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Honopue 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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Honopue Bay Surf Guide

Honopue Bay in Big Island is an exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Honopue 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 Honopue Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Honopue 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 Honopue Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Honopue 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 Honopue Bay Location Map

Interactive Honopue 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 Honopue Bay is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Honopue Bay is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 21 km (13 miles) away.

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Honopue Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 00:35 Local Time
WedThursday 15
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.6
E
0.7
ENE
1.1
NE
1.1
NE
Period (s) 8 8 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
E 20
E 20
E 15
E
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Honopue Bay

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

Wind History at Honopue Bay

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

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