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Kiholo 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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Kiholo Bay Surf Guide

Kiholo Bay in Big Island is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Kiholo Bay Spot Info

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

Surfing Kiholo Bay:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kiholo 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 Kiholo Bay Location Map

Interactive Kiholo 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 Kiholo Bay is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kiholo Bay is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 31 km (19 miles) away.

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Kiholo Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 23:12 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
glass glass cross-
on

Swell History at Kiholo Bay

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

Wind History at Kiholo Bay

Wind stats for Kiholo 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 Kiholo Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Kiholo Bay: