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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
ChocksPapaikou millBay frontCoast guardAnaehoomalu bay a bayApua pointChocksBay frontBay frontBay frontBay frontHakalauHakalauBay frontHalapeBlonde reefBlonde reefBlonde reef
Rating2
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
1.1

ENE
0.5

NE
1.1

ENE
1.4

ENE
1.7

E
1.6

E
1.7

E
1.7

E
0.9

ESE
1.8

ESE
2.2

ESE
3.5

E
3.5

ESE
3.5

ESE
4.5

ESE
Period(s) (?)8888767888814151515151414
Energy(?)119109811282385158411354363354361137719395481553454447114
Wind
(km/h)
15 E15
10 E10
5 S5
25 NE25
10 N10
20 NNE20
10 E10
15 ESE15
10 SSE10
15 E15
15 ENE15
10 ENE10
15 ENE15
20 NE20
20 NNE20
15 NE15
15 NE15
5 N5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)

6:49PM
0.59

9:15AM
0.57
7:30PM
0.50

10:14AM
0.61

8:30PM
0.43
11:31AM
0.66

10:57PM
0.33
12:39PM
0.67

11:45PM
0.49
1:13PM
0.84

12:42AM
0.52
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:00PM
0.28

1:39AM
0.10

2:29PM
0.36
2:33AM
0.12

4:42PM
0.38
3:37AM
0.12

7:30PM
0.38
4:51AM
0.17



5:52AM
0.21
7:57PM
0.34

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thunderstorm
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thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
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rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Summary
clearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derclearclearclearclearclearclearrisk thund- derclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
-12-1------1---1418
High °C
272726283027282826272826262727262725
Low °C
262626272927262726272725252627252625
Chill °C (?)
272726283027282826272826262727262725
Sunrise
6:00--6:03--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:01--
Sunset
-6:46--6:50--6:45--6:45--6:44--6:43-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.9

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.4

SE
0.2

S
0.6

SE
1.2

ENE
1.5

E
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.8

ESE
2.2

ESE
3.0

E
3.5

ESE
3.5

ESE
4.5

ESE
Period (s)8889129688888151515151414
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

SE
0.6

SE
0.6

SE
0.1

S
0.2

WNW
0.4

S
0.5

SE
0.5

SE
0.1

S
0.2

N
0.3

ESE
0.9

ESE
1.6

E
1.4

ENE
0.2

SSW
0.4

NNW
0.4

NNW
0.9

NNW
Period (s)999121112991281614881810914
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.9

ENE
0.9

ENE

-
1.1

ENE
0.5

NE
1.1

ENE
1.4

ENE
1.7

E

-
1.7

E
1.7

E
1.7

E
1.6

E

-
3.5

E

-

-

-
Period (s)88-87678-8888-15---


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