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Waipio Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.5

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Waipio Bay Surf Guide

Waipio Bay in Big Island is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Waipio Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waipio Bay:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Waipio Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in March while 50% 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
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
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 Waipio Bay Location Map

Interactive Waipio 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 Waipio Bay is Waimea Kohala (Kamuela) Airport (MUE) in Usa Hawaii Isl., 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waipio Bay is Upolu (Opolu) Airport (UPP) in USA, 33 km (20 miles) away.

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Waipio Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 21:34 Local Time
FriSaturday 17
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.0
N
0.7
NNW
0.7
NNW
0.9
NNW
Period (s) 9 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 0
WNW 0
WSW 5
N
Wind State glass glass glass glass

Swell History at Waipio Bay

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

Wind History at Waipio Bay

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

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    Reliability: consistent
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