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Kua Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 2.7

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Kua Bay Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Tuesday 13 Apr 2021 HST
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Kua Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kua Bay sea temperature is 24.9 °C (Statistics for 13 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 24.6 max: 25.5 min: 23.7 °C)
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Kua Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kua Bay sea temperature is 24.9 °C (Statistics for 13 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 24.6 max: 25.5 min: 23.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Kua Bay (light winds from the NE at Kailua/Kona Airport 10 km from Kua Bay).

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Actual: 55 min ago

Light
9 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Kua Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Kua Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Apr 14) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 4s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Kua Bay in the next 12 days are 0.8m 9s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 19) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 10s period and expected on Sunday (Apr 18) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (HST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Wed 14th Apr)1.5ft (0.5m) 12s
Best Surf 5PM (Sun 18th Apr)2.5ft (0.7m) 10s
Most Powerful 5AM (Mon 19th Apr)2.5ft (0.8m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Kua Bay over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sun
25
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
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0.5
N
0.4
N
0.4
N
0.3
N
0.3
N
0.2
NNW
0.3
NNW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.6
N
0.4
NNW
0.3
N
0.3
SW
0.4
NNW
0.7
N
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.6
N
0.6
N
0.6
N
0.3
N
0.5
N
0.3
NNW
0.3
NNW
0.3
NNW
0.3
N
0.4
NNW
0.7
N
0.6
N
0.7
N
0.5
N
0.5
N
0.4
WNW
0.7
W
0.8
W
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5
NNE
5
WNW
5
WNW
10
NE
5
W
5
NW
5
SW
10
WNW
5
WNW
10
S
10
WNW
5
NNW
5
SSW
10
W
15
SW
5
NW
10
W
10
WSW
15
SSW
10
NW
15
NW
10
S
10
W
10
SW
5
WNW
10
WNW
10
SSW
5
WNW
5
W
10
SW
5
N
10
SW
10
WSW
5
SSW
10
W
0
WSW
glassonglasscrosscross-
on
glasscrossononcross-
off
ononcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
ononcross-
off
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
crossglasscrosscrossglasscross-
on
glass
4:47AM
0.46
5:34PM
0.73
5:13AM
0.41
6:11PM
0.72
5:39AM
0.36
6:54PM
0.70
6:09AM
0.32
7:47PM
0.67
7:01AM
0.28
8:55PM
0.66
9:21AM
0.26
10:10PM
0.66
11:38AM
0.30
11:17PM
0.67
12:37PM
0.37
12:12AM
0.69
1:18PM
0.45
12:59AM
0.69
1:56PM
0.55
1:42AM
0.68
2:34PM
0.65
2:23AM
0.64
3:13PM
0.74
11:33PM
0.18
10:36AM
0.09
12:17AM
0.21
10:58AM
0.11
1:10AM
0.24
11:21AM
0.13
2:20AM
0.26
11:48AM
0.16
4:03AM
0.27
12:24PM
0.19
5:43AM 1:28PM
0.24 0.23
6:27AM
0.20
3:28PM
0.25
6:55AM
0.16
5:14PM
0.25
7:20AM
0.11
6:31PM
0.22
7:46AM
0.07
7:34PM
0.18
8:13AM
0.03
8:31PM
0.15
8:41AM
-0.00

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Kua Bay blow from the SE

Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sun
25
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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--6:40--6:42--6:42--6:42--6:43--6:43--6:43--6:44--6:44--6:44--6:45--6:45

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 22°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Sun morning, min 22°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Tue morning, min 23°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Sun morning, min 22°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Kua Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Kua Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Kua Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Kua Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Kua Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Kua Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Kua Bay is 97 km (60 miles) from Hilo. If you plan a vacation in Big Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hilo. Hilo has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.