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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
HakalauBay frontHonlsHonlsHonlsHonlsHonlsHonlsKahalu uKahalu uDisappearing sandsChocksChocksDisappearing sandsChocksBlonde reefBay frontRichardsons
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9

N
0.8

N
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.9

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
0.9

SSW
1.1

NE
1.7

ENE
0.8

SSW
1.5

NE
1.4

ESE
1.8

E
1.6

E
Period(s) (?)121118171918171616151587148888
Energy(?)213157230207574777734659596574365125278247304245391302
Wind
(km/h)
5 ENE5
5 NNW5
10 SW10
10 WSW10
0 WNW0
5 WSW5
10 WSW10
10 NNW10
10 WSW10
10 WSW10
5 WNW5
10 E10
10 ENE10
10 NW10
15 ENE15
10 ENE10
5 WSW5
10 E10
Wind State(?)onglassononglassononcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

11:09PM
12:29PM

11:43AM
11:55PM
1:25PM

1:26AM

2:38PM
2:11AM

3:20PM
2:59AM

3:36PM
11:16PM
3:46AM

Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:07PM

5:46AM
6:23PM

6:30AM
7:29PM
8:05PM
7:29AM

9:27PM
6:01PM
8:11AM

10:24PM
8:28AM

11:19PM
9:14AM
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clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Summary
clearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome clouds
Rain (mm)
----1--2--21213---
High °C
242425252525252525252524242523242325
Low °C
242425252424252425252424242423242224
Chill °C (?)
242425252525252525252524242523242325
Sunrise
--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:39--5:39--5:39
Sunset
6:55--6:59--7:00--7:00--6:57--6:57--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.9

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
0.9

SSW
1.1

NE
1.6

ENE
0.8

SSW
1.5

NE
1.4

ESE
1.7

E
1.6

E
Period (s)6618171918171616151587148888
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

N
0.8

N
0.4

SSW
0.4

S
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.4

WNW
0.3

WNW
0.5

NW
0.5

NW
0.4

SSE
1.2

ESE
1.1

NE
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
Period (s)1211162011111010101010101058899
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.1

ENE

-
1.0

E
0.9

E
0.8

ESE
0.5

ESE
0.6

ESE
1.1

ESE
0.8

ESE
0.9

ESE
0.9

ESE
0.9

ESE
1.7

ENE
1.4

ESE
1.5

NE
1.4

ESE
1.8

E

-
Period (s)6-6510555556676888-


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