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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
ChocksChocksBay frontBlonde reefBay frontBay frontBay frontBlonde reefBay frontBay frontBay frontBay frontBay frontBay frontBlonde reefBay frontBlonde reefBay front
Rating4
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

N
1.3

N
1.6

E
1.9

ESE
1.7

ESE
1.6

ESE
1.6

E
1.5

E
1.6

E
1.3

ESE
1.7

E
1.6

E
1.7

E
1.7

E
2.0

E
1.8

E
1.9

E
1.8

E
Period(s) (?)14138998888888888888
Energy(?)613546349542436346307256291197363329381390542460513459
Wind
(km/h)
10 E10
5 E5
5 ESE5
10 ESE10
15 ESE15
5 SSW5
15 SE15
10 SE10
10 SSE10
15 ESE15
15 E15
10 WSW10
15 E15
10 ESE10
5 SE5
15 ESE15
10 ESE10
5 ESE5
Wind State(?)offoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


4:55PM
4:55PM


7:10AM
7:10AM
5:38PM
5:38PM

6:06AM

8:31AM
8:31AM
7:32PM
7:32PM


Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:45PM
12:45PM

10:46PM

11:24PM
11:24PM


2:30PM
2:30PM
12:17AM
12:17AM


4:35PM
4:35PM
1:42AM
12:45PM
1:42AM
rain showers
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rain showers
rain showers
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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
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Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsclearsome cloudsrain shwrsclearrain shwrssome cloudsclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
2141----3---2-4---
High °C
252625262625262625262625252625262625
Low °C
252525252524252625252524252625252524
Chill °C (?)
252625262625262625262625252625262625
Sunrise
6:15--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--
Sunset
-5:53--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:51--5:50-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

N
1.3

N
1.4

ESE
1.7

ESE
0.9

NE
1.6

ESE
1.6

E
1.5

E
0.5

NNW
1.1

ENE
0.4

NNW
1.6

E
1.7

E
1.7

E
1.9

E
1.8

E
1.9

E
1.8

E
Period (s)1413897888127118888888
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

NNW
1.3

E
0.9

N
0.9

NE
0.5

NNW
0.7

NE
0.7

NNW
0.6

NNW
0.3

N
0.4

NNW
0.3

NW
0.6

NNW
0.5

NW
0.5

NW
0.5

NW
0.5

NW
0.6

NNW
0.4

NW
Period (s)177127167131310111312111111101011
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.3

E
1.4

E
1.6

E
1.9

ESE
1.7

ESE

-

-

-
1.6

E
1.3

ESE
1.7

E

-

-

-
2.0

E

-

-

-
Period (s)67899---888---8---


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