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Honolii Beach Park break guidePhoto by: Stinger

Honolii Beach Park Surf Guide

Honolii Beach Park in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the northeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Take care of rocks, locals and sharks.

Honolii Beach Park Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Honolii Beach Park:

The best conditions reported for surf at Honolii Beach Park occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Honolii Beach Park with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in September while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 45% 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).

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Interactive Honolii Beach Park 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 Honolii Beach Park is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Honolii Beach Park is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 49 km (30 miles) away.

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Honolii Beach Park Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 30 June 2022, 04:15 Local Time
Thursday 30
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 6 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off glass cross-

Swell History at Honolii Beach Park

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

Wind History at Honolii Beach Park

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

Honolii Beach Park Reviews:

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Based on 15 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.9
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Stinger from United States
“Vibe is easy going. Smile, be polite, come with your Aloha....or don't come at all....really.

Some times the water is thick with people and you just have to pull back. More nalu on the way, brah, just wait. So you got one week and the kama'aina got all year, don't matter. Be careful and be patient anyway. Also look out for SUPs. Some of these guys/gals are reckless. They can't control the board _and_ the paddle when things go wrong. They like to take, take, take, no give. But Mayor Billy says, "Try to get along."

So 3 breaks: point, mids, and privates. When it's pounding, you must be an excellent duck diver. Otherwise, there's usually a backdoor around privates if you've got to turtle your long board. If you take the backdoor, the rocks can be sharp, so step high or don't step at all. On regular days, just go straight out from the river mouth to mids or point. Lots of times just a one arm paddle is enough.

Parking is easy. Please do not show off your new I-Toy on the dash of your car. Lot of kids that don't have as much as you might be tempted. It's not good for you and not good for them.

Ho, and be careful of the honu. Do not touch them. Do not feed them. Da whales breach (sounds like a canon) in January and February. Too much rain in November and December browns the water and makes it cold.

He mea iki, haole, a hui hou.”

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