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Palemano Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Palemano Point Surf Guide

Palemano Point in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. 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 and locals.

Palemano Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Palemano Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Palemano Point occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Palemano Point 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 38% of the time in July while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Palemano Point Location Map

Interactive Palemano Point 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 Palemano Point is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Palemano Point is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Palemano Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 13:57 Local Time
Friday 16
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 21 21 21 21
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 15
NW 10
NW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Palemano Point

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

Wind History at Palemano Point

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

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