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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
Kapoho bayBlonde reefBay frontBay frontBay frontBay frontBay frontBlonde reefKolekoleHakalauPapaikou millBay frontApua pointBlonde reefHalapeBlonde reefBay frontHalape
Rating2
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3
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2
4
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2

ENE
1.6

E
1.8

E
1.7

E
1.7

E
1.7

E
1.4

ESE
1.7

ESE
2.5

ESE
2.5

ESE
2.5

ESE
2.5

ESE
4.0

ESE
3.0

ESE
4.5

ESE
2.1

SE
3.0

ESE
5.0

ESE
Period(s) (?)67888815141414131314131211911
Energy(?)11023644839036435587911712376221223272293530632286238100814366282
Wind
(km/h)
20 N20
15 ESE15
15 ESE15
5 SSE5
15 E15
15 ENE15
10 NE10
15 NE15
15 ENE15
10 ENE10
15 NE15
15 NE15
25 NNE25
10 NE10
35 NE35
5 WSW5
10 ESE10
35 NNE35
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:03PM
0.43
10:34AM
0.60

8:27PM
0.52
11:27AM
0.75

10:03PM
0.39
12:25PM
0.70

11:26PM
0.39
1:06PM
0.75

12:23AM
0.42
1:40PM
0.78

1:06AM
0.45

2:11PM
0.81
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:48AM
0.15

4:48PM
0.43
3:25AM
0.24

6:30PM
0.35
4:42AM
0.11

7:21PM
0.30

5:38AM
0.09
7:52PM
0.26

6:26AM
0.05

8:17PM
0.23
7:06AM
0.02

thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
heavy rain
heavy rain
Summary
risk thund- derclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsheavy rainheavy rain
Rain (mm)
2-----------165231313
High °C
262828262828262727252627272628252525
Low °C
252627262727252626252526262526242525
Chill °C (?)
262828262828262727252627272628252525
Sunrise
-6:01--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:01-
Sunset
--6:45--6:45--6:45--6:43--6:43--6:42
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

SE
1.2

ENE
1.7

E
1.7

E
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.7

ESE
2.5

ESE
2.5

ESE
2.5

ESE
2.5

ESE
4.0

ESE
3.0

ESE
4.0

ESE
2.1

SE
0.7

NNW
0.3

SW
Period (s)97888881414141313141312111115
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

S
0.5

SE
0.2

S
0.1

S
0.2

ESE
0.6

ESE
1.4

ESE
1.6

E
0.3

NNW
0.5

NNW
0.7

NNW
0.6

NNW
0.2

SSW
1.3

NNW
0.3

SW
2.0

ENE
0.1

NW
0.3

SW
Period (s)129121217171581212101016131781215
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.2

ENE
1.6

E
1.8

E

-
1.7

E
1.7

E

-
1.7

E

-

-
1.3

NE
1.4

NE
2.2

NE
2.1

ENE
4.5

ESE
2.2

E
3.0

ESE
5.0

ESE
Period (s)678-88-8--7777128911


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