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Kaalualu Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Kaalualu Point Surf Guide

Kaalualu Point in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. There is a left breaking reef. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks and locals.

Kaalualu Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kaalualu Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kaalualu Point occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kaalualu Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in January while 69% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% 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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Kaalualu Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 23:44 Local Time
SatSunday 18
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE 25
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Kaalualu Point

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Wind History at Kaalualu Point

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Kaalualu Point Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
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Mark from United States
“The inside right Breaks right in to the off-shore trade winds But the real wave Is the big outside left best during hurricanes Rarely surfed, I surfed the outside twice both during hurricane swells Waves up to 6-10+. Wave doesn't close out due to the deep drop off as wave hits a deep shoulder quickly but you can watch The wave wind Down the reef before you take off at the end section Bottom turn Hit the lip and then a giant cut back,from there the wave hits deep water.”

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