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Kawaihae Breakwater Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Friday 09 Dec 2022 HST
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Kawaihae Breakwater surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kawaihae Breakwater sea temperature is 25.7 °C (Statistics for 09 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 25.3 max: 26.2 min: 24.3 °C)
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Kawaihae Breakwater surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kawaihae Breakwater sea temperature is 25.7 °C (Statistics for 09 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 25.3 max: 26.2 min: 24.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for HAW - Big Island

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become very light (calm at BUOY-KWHH1 2 km from Kawaihae Breakwater). Surf should be turning clean at Kawaihae Breakwater.

    Kawaihae Breakwater
  2. With strong trade winds in the forecast for the next couple of days, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind!… [link]

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Actual: 52 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
W
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Kawaihae Breakwater this week:

The surf forecast for Kawaihae Breakwater over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 16) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 15s period. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Kawaihae Breakwater in the next 12 days are 0.4m 15s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 16) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 12s period and expected on Tuesday (Dec 13) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (HST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Fri 16th Dec)1.5ft (0.4m) 15s
Best Surf 8PM (Fri 16th Dec)1.5ft (0.4m) 15s
Most Powerful 8PM (Fri 16th Dec)1.5ft (0.4m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Kawaihae Breakwater over the next 12 days.

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Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wed
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
000000000000000000000111000000000000
Swell
Height Map
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.9.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.291.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.8
NNE
0.7
NE
0.1
SW
0.1
NW
0.1
SW
0.2
SSW
0.9
NNE
0.3
NW
0.3
NW
0.3
NW
0.3
NW
0.3
NW
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
1
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.3
W
0.4
NW
0.4
NNW
0.5
NNW
0.5
NNW
0.4
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
SSW
0.4
NW
0.4
NNW
0.4
NNW
0.7
NNW
0.4
NW
0.5
NNW
Period(s) (?)1414146613131516714131312121010993161413139887712131212141214
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)88700779240332826222200002618110299311113551442575317839104
Wind
(km/h)
25
ENE
20
NE
30
NE
15
E
15
NNE
20
NE
20
ENE
20
NE
15
NE
15
ENE
15
NE
25
NE
15
NE
15
NE
10
NE
5
ENE
5
NW
5
W
5
SW
15
WSW
10
WSW
5
SSW
10
WSW
5
WSW
5
WSW
10
SW
15
SW
20
SSW
20
SW
15
WSW
20
SSW
25
SW
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
SSW
35
SW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffglassglassglassononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
glassononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
5:29AM
0.75
5:26PM
0.21
6:07AM
0.73
6:12PM
0.20
6:47AM
0.69
7:10PM
0.21
7:29AM
0.65
8:23PM
0.23
8:12AM
0.61
9:48PM
0.27
8:57AM
0.56
11:04PM
0.34
9:45AM
0.51
12:00AM
0.43
10:37AM
0.45
12:45AM
0.53
11:33AM
0.40
1:27AM
0.63
12:30PM
0.34
2:07AM
0.72
1:27PM
0.30
2:48AM
0.80
2:22PM
0.27
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:56PM
-0.01
12:57PM
0.07
10:30PM
0.01
1:42PM
0.08
11:07PM
0.05
2:28PM
0.09
11:47PM
0.09
3:13PM
0.09
12:36AM
0.15
3:55PM
0.08
1:45AM
0.21
4:32PM
0.07
3:23AM
0.26
5:04PM
0.05
5:12AM
0.27
5:36PM
0.02
6:46AM
0.25
6:09PM
-0.01
8:00AM
0.20
6:44PM
-0.04
9:01AM
0.14
7:22PM
-0.07
9:55AM
0.09

Note: the tide data above is for Kawaihae, Big Island, Hawaii which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Kawaihae Breakwater.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Kawaihae Breakwater blow from the NE

Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wed
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
-------------12--11-212223273254914433
Temp. °C232525232625232525232525232424232525232524232423232323232425242223242425
Low °C222224222324232325222324222324222324232324222223222223212225232123232324
Feels °C (?)222322212524212424242423222525242828262624252523252424212324252121232322
Sunrise-6:47--6:48--6:48--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:52-
Sunset--5:44--5:44--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:46--5:47--5:47--5:49

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Sun morning, min 22°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm (max 25°C on Tue morning, min 22°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sun morning. Warm (max 25°C on Fri morning, min 22°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 90mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Warm (max 25°C on Mon afternoon, min 21°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Mon night, fresh winds from the SW by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Kawaihae Breakwater Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Kawaihae Breakwater provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Kawaihae Breakwater can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Kawaihae Breakwater surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Kawaihae Breakwater) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Kawaihae Breakwater may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Kawaihae Breakwater is 87 km (54 miles) from Hilo. If you plan a vacation in Big Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hilo. Hilo has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.