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Coast Guard ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Coast Guard Surf Guide

Coast Guard in Big Island is a reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. Rarely crowded here. Beware of urchins, rips and rocks.

Coast Guard Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Coast Guard:

The best conditions reported for surf at Coast Guard occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Coast Guard 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 22% of the time in January while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
54%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Coast Guard Location Map

Interactive Coast Guard 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 Coast Guard is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Coast Guard is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 36 km (22 miles) away.

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Coast Guard Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 18:53 Local Time
Friday 16Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.6
N
0.7
N
0.7
N
0.7
N
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
NE 10
ENE 10
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Coast Guard

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

Wind History at Coast Guard

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

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