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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
HakalauHakalauKolekoleBlonde reefBay frontHakalauAnaehoomalu bay a bayHakalauHakalauKolekoleBay frontChocksBlonde reefApua pointApua pointHonokane bayBlonde reefBlonde reef
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.3

NE
1.6

NNE
2.1

NE
2.1

NE
1.8

NE
2.0

NE
1.6

NE
1.4

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.6

NNW
2.2

NE
2.0

ENE
1.9

ENE
1.8

ENE
1.4

SE
1.1

NW
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
Period(s) (?)8888888181514888812181715
Energy(?)71631057553339348233011111307100269855151240853976010121147
Wind
(km/h)
15 NE15
10 NE10
10 E10
15 NNE15
10 NNW10
15 ENE15
20 NE20
5 N5
10 ENE10
10 ENE10
10 NW10
10 E10
15 E15
5 NNE5
10 SE10
5 ESE5
15 SSE15
15 SSE15
Wind State(?)ononononononcross-
off
glassononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassonglassoffcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:18AM
0.75

2:47PM
0.60
2:39AM
0.88

2:28PM
0.77
3:10AM
0.91

3:08PM
0.64
4:02AM
0.83

3:35PM
0.59
4:37AM
0.81
5:08AM
0.74
3:44PM
0.62
4:53AM
0.88
5:40AM
0.72
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:01PM
0.03
8:07AM
0.22

8:14PM
0.11
8:43AM
0.23

8:38PM
0.09
9:23AM
0.26

9:18PM
-0.00
11:03AM
0.17

9:44PM
0.02
11:48AM
0.20

9:52PM
0.14
12:38PM
0.22
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearrain shwrsclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- der
Rain (mm)
22-------11--1-23024
High °C
252425252425302525262426272627302725
Low °C
242424252424292425252425262626292625
Chill °C (?)
252425252425302525262426272627302725
Sunrise
--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16
Sunset
5:54--5:53--5:55--5:52--5:52--5:52--
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.2

ENE
1.6

NNE
2.1

NE
1.9

NE
1.8

NE
1.7

NE

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2.1

NE
2.2

NE
2.2

NE
2.2

NE
2.0

ENE
1.9

ENE
1.6

ENE
1.4

E
1.1

ENE
1.4

NW
1.6

NW
Period (s)888888-8888888871715
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

NNW
1.4

E
0.5

SE
0.5

SE
0.7

ESE
0.9

ESE

-
1.4

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.4

NNW
1.1

NNW
1.0

NNW
0.9

ESE
1.1

SE
1.1

NW
0.7

SE
0.4

NNW
Period (s)1289977-1815141312121212181110
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.3

NE

-
2.1

NE
2.1

NE

-
2.0

NE
1.6

NE

-
2.3

NE
2.4

NE

-

-
1.9

ENE
1.8

ENE
1.4

SE
1.6

ESE
1.8

ESE
1.8

ESE
Period (s)8-88-88-88--88121199


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