
2.2

E
2.1

E
1.8

E
1.6

E
1.7

E
1.6

E
1.3

E
1.4

E
1.5

E
1.6

E
1.4

E
1.4

E
Period(s) (?)71681099999888888888
Energy(?)173134138242424735758683476368401338206239259318251278
Wind
(km/h)
15 E15
10 NW10
10 NE10
20 SE20
20 ESE20
15 SE15
20 ESE20
15 E15
10 E10
10 E10
15 ENE15
15 NE15
15 ENE15
15 ENE15
10 E10
15 ENE15
15 ENE15
10 ESE10
Wind State(?)crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:47AM
0.76

11:31PM
0.39
12:29PM
0.72

12:21AM
0.45
1:04PM
0.75

12:53AM
0.54
1:34PM
0.78

1:33AM
0.56

2:02PM
0.79
2:05AM
0.62

2:28PM
0.80
2:38AM
0.66
Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:54PM
0.27

5:13AM
0.17
7:38PM
0.14

6:06AM
0.13
7:58PM
0.23

6:49AM
0.10

8:01PM
0.17
7:26AM
0.07

8:23PM
0.13
8:01AM
0.06

8:46PM
0.10
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
Summary
clearrisk thund- derclearclearclearrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome clouds
Rain (mm)
-1---5-21------11-
High °C
262726282826272625272725262625252525
Low °C
252726272726262525252624252524252524
Chill °C (?)
262726282826272625272725262625252525
Sunrise
6:07--6:07--6:07--6:09--6:09--6:09--
Sunset
-6:22--6:17--6:16--6:15--6:15--6:14-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.2

E
0.5

S
1.1

ENE
1.2

ENE
1.6

ENE
2.2

E
0.4

NW
2.1

E
1.8

E
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.3

E
1.3

E
1.4

E
1.6

E
1.4

E
1.4

E
Period (s)716810991099888888888
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

NNE
0.3

N
0.8

SE
0.5

NNE
0.5

NW
0.5

NW
0.1

S
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
0.2

NNW
0.2

NNW
0.2

NNW
0.6

SE
0.6

SE
0.6

ESE
0.5

SE
0.5

SE
0.4

NNW
Period (s)87881111131010998999999
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.3

E
1.2

E

-
0.8

SE
1.0

SE

-
2.2

E

-

-

-
1.7

E

-

-
1.4

E
1.5

E

-

-

-
Period (s)77-86-9---8--88---


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