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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 frontBay frontChocksBlonde reefBay frontBlonde reefBlonde reefBay frontHakalauBay frontBay frontBay frontHakalauBay frontHakalauHakalauHakalau
Rating5
5
5
4
4
3
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.0

NNW
2.0

NNW
1.9

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.4

NNW
1.1

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.8

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.6

N
1.3

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.2

N
1.2

N
1.1

N
1.6

ENE
Period(s) (?)14131413131215141312121212121111107
Energy(?)14651444134489261434411021240867787742761494478358338259261
Wind
(km/h)
15 ESE15
15 ESE15
5 SSE5
10 E10
10 ENE10
5 NNW5
10 NNE10
15 NNE15
10 N10
10 ENE10
10 NNE10
10 NNW10
10 NE10
10 ENE10
15 NNE15
15 NE15
15 NE15
10 NE10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
glasscross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:22AM
0.69

8:58PM
0.34
9:28AM
0.67

10:44PM
0.39
10:25AM
0.66

11:41PM
0.47
11:11AM
0.66

12:22AM
0.56
11:50AM
0.66

12:58AM
0.65
12:25PM
0.66

1:33AM
0.74
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:22PM
0.27
1:37AM
0.26

5:06PM
0.23
3:23AM
0.29

5:36PM
0.18
4:48AM
0.29

6:02PM
0.13

5:51AM
0.27
6:28PM
0.08

6:43AM
0.25
6:54PM
0.02

clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
Summary
clearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsrisk thund- dersome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsclearrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
---------1---1-1-2
High °C
262725262624262624252523242323242423
Low °C
252524252524242524242423232322232323
Chill °C (?)
262725262624262624252523242323242423
Sunrise
6:28--6:28--6:28--6:30--6:30--6:31--
Sunset
-5:40--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.0

NNW
2.0

NNW
1.9

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.4

NNW
1.1

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.8

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.6

N
1.3

NNW
1.4

ESE
1.6

ENE
1.5

E
1.5

E
1.5

E
Period (s)14131413131215141388121287777
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
1.0

ENE
1.3

ESE
1.2

ESE
1.0

E
1.2

E
1.2

E
1.5

E
1.6

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.6

E
1.4

ESE
1.3

NNW
1.2

N
1.2

N
1.1

N
1.0

N
Period (s)7678878891212881211111010
Wind waves (m) & direction
-
0.9

ESE

-

-

-
1.4

E

-
1.4

E
1.7

E
1.8

E
1.8

E
1.7

E
2.0

ENE
1.3

NNE
1.8

ENE
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.6

ENE
Period (s)-7---8-89888777777


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