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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 reefBay frontBay frontKapaniahBlonde reefBlonde reefKapoho bayWaimanu bayHonokane bayHonokane bayHonokane bayWaipio bayHakalauAnaehoomalu bay a bayHonokane bayWaimanu bayHonopue bayChocks
Rating5
5
5
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4
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4
4
4
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3
3
8
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2

NW
1.7

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.3

NNW
2.0

SE
2.0

NNW
2.2

NNW
2.5

NNW
2.4

NNW
2.2

NNW
2.1

NNW
0.7

WNW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NNW
Period(s) (?)19171514141381212121211111822201817
Energy(?)10221570142311266355635531082133216241619122710923227315751869145110
Wind
(km/h)
20 SE20
20 SSE20
20 SSE20
10 WNW10
25 S25
15 SSE15
10 NW10
10 NE10
15 NNE15
15 NNE15
15 NE15
15 NNE15
20 NNE20
10 NE10
15 NE15
15 NE15
10 NE10
15 NE15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
off
ononcross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:03PM
0.53

5:16AM
0.78
4:31PM
0.48

5:59AM
0.75
5:01PM
0.42

6:52AM
0.70
5:43PM
0.38

7:59AM
0.67
7:20PM
0.34

9:15AM
0.66

9:48PM
0.36
10:21AM
0.67
Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:12PM
0.04
11:45AM
0.28

10:41PM
0.08
12:44PM
0.32

11:14PM
0.13

2:09PM
0.33
11:03PM
0.26

3:59PM
0.32
1:04AM
0.23

5:05PM
0.28
2:47AM
0.26

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thunderstorm
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partially cloudy
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Summary
risk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
319131193451----------
High °C
272626272727272425252425242525252425
Low °C
262626262526252424252324242424252424
Chill °C (?)
272626272727272425252425242525252425
Sunrise
--6:16--6:18--6:20--6:20--6:22--6:18
Sunset
5:51--5:52--5:49--5:51--5:49--5:50--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.2

NW
1.7

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.5

ESE
1.8

SE
2.0

NNW
2.2

NNW
2.5

NNW
2.4

NNW
2.2

NNW
2.1

NNW
0.7

WNW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NW
3.0

NNW
Period (s)1917151414881212121211111822201817
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

ESE
0.8

ENE
0.5

N
1.5

ESE

-
1.3

NNW

-
1.3

ESE
1.3

ESE
1.1

ESE
0.9

E
0.8

E
0.8

E

-
1.5

N
1.3

N
0.7

ESE

-
Period (s)118118-13-998888-101011-
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.1

E
1.4

SE
1.7

ESE
1.8

SE
1.5

ESE
2.0

SE
2.0

SE

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)81188988-----------


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