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Tombstones ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.2

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Tombstones break guidePhoto by: Stinger

Tombstones Surf Guide

Tombstones in Big Island is an exposed reef break that is often working. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. Both left and right reef breaks. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rocks, locals and sharks.

Tombstones Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tombstones:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Tombstones 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 11% of the time in July while 71% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
71%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tombstones Location Map

Interactive Tombstones 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 Tombstones is Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tombstones is Bradshaw Aaf Airport (BSF), also in Usa Hawaii Isl., 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Tombstones Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 09:29 Local Time
Thursday 25
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 3.0
ENE
3.0
ENE
3.0
ENE
3.0
ENE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 15
ESE 15
ESE 10
SE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Tombstones

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

Wind History at Tombstones

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

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