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Hakalau ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.1

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Hakalau Surf Guide

Hakalau in Big Island is a river break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism - Pollution - Sharks.

Hakalau Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hakalau:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hakalau occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Hakalau with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in July while 84% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% 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
84%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hakalau Location Map

Interactive Hakalau 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 Hakalau is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hakalau is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Hakalau Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 05:16 Local Time
Friday 16
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.7
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.9
NNW
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 0
SSW 5
SSE 10
E 10
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Swell History at Hakalau

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

Wind History at Hakalau

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

Hakalau Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s22.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Ikaika Conner from United States
“Hakalau Neach closed still due to high levles of Lead metal contamination. Not safe to get in water or touch soil in park or in water.”

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