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Waimanu Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Waimanu Bay Surf Guide

Waimanu Bay in Big Island is an exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips and sharks.

Waimanu Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waimanu Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waimanu Bay 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 Waimanu Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Waimanu Bay 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 Waimanu Bay Location Map

Interactive Waimanu Bay 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 Waimanu Bay is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waimanu Bay is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away.

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Waimanu Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 06:16 Local Time
Tuesday 18
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.7
ENE
Period (s) 7 8 8 7
Wind (km/h) 20
E 25
E 25
E 20
ENE
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Waimanu Bay

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

Wind History at Waimanu Bay

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

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