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

Overall: 3.8

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Browns Surf Guide

Browns in Big Island is a reasonably exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A choice of left and right reefs. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Browns Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Browns:

The best conditions reported for surf at Browns occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Browns 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 12% of the time in January while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 76% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
76%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Browns Location Map

Interactive Browns 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 Browns is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Browns is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 30 km (19 miles) away.

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Browns Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 17:30 Local Time
Thursday 15Fri
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.2
N
0.3
NNW
0.3
NNW
0.3
NNW
Period (s) 9 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NE 10
NE 5
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Browns

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

Wind History at Browns

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

Browns Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Mark from United States
“This wave Browns or Awili point is a perfect giant point break that breaks up to 15-18 ft.North swells best,very dangerous due to rocks directly inside of takeoff area. At 2-5 juicy waves inside bay rights that go into chocks reef very quickly.Too dangerous to surf as waves increase 6-10+. Rideable safely again at 12-15 ft as wave breaks outside from rocks. The bigger it gets the safer it is,because your farther out from rocks. Jet ski/ tow in best bet. Don't try it.”

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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
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