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Big Island Surf

Detailed Big Island surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Big Island. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Big Island. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Big Island over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Big Island and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Big Island Surf Forecast

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Big Island Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Big Island Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Big Island coastline are also listed below.

Big Island Photos

Big Island Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Big Island
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4

NW
1.9

NW
1.8

NW
1.5

NW
2.2

ENE
2.5

ENE
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
2.5

E
3.0

E
2.5

E
2.5

E
2.5

E
Period(s) (?)1918171699999101010101010999
Energy(?)1461242317741123812110916641602178117021744141913891297139412791112963
Wind
(km/h)
10 SE10
15 SE15
10 S10
15 SE15
10 SSE10
15 SE15
15 SE15
15 SE15
20 SE20
20 SE20
15 SSE15
15 SE15
10 SE10
10 ESE10
0 ESE0
15 E15
5 E5
10 E10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:42AM

1:40AM
11:53AM

12:38AM
1:53AM
12:47PM

2:26AM
1:33PM

3:00AM

2:14PM
3:33AM
10:42AM

2:55PM
4:06AM
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:32PM

8:12AM
6:18PM

8:41AM
7:00PM

9:09AM
7:41PM

7:34AM
9:38AM

8:20PM
10:08AM

8:58PM
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
133351814822741045112-3
High °C
232322222322232323232322232322222221
Low °C
222322222322232323232322222221222221
Chill °C (?)
232322222322232323232322232322222221
Sunrise
6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--
Sunset
-6:07--6:07--6:07--6:08--6:08--6:09-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.7

NE
1.9

NW
2.3

ENE
2.1

NE
2.2

ENE
2.5

ENE
0.7

NW
0.6

NW
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
3.0

E
0.3

NW
2.5

E
0.3

NW
2.5

E
0.5

N
2.5

E
0.6

N
Period (s)818899914131312101210141020916
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.4

NW
1.8

NE
1.8

NW
1.5

NW
1.2

NW
0.9

NW
0.1

SW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

NW
0.1

NW
0.3

NW
0.2

NNW
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
0.6

N
0.4

NW
Period (s)19817161614181817161216151615151813
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.2

ESE
1.3

ESE

-
1.4

SE
1.4

SE
1.5

SE
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
2.5

E
3.0

E
2.5

E
2.5

E
2.5

E
Period (s)88-888999101010101010999


Big Island Surf Breaks

The Big Island is the southern most island in the Hawaiian chain and because of this gets swell from just about every direction. The scenery can be as nice as coconut lined white or black sand beaches and as stark as being completely surrounded by the backbone of the island...old lava. Shallow reef breaks are usually a requirement for good surf but there are a few deep water breaks and even fewer beach breaks. Winter is the season on our island with large swells from the north and west. Look for the occasional large southern swell in the summer and if you want the most consistent surf on island check out the Hilo side of Hawaii.....Erik

Kona is reefy and rocky with crystal clear warm water. SW swells in the summer WNW in the winter. If no surf on this side... head to Hilo... a short 2 hour drive.....Logan