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Mahai'ula Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Mahai'ula Bay Surf Guide

Mahai'ula Bay in Big Island is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Prevailing right breaking waves at the beach break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Mahai'ula Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mahai'ula Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mahai'ula 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 Mahai'ula Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mahai'ula 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 Mahai'ula Bay Location Map

Interactive Mahai'ula 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 Mahai'ula Bay is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mahai'ula Bay is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 46 km (29 miles) away.

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Mahai'ula Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 21:27 Local Time
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NE 5
SSW 5
WSW 10
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Swell History at Mahai'ula Bay

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

Wind History at Mahai'ula Bay

Wind stats for Mahai'ula 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 Mahai'ula Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    14km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Mahai'ula Bay: