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Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls break guidePhoto by: LR

Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls Surf Guide

Honls in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The reef provides both left and right breaks. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include urchins and rocks.

Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls 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 38% of the time in July while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% 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 Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls Location Map

Interactive Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls 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 Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 19:32 Local Time
Monday 12Tue
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 15 16 15 18
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 10
Wind State on cross-
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Swell History at Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls

Surf stats for Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: very consistent
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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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Wave Buoys Nearest To Waiaha Rivermouth / Honls:

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.