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Keawaiki Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Keawaiki Bay Surf Guide

Keawaiki Bay in Big Island is a reasonably exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Keawaiki Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Keawaiki Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Keawaiki Bay occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Keawaiki Bay 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 12% of the time in January while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 76% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
76%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Keawaiki Bay Location Map

Interactive Keawaiki 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 Keawaiki Bay is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Keawaiki Bay is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Keawaiki Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 21:50 Local Time
ThuFriday 16
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.3
NNW
0.3
NNW
0.3
NNW
0.3
NNW
Period (s) 13 13 12 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 0
SE 0
W 5
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Keawaiki Bay

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

Wind History at Keawaiki Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Keawaiki Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Keawaiki Bay: