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Richardsons ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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Richardsons Surf Forecast / HAW – Big Island / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Thursday 25 Feb 2021 HST
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Richardsons surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Richardsons sea temperature is 24.5 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 24.3 max: 25.1 min: 23.6 °C)
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Richardsons surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Richardsons sea temperature is 24.5 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 24.3 max: 25.1 min: 23.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Richardsons (light winds from the WSW at Hilo Airport 5 km from Richardsons). 1.7m 10 s period swell from ENE

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Light
11 km/h
WSW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Richardsons this week:

The surf forecast for Richardsons over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 16s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Richardsons in the next 7 days are 3.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.1m 14s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (HST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Thu 25th Feb)10ft (3.0m) 10s
Best Surf11PM (Thu 25th Feb)10ft (3.0m) 10s
Most Powerful 2PM (Tue 2nd Mar)11ft (3.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Richardsons over the next 7 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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
54555455453440543440355
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
3
ENE
3
ENE
3
ENE
3
ENE
3
ENE
3
ENE
3
ENE
3
ENE
3
ENE
3
ENE
3.5
ENE
3
ENE
3
ENE
3.5
ENE
3.5
ENE
3
ENE
2.4
ENE
1.3
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.9
NNW
1.9
NNW
1.8
NNW
1.7
NNW
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1629173618862009197018861525139713681498204218451499215620741406959139719612138190016291441
5
E
10
ESE
5
E
0
E
5
E
15
NE
5
W
10
NE
15
NE
5
NW
15
ENE
10
ENE
15
NE
20
ENE
10
ENE
10
ENE
10
NE
15
NNE
15
NNW
25
NNE
20
NNE
5
NNW
10
WNW
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
oncross-
off
ononglassonononcross-
on
onononcross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
3:04AM
0.87
2:50PM
0.52
3:36AM
0.87
3:32PM
0.57
4:07AM
0.84
4:17PM
0.61
4:38AM
0.78
5:06PM
0.63
5:09AM
0.69
6:00PM
0.64
5:39AM
0.59
7:05PM
0.64
6:10AM
0.48
8:28PM
0.63
8:09PM
-0.12
9:31AM
0.07
8:49PM
-0.13
10:00AM
0.03
9:30PM
-0.10
10:30AM
-0.00
10:14PM
-0.04
11:02AM
-0.02
11:00PM
0.05
11:35AM
-0.03
11:54PM
0.16
12:12PM
-0.03
1:04AM
0.26
12:55PM
-0.02

Note: the tide data above is for Hilo, Hilo Bay, Hawaii which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Richardsons.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Richardsons blow from the SW

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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-6:41--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:35
--6:23--6:23--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:25--6:25--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 139mm), heaviest during Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Thu night, min 20°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Mon afternoon, min 20°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Richardsons Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Richardsons provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Richardsons can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Richardsons 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 (Richardsons) 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 Richardsons 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.

Richardsons is 9 km (6 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.