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Hapuna ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 2.9
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.2

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Hapuna break guidePhoto by: Mark Forrest

Hapuna Surf Guide

Hapuna in Big Island is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Hapuna Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hapuna:

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

Surf Forecasts:
Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Hapuna sea temperature, Hapuna photographs, Hapuna detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hapuna webcams, current wind from HAW - Big Island live weather stations and Hapuna tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Hapuna

Hapuna Surf:

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 09:53 Local time
Saturday 08
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
N 5
N 10
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Kawaihae, Big Island, Hawaii, 5 km from Hapuna.

IS AT (local time)

Hapuna Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-KWHH1, 5 km from Hapuna.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
27.5 °C

Current weather near Hapuna

Buoy Data:

At Hilo, Hawaii, HI, 58 miles from Hapuna.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.0
Dominant period (s) 8 8 8 8

All wavebuoys around Hapuna

Overall Hapuna Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Hapuna: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Hapuna: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Locked in at Hapuna photo


Photo credit: Mark Forrest

Hapuna Sunrise Sesh photo


Photo credit: Ledge Shackchaser

Inside the Beauty, Hapuna photo


Photo credit: Nick Saldivar

Hapuna Location Maps

Hapuna Location Map

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Surf spots located close to HapunaShoreline around HapunaRoads and rivers around Hapuna

Use this relief map to navigate to HAW - Big Island surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Hapuna

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hapuna:

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Wave buoys nearest to Hapuna:

Tide stations nearest to Hapuna:

  • Closest tide station
    Kawaihae, Big Island
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Mahukona Island
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kailua Kona, Big Island
    27 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    27 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Napoopoo, Kealakekua Bay Island
    37 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Hapuna is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hapuna is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 37 km (23 miles) away.
  • Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl. is 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Hilo International Airport (ITO), also in Usa Hawaii Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Hapuna and is 87 km (54 miles) away.
Hapuna break location map and break info