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Kona Tiki ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Kona Tiki Surf Guide

Kona Tiki in Big Island is a reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Often Crowded. Beware of - Urchins - Localism - Sharks.

Kona Tiki Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kona Tiki:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kona Tiki 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 47% of the time in January while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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).

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Interactive Kona Tiki 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 Kona Tiki is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kona Tiki is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Kona Tiki Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 02:26 Local Time
FriSaturday 15
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
SSE 10
S 10
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Kona Tiki

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

Wind History at Kona Tiki

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

Kona Tiki Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Blake from United States
“This is a great place to surf or body board when the waves are big. Tikis can hold a big wave and only closes out on huge days. It does not barrel unless the waves are above 6-7 feet. Personally I have never hit bottom, but you do have to worry about the shoreline in front of where the wave starts to break as it is jagged rock about 50 feet in.”

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