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Pololu Valley Surf Guide

Pololu Valley in Big Island is an exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rips and sharks.

Pololu Valley Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pololu Valley:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pololu Valley occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pololu Valley with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in March while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
46%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pololu Valley Location Map

Interactive Pololu Valley 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 Pololu Valley is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pololu Valley is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 24 km (15 miles) away.

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Pololu Valley Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 04:27 Local Time
Thursday 07
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.5
ENE
1.7
ENE
Period (s) 5 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
20
20
20
25
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Pololu Valley

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

Wind History at Pololu Valley

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

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