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Disappearing Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Disappearing Sands Surf Guide

Disappearing Sands in Big Island is an exposed beach break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of urchins and rocks.

Disappearing Sands Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Disappearing Sands:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Disappearing Sands 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 46% of the time in January while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Disappearing Sands Location Map

Interactive Disappearing Sands 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 Disappearing Sands is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Disappearing Sands is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Disappearing Sands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 18:43 Local Time
Thursday 04Fri
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.3
NW
0.4
NW
Period (s) 16 16 15 16
Wind (km/h) 10
W 5
W 5
WNW 5
NW
Wind State on glass glass cross-
on

Swell History at Disappearing Sands

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

Wind History at Disappearing Sands

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

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