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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 consistent waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of - Rocks - Sharks.

Big Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
25.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Big Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 53% of the time in June while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 45% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
53%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
45%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Big Beach Location Map

Interactive Big Beach 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 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.

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Big Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 23 January 2021, 03:23 Local Time
Saturday 23
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.2
WNW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
Period (s) 20 19 19 18
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
ENE 25
ENE 30
E
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
off

What does Big Beach look like?

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Swell History at Big Beach

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Wind History at Big Beach

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

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