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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
KolekoleHakalauAnaehoomalu bay a bayHapunaHakalauHakalauHakalauHakalauHakalauHakalauBay frontApua pointApua pointHonokane bayBay frontHonokane bayBlonde reefBay front
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1

NE
2.1

NE
1.4

NE
1.5

NNE
2.2

NE
1.4

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.6

NNW
2.1

NE
1.9

NE
1.8

NE
1.6

ENE
1.5

ENE
1.3

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.9

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.4

NW
Period(s) (?)88888181514888881917151514
Energy(?)5335332743075741111116310026495224393432641166160716551297777
Wind
(km/h)
10 ENE10
10 ENE10
20 NE20
30 NE30
10 ENE10
5 NNE5
10 ENE10
10 NE10
5 ENE5
10 ENE10
10 NE10
10 N10
10 ESE10
10 E10
20 SSE20
5 NNE5
20 SE20
10 SSE10
Wind State(?)ononcross-
off
offoncross-
on
ononglassoncross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:02PM
0.81
2:39AM
0.88

2:28PM
0.77
4:02AM
0.74

2:55PM
0.72
4:31AM
0.74

3:21PM
0.67

5:32AM
0.67
5:26PM
0.34
4:53AM
0.88

4:08PM
0.58

Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:58AM
0.14

8:14PM
0.11
8:43AM
0.23

9:28PM
0.05
9:23AM
0.26

9:45PM
0.07
11:03AM
0.17

10:10PM
0.08
12:16PM
0.09

9:52PM
0.14
11:20AM
0.38

10:14PM
0.17
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rain showers
rain showers
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clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
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Summary
clearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearrain shwrsclearclearclearrain shwrsclearrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- der
Rain (mm)
----11--4---1-3-55
High °C
252528292525252625262626272927292726
Low °C
242527282524252524252525262926272625
Chill °C (?)
252528292525252625262626272927292726
Sunrise
6:16--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:20--
Sunset
-5:53--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:50-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.0

NE
1.9

NE

-

-
2.0

NE
2.1

NE
2.1

NE
2.1

NE
2.1

NE
1.9

NE
1.8

NE
1.3

ENE
1.3

ENE
1.3

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.9

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.6

ESE
Period (s)88--889888888191715159
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

ESE
0.5

SE
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.7

ESE
1.4

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.6

NNW
1.4

NNW
1.2

NNW
1.1

NNW
0.9

ESE
0.9

ESE
0.8

N
0.8

ESE
0.6

ESE
0.3

N
1.4

NW
Period (s)991414718151413121212121211111114
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.1

NE
2.1

NE
1.4

NE
1.5

NNE
2.2

NE

-
2.3

NE
2.3

NE

-

-

-
1.6

ENE
1.5

ENE
1.8

E
1.7

ESE
1.8

ESE
1.7

ESE

-
Period (s)88888-98---888889-


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