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Honokane Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Honokane Bay Surf Guide

Honokane Bay in Big Island is an exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the south southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and sharks.

Honokane Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Honokane Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Honokane Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in March while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
46%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Honokane Bay Location Map

Interactive Honokane Bay 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 Honokane Bay is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Honokane Bay is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 22 km (14 miles) away.

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Honokane Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 01:09 Local Time
ThuFriday 16
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.5
NNW
0.5
NNW
0.6
NNW
0.6
NNW
Period (s) 13 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
E 5
E 5
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
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Swell History at Honokane Bay

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

Wind History at Honokane Bay

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

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