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Kolekole ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Kolekole Surf Guide

Kolekole in Big Island is a river break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Pollution - Sharks.

Kolekole Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kolekole:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kolekole occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Kolekole with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in July while 84% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% 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
84%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kolekole Location Map

Interactive Kolekole 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 Kolekole is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kolekole is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Kolekole Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 15:27 Local Time
Monday 08Tue
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 2.0
E
2.1
E
2.1
E
2.1
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 10
SE 15
SSE 15
SSE
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Kolekole

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

Wind History at Kolekole

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

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