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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
Bay frontChocksChocksHakalauTombstonesHilo breakwallBay frontBlonde reefBlonde reefApua pointBay frontBay frontBay frontHilo breakwallBlonde reefBlonde reefBay frontBlonde reef
Rating5
5
5
5
4
6
5
5
5
4
4
4
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5
5
4
3
4
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5

NNW
2.4

NNW
2.2

NNW
1.8

NNW
1.5

NNW
2.5

NNW
2.0

NNW
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
2.2

ESE
2.1

ENE
2.0

ENE
2.5

E
2.5

E
2.0

ENE
1.6

ESE
1.6

ESE
Period(s) (?)141414131315148999999991010
Energy(?)27992184172211347963121150910391164138080470470211531067641491510
Wind
(km/h)
5 NE5
15 NE15
15 NE15
0 NNE0
10 NE10
10 NNE10
5 NW5
5 ESE5
5 ESE5
25 NNE25
15 ESE15
15 ESE15
5 SE5
20 SE20
15 ESE15
10 ESE10
15 ESE15
10 ESE10
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassononcross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:19AM
0.85

2:39PM
0.45
3:50AM
0.85

3:14PM
0.45
4:20AM
0.85

3:51PM
0.45
4:50AM
0.83

4:08PM
0.60
5:00AM
0.94

5:13PM
0.45

5:52AM
0.76

Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:08PM
-0.07
9:52AM
0.19

8:42PM
-0.07
10:22AM
0.17

9:15PM
-0.06
10:54AM
0.16

9:48PM
-0.04
11:05AM
0.30

10:01PM
0.14
11:34AM
0.29

10:57PM
0.06
12:38PM
0.14

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
-----1531---------
High °C
222324222323222324242424232424232425
Low °C
222223222122222223232223232323222224
Chill °C (?)
222324222323222324242424232424232425
Sunrise
-6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56-
Sunset
--6:01--6:02--6:04--6:04--6:05--6:06
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.5

NNW
2.4

NNW
2.2

NNW
1.8

NNW
1.5

NNW
2.5

NNW
2.1

E
1.9

ENE
1.9

ENE
0.2

S
1.9

NE
2.1

ENE
2.0

ENE
2.5

E
2.5

E
2.0

ENE
1.6

ENE
1.6

ESE
Period (s)14141413131587816999999910
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.8

ESE

-

-
1.1

E
1.5

E
1.7

E
2.0

NNW
1.7

ESE
1.8

ESE

-
1.1

N
0.8

NNW
1.7

ESE
0.7

NNE
0.7

NNE
1.3

ESE
1.6

ESE
1.4

ENE
Period (s)8--8771489-1111101313101010
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-
1.8

ENE
1.9

E

-
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
2.2

ESE
1.9

ESE
1.7

ESE
2.5

E

-

-

-

-
Period (s)----67-899910109----


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