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Banyans break guidePhoto by: John Smith

Banyans Surf Guide

Banyons in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. A popular wave that can get growded. Hazards include Urchin and locals.

Banyans Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
25.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Banyans:

The best conditions reported for surf at Banyans occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Banyans 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 48% of the time in January while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Banyans 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 Banyans is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Banyans is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Banyans Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 9 June 2023, 17:05 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross cross cross-

Swell History at Banyans

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

Wind History at Banyans

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

Banyans Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s21.8
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Stinger from United States
“Leave this place alone. Let the young rippas surf there. They're around 10 to 14 years old, and they're better than you will ever be. This is their place, so let them keep it.

Check out the review for local attitude - enough said. Even the older kama'aina leave this place for the younger ones. Just can't take, take, take all da time, brah. Let this one go and move on to the next spot.”

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