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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 reefHakalauHonokane bayApua pointApua pointBlonde reefBlonde reefHonokane bayBlonde reefHonokane bayBay frontKapaniahCoast guardCoast guardHonokane bayWaimanu bayChocksPapaikou mill
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7

E
1.7

E
1.2

NW
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.2

NW
1.8

NNW
2.0

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.4

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1.3

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1.5

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1.3

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1.3

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1.6

NNW
1.6

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1.5

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1.3

N
Period(s) (?)101014991312121212121111111010109
Energy(?)53352254940840450910001096647553438556403403555541458293
Wind
(km/h)
15 ESE15
10 NE10
5 ENE5
10 ESE10
10 SSE10
5 SE5
10 SSE10
5 WNW5
20 SSE20
15 WSW15
10 NE10
10 WNW10
5 NW5
10 N10
10 NNE10
15 NNE15
15 NE15
15 N15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
oncross-
on
ononcross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
ononcross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:14PM
0.48
3:33AM
0.87

2:34PM
0.58
4:05AM
0.87

2:54PM
0.51
4:47AM
0.98

4:32PM
0.53

5:19AM
0.95
5:08PM
0.51

5:49AM
0.80
5:27PM
0.39

Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:31AM
0.23

8:23PM
-0.05
9:56AM
0.33

8:54PM
-0.05
10:41AM
0.28

9:44PM
0.08
11:33AM
0.24

9:58PM
0.00
12:11PM
0.25

9:56PM
0.15
12:44PM
0.22

10:32PM
0.20
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thunderstorm
rain showers
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thunderstorm
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Summary
clearrisk thund- derclearclearclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
-2---1511265125-----1
High °C
262424252525242424232423232321222221
Low °C
242423242524232423232222222321212221
Chill °C (?)
262424252525242424232423232321222221
Sunrise
6:48--6:48--6:48--6:52--6:54--6:54--
Sunset
-5:44--5:45--5:46--5:45--5:49--5:46-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.7

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1.7

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1.6

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1.6

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1.6

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1.5

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1.8

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2.0

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.4

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1.3

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1.5

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1.3

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1.3

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1.6

NNW
1.6

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1.5

N
0.9

E
Period (s)10101099912121212121111111010108
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

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1.2

NW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
1.2

NW
1.4

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1.3

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1.0

NNW
1.1

NNW
1.1

NNW
0.9

ESE

-

-
0.9

NNE
0.9

NW
0.9

NW

-
Period (s)11-14171713991412128--111616-
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.3

ESE

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-
1.3

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.4

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.6

N

-
1.3

N
Period (s)--------9--1110101010-9


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