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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
Blonde reefBlonde reefKapoho bayBay frontBay frontBay frontBlonde reefBlonde reefBlonde reefBay frontBay frontBay frontBay frontPapaikou millBay frontBay frontBay frontBay front
Rating5
5
5
4
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5
5
5
4
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4
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5

E
2.4

E
2.4

E
2.3

E
2.2

E
2.2

E
2.4

E
2.5

E
2.4

E
2.2

E
2.1

E
2.1

E
2.0

E
2.0

E
1.9

E
1.9

ESE
2.0

ESE
1.9

ESE
Period(s) (?)101010101010101010101010101010101010
Energy(?)113710481048972891900105712121057891830847786786697725742725
Wind
(km/h)
5 ESE5
10 ESE10
10 NE10
10 ESE10
15 ESE15
5 SE5
15 SE15
15 SE15
10 SE10
15 ESE15
15 ESE15
10 SSE10
10 ESE10
10 E10
5 E5
10 ENE10
10 NE10
5 NNW5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
onglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)


8:40PM
0.48
7:59AM
0.67

10:15PM
0.55
9:03AM
0.60

11:33PM
0.77
10:10AM
0.45

12:31AM
0.75
11:28AM
0.43

1:17AM
0.99
12:34PM
0.44

2:06AM
0.91
Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:07PM
0.18
1:51AM
0.30

3:01PM
0.08
3:51AM
0.35

3:50PM
0.17

5:48AM
0.33
5:00PM
-0.02

7:04AM
0.27
5:56PM
-0.08

7:58AM
0.21
6:48PM
-0.14

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thunderstorm
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clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Summary
clearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- der
Rain (mm)
-241---232121-11-11
High °C
242422232322232322242423242422242422
Low °C
232322222322222222222322232322222322
Chill °C (?)
242422232322232322242423242422242422
Sunrise
6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--
Sunset
-6:07--6:07--6:07--6:08--6:08--6:09-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.3

E
2.3

E

-
2.1

E
2.2

E
2.2

E
2.2

E
2.5

E
2.4

E
2.2

E
2.1

E
2.1

E
2.0

E
2.0

E
1.9

E
1.9

ESE
2.0

ESE
1.9

ESE
Period (s)1010-101010101010101010101010101010
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.3

NW
1.0

NW

-
0.7

NW
0.7

NW
0.6

NW
0.4

NW
0.4

N
0.6

N
0.7

N
0.7

N
0.5

N
0.7

N
0.7

N
0.7

N
0.7

N
0.7

N
0.8

N
Period (s)1616-141414131212111111131212111111
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.5

E
2.4

E
2.4

E
2.3

E
2.2

E

-
2.4

E
2.5

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)1010101010-1010----------


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