uk es it fr pt nl
Pohoiki surf break
Icon reef  red
Reef
Icon  s3
Pohoiki location mapGet alerts  temp

Pohoiki Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Sunday 15 May 2022 HST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Pohoiki surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Pohoiki sea temperature is 24.9 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.9 max: 26.3 min: 23.8 °C)
Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Pohoiki.12
Map placeholder
Pohoiki surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Pohoiki sea temperature is 24.9 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.9 max: 26.3 min: 23.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for HAW - Big Island

  1. A cold front approaching the islands from the northwest on Tuesday will produce southerly winds over Kauai and Oahu… [link]

Expand
<
>
View all

1 h 19 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
E
Clean
Please reload the page to see if there are any updates.


Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Pohoiki this week:

The surf forecast for Pohoiki over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 15) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 9s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Pohoiki in the next 12 days are 1.6m 9s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 15) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 16s period and expected on Wednesday (May 18) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (HST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Sun 15th May)5ft (1.6m) 9s
Best Surf 8AM (Wed 18th May)2ft (0.6m) 18s
Most Powerful 8PM (Sun 15th May)5ft (1.6m) 9s

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

Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
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
Sun
15
Monday
16
Tuesday
17
Wednesday
18
Thursday
19
Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Fri
27
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
112221111000212110013121231120000000
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
1.7
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
1.3
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.2
E
98881816161518788878888888888888888877776
41932032026622525425121223019124026624416420721221825125128724531427732632628420116813115913170705675109
15
E
15
ESE
15
ESE
15
ESE
10
SE
15
SE
20
SSE
15
SE
15
SE
20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
15
SE
15
SE
15
E
20
E
15
ENE
25
ENE
20
NE
15
ENE
10
E
20
E
15
ESE
15
ESE
15
E
10
ESE
15
E
15
ENE
10
NE
20
NE
20
NE
15
NE
15
NE
20
ENE
20
ENE
15
E
cross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
3:19PM
1.08
2:52AM
0.64
4:02PM
1.11
3:31AM
0.59
4:48PM
1.11
4:14AM
0.53
5:39PM
1.08
5:02AM
0.48
6:34PM
1.02
6:06AM
0.44
7:36PM
0.96
7:43AM
0.42
8:42PM
0.90
9:45AM
0.46
9:48PM
0.84
11:16AM
0.55
10:47PM
0.79
12:15PM
0.66
11:36PM
0.75
12:59PM
0.76
12:19AM
0.70
1:36PM
0.85
12:57AM
0.66
9:48PM
0.24
8:55AM
-0.04
10:40PM
0.25
9:33AM
-0.03
11:37PM
0.28
10:13AM
0.01
12:41AM
0.30
10:57AM
0.07
1:55AM
0.32
11:48AM
0.15
3:15AM
0.30
12:56PM
0.25
4:22AM
0.27
2:30PM
0.33
5:11AM
0.22
4:15PM
0.37
5:48AM
0.18
5:42PM
0.37
6:19AM
0.14
6:49PM
0.35
6:47AM
0.11
7:43PM
0.33
7:13AM
0.08

Note: the tide data above is for Kapoho Bay which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Pohoiki.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Pohoiki blow from the WNW

Sun
15
Monday
16
Tuesday
17
Wednesday
18
Thursday
19
Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Fri
27
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clearclearpart cloudclearclearpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudclearpart cloudpart cloudrain showersrain showersclearrain showersrain showerspart cloudclearclearpart cloudclearpart cloudpart cloudpart cloudrain showersclear
clearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclear
---------------------23-11--------1-
242324242324252426262524242424252423242324242324242323242323242324242424
242323242323242425252324242324242323242324242323242323242223242223242324
242324242324252426262524242424252423242324242324242323242323242324242424
--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:39
6:46--6:46--6:47--6:47--6:49--6:49--6:49--6:50--6:50--6:51--6:51--6:51--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 23°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Wed afternoon, min 23°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Warm (max 24°C on Sat afternoon, min 23°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Warm (max 25°C on Fri afternoon, min 22°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Pohoiki surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.


Information about the Pohoiki Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Pohoiki provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Pohoiki can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Pohoiki 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 (Pohoiki) 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 Pohoiki 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.

Pohoiki is 39 km (24 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.