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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
ChocksChocksChocksChocksChocksBay frontBay frontBay frontBay frontAnaehoomalu bay a bayBay frontApua pointBay frontBay frontBlonde reefBlonde reefBlonde reefHilo breakwall
Rating4
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1

ENE
1.7

ENE
1.4

ENE
1.3

ENE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
1.2

ENE
1.1

NE
0.5

SW
1.9

E
2.0

E
2.2

E
2.2

E
2.0

E
1.9

E
2.1

E
2.1

E
Period(s) (?)8888888881788889988
Energy(?)520336224187143147159166136137435503671687582524625626
Wind
(km/h)
15 E15
15 ENE15
10 ENE10
15 ENE15
10 ENE10
5 ESE5
15 ESE15
15 SE15
10 SE10
5 NNW5
5 ESE5
15 NE15
15 E15
15 ENE15
5 ENE5
15 ENE15
15 ENE15
10 E10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:58PM
0.72

1:13AM
0.52

2:33PM
0.77
1:47AM
0.48

3:07PM
0.81
2:20AM
0.45

3:41PM
0.82
2:54AM
0.41

4:15PM
0.82
3:28AM
0.38



Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:04PM
0.18
7:34AM
-0.11

8:49PM
0.18
8:02AM
-0.12

9:31PM
0.17
8:31AM
-0.12

10:12PM
0.17
9:01AM
-0.11

10:54PM
0.17
9:32AM
-0.08


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partially cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
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clear
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Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
21-------13121---1
High °C
242423242524252624292525242423252423
Low °C
242423232423242524272424232423242423
Chill °C (?)
242423242524252624292525242423252423
Sunrise
5:41--5:41--5:41--5:43--5:41--5:39--
Sunset
-6:52--6:52--6:53--6:53--6:54--6:54-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.3

N

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1.4

ENE
1.3

ENE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
1.2

ENE
1.1

NE
0.6

NE
1.5

ESE
0.5

SW
2.1

E
2.1

E
2.0

E
1.9

E
1.9

E
2.0

E
Period (s)9-88888887816889988
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

NW
0.5

NW

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-

-
0.9

ESE
0.5

NW
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
0.5

SW
1.0

NE
0.2

SSE
0.3

NNW
0.3

NNW
0.3

NNW
0.3

N
0.3

N
0.2

N
Period (s)1514---811101017713998888
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.1

ENE
1.7

ENE

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-

-

-
1.0

ESE
1.1

ESE
1.0

ESE

-
1.9

E
2.0

E
2.2

E
2.2

E

-

-
2.1

E
2.1

E
Period (s)88----777-8888--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