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Apua Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Apua Point Surf Guide

Apua Point in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. A choice of left and right reefs. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips, rocks and sharks.

Apua Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Apua Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Apua Point occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Apua Point (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Apua Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in January while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
57%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Apua Point Location Map

Interactive Apua Point surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Apua Point is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Apua Point is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 68 km (42 miles) away.

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Apua Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 21:49 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.6
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.7
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 15
E 20
ENE 15
ENE 15
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
on

Swell History at Apua Point

Surf stats for Apua Point, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Apua Point

Wind stats for Apua Point, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
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