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James Kealoha Beach Park ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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James Kealoha Beach Park Surf Guide

James Kealoha Beach Park in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Sometimes crowded. Beware of urchins, rocks, locals and sharks.

James Kealoha Beach Park Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing James Kealoha Beach Park:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing James Kealoha Beach Park with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in May while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore James Kealoha Beach Park Location Map

Interactive James Kealoha 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 James Kealoha Beach Park is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to James Kealoha Beach Park is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 55 km (34 miles) away.

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James Kealoha Beach Park Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 22:12 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.9
NNW
1.9
NNW
2.0
NNW
2.0
NNW
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
SSW 5
SSW 5
WSW
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Swell History at James Kealoha Beach Park

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

Wind History at James Kealoha Beach Park

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

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
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    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To James Kealoha Beach Park:

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