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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
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Rating3
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

ESE
1.4

ESE
1.6

E
1.7

E
1.2

NE
1.1

NE
1.3

ESE
1.2

NE
1.9

E
1.4

ESE
1.5

ESE
1.6

ESE
1.4

ESE
1.9

E
1.5

ESE
1.5

ESE
1.7

ESE
1.9

E
Period(s) (?)888810109109888899999
Energy(?)227270299354308266268308593290309339270525383383464554
Wind
(km/h)
10 SSE10
15 ESE15
15 E15
0 ENE0
15 ENE15
15 ENE15
0 SE0
15 E15
15 E15
10 SE10
15 ESE15
15 ESE15
5 SE5
15 E15
15 ENE15
5 NW5
15 E15
15 E15
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscrossglasscrosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:28AM
0.49
1:45PM
0.66

12:24AM
0.41

2:05PM
0.80
1:09AM
0.42

2:36PM
0.82
1:49AM
0.43

3:07PM
0.84
2:27AM
0.45

3:37PM
0.85
3:04AM
0.46

4:07PM
0.84
Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:16AM
0.01

8:09PM
0.27
6:41AM
-0.02

8:43PM
0.24
7:19AM
-0.04

9:12PM
0.22
7:55AM
-0.05

9:41PM
0.20
8:30AM
-0.05

10:10PM
0.18
9:04AM
-0.05

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clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
262727252626252727262727262727252627
Low °C
252626242526242526252626252626242526
Chill °C (?)
262727252626252727262727262727252627
Sunrise
-5:52--5:52--5:52--5:54--5:54--5:54-
Sunset
--7:00--6:59--6:59--6:59--6:58--6:58
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

ESE
0.7

NE
0.6

SE
1.7

E
1.4

ESE
1.3

ESE
1.3

ESE
1.3

ESE
1.3

ESE
1.4

ESE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
1.4

ESE
1.5

ESE
1.5

ESE
1.5

ESE
1.7

ESE
1.6

ESE
Period (s)8788899998109889999
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

NE
0.4

NE
0.4

NE
0.6

NE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
1.1

NE
1.2

NE
1.2

NE
1.1

NE
0.2

NNW
0.2

NNW
1.0

NE
1.0

NE
1.0

NE
0.9

NE
0.9

NE
0.9

NE
Period (s)791010101010101010109998887
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.4

ESE
1.6

E

-
1.2

NE

-

-

-
1.9

E

-
1.5

ESE
1.6

ESE

-
1.9

E
1.0

NE
0.9

NE
1.7

ESE
1.9

E
Period (s)-88-10---9-88-98899


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