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Hilo Breakwall ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.6

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Hilo Breakwall Surf Guide

Hilo Breakwall in Big Island is a point break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Sharks.

Hilo Breakwall Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hilo Breakwall:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hilo Breakwall occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hilo Breakwall 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 35% of the time in January while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hilo Breakwall Location Map

Interactive Hilo Breakwall 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 Hilo Breakwall is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hilo Breakwall is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Hilo Breakwall Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 01:08 Local Time
FriSaturday 10
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
N 5
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Hilo Breakwall

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

Wind History at Hilo Breakwall

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.