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Kohala Lighthouse ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Kohala Lighthouse Surf Guide

Kohala Lighthouse in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail There is a left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks, private, locals and sharks.

Kohala Lighthouse Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
24.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kohala Lighthouse:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kohala Lighthouse occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kohala Lighthouse 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 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 51% 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).

Explore Kohala Lighthouse Location Map

Interactive Kohala Lighthouse 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 Kohala Lighthouse is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 2 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kohala Lighthouse is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 35 km (22 miles) away.

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Kohala Lighthouse Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 19:58 Local Time
Wednesday 24
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 50
E 45
E 45
E 45
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Kohala Lighthouse

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

Wind History at Kohala Lighthouse

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

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