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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
Apua pointBanyonsBay frontBanyonsBlonde reefBlonde reefBlonde reefKapoho bayBay frontBay frontBay frontBay frontBlonde reefBlonde reefChocksChocksChocksBay front
Rating2
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2

ESE
0.7

SSW
1.2

E
0.6

SSW
1.4

E
1.4

E
1.5

E
1.5

E
1.7

E
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.5

E
1.4

ENE
1.3

E
1.2

ENE
1.4

ENE
1.2

ENE
1.1

ENE
Period(s) (?)71381288778888888888
Energy(?)147178172109245223230230323302294279238201183220163149
Wind
(km/h)
10
10
10
10
15
5
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10
15
5
Wind State(?)oncross-
off
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off
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off
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on
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off
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off
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off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:27PM

6:54AM

8:51PM
10:47AM

10:07PM
11:07AM
5:52AM

11:06PM
7:14AM
12:51PM

11:26PM
12:55PM

12:04AM
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:50AM

3:28AM
12:17PM

4:27AM

2:52AM
2:56PM

5:10AM
4:07PM

6:12AM
5:29PM

6:13AM
11:50AM
6:36PM

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
252524262524242423242423242423232423
Low °C
242423252423232322232422232422222322
Chill °C (?)
252524262524242423242423242423232423
Sunrise
5:43--5:46--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--
Sunset
-6:53--6:51--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:52-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.2

ESE
0.7

SSW
1.2

E
0.6

SSW
0.8

NNE
0.8

SE
1.5

E
0.9

SE
1.7

E
1.6

E
1.6

E
1.5

E
1.4

ENE
1.3

E
1.2

ENE
0.5

SE
0.8

E
1.1

ENE
Period (s)71381281171088888881078
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

S
0.4

WNW
0.4

SW
0.4

SSW
0.3

WSW
0.3

NW
0.3

SSW
0.3

WSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
0.4

NE
0.3

SE
0.2

SSE
0.4

SE
0.5

ESE
Period (s)1410121512101311121212121110111097
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.5

S

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0.2

NNW
1.4

E
1.4

E

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1.5

E

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1.4

ENE
1.2

ENE
1.1

ENE
Period (s)-4-288-7-------888


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