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Big Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Big Beach break guidePhoto by: @Shanetaylor808

Big Beach Surf Guide

Big Beach in Maui is a beach break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of - Rocks - Sharks.

Big Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent25.7°C

Surfing Big Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Big Beach occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Big Beach sea temperature, Big Beach photographs, Big Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Big Beach webcams, current wind from HAW - Maui live weather stations and Big Beach tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Big Beach

Big Beach Surf:

Friday, 29 May 2020, 21:30 Local time
FriSaturday 30
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 10
ENE 15
NE 10
Wind State off off off off

Tide Times:

For Makena, Maui Island, Hawaii, 2 km from Big Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Big Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-KLIH1, 30 km from Big Beach.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
24.9 °C

Current weather near Big Beach

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 27 miles from Big Beach.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 7 11 8 8

All wavebuoys around Big Beach

Overall Big Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Big Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Big Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

glassy and classy, Big Beach photo

Big Beach

Photo credit: Shane Taylor

Go big or Go Huge, Big Beach photo

Big Beach

Photo credit: justin andrade

Morning beauty, Big Beach photo

Big Beach

Photo credit: Justin Andrade

MORNING LIGHT, Big Beach photo

Big Beach

Photo credit: @Shanetaylor808

1.5 action, Big Beach photo

Big Beach

Photo credit: Jason Geffe

Big Beach Location Maps

Big Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to HAW - Maui surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Big Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Big Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Big Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Big Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Makena, Maui Island
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Kuheia Bay, Kahoolawe Island
    10 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kihei, Maui (Hawaii)
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Smuggler Cove, Kahoolawe Island
    17 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Kahului, Kahului Harbor
    18 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Big Beach is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Big Beach is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl., 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Big Beach and is 74 km (46 miles) away.
Big Beach break location map and break info