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Chocks ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.6

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Chocks Surf Guide

Chocks in Big Island is a reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. Rarely crowded here. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Chocks Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chocks:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Chocks 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 55% of the time in January while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
55%
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
33%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Chocks Location Map

Interactive Chocks 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 Chocks is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 2 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Chocks is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Chocks Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 21:15 Local Time
Wednesday 14Thu
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.5
N
0.5
N
0.5
N
0.7
NNE
Period (s) 11 11 10 7
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 15
NNE 10
N 10
NNE
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Chocks

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

Wind History at Chocks

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

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