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The Point_Punaluu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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The Point_Punaluu Surf Guide

The Point_Punaluu in Big Island is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. There is a left hand reef break. Hazards include urchins, rips, rocks and locals.

The Point_Punaluu Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Point_Punaluu:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Point_Punaluu occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Point_Punaluu 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 10% of the time in January while 69% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
69%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
21%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Point_Punaluu Location Map

Interactive The Point_Punaluu 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 The Point_Punaluu is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 87 km (54 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Point_Punaluu is Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 97 km (60 miles) away.

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The Point_Punaluu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 03:21 Local Time
Monday 08
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.5
E
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.7
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 20
ENE 30
ENE 30
ENE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at The Point_Punaluu

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

Wind History at The Point_Punaluu

Wind stats for The Point_Punaluu, 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 The Point_Punaluu. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    46km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    49km away

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