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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
Honokane bayApua pointApua pointApua pointKahuku ranchBlonde reefApua pointBanyonsBanyonsBay frontBanyonsBay frontHonlsBlonde reefBay frontBay frontBlonde reefBay front
Rating3
2
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5

ESE
1.1

ESE
1.1

ESE
1.6

ESE
1.1

SE
1.5

ESE
1.2

ESE
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
1.2

E
0.6

SSW
1.3

E
0.5

S
1.4

E
1.7

E
1.6

E
1.5

E
1.6

ENE
Period(s) (?)78881088131281181477888
Energy(?)228143143291200234151178162186102196104200295287253273
Wind
(km/h)
5
10
5
10
15
15
10
5
5
15
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5
5
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10
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15
5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
glassoncross-
off
cross-
off
onglasscross-
on
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off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

5:50PM
4:24AM
5:29AM
6:24PM
5:00AM
6:35AM
7:46PM

4:37AM
8:11AM

8:52PM
10:04AM

10:05PM
11:07AM

10:43PM
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:08AM

12:41AM
11:12AM
11:52PM

2:16AM
12:05PM

3:21AM
1:14PM

4:28AM

2:49PM

10:39AM
5:10AM
4:07PM

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
262625252525242524252523252523242423
Low °C
242624242524242524242523242422232422
Chill °C (?)
262625252525242524252523252523242423
Sunrise
5:45--5:43--5:43--5:41--5:46--5:41--
Sunset
-6:49--6:51--6:53--6:53--6:51--6:52-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

NE
1.1

ESE
1.1

ESE
1.3

ESE
1.1

SE
0.9

ESE
1.2

ESE
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
1.2

E
0.6

SSW
1.3

E
0.5

S
1.4

E
1.0

SE
1.6

E
1.5

E
1.6

ENE
Period (s)8888101081312811814710888
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

N
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.6

S
0.4

WNW
0.4

S
0.4

NW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

S
0.3

WSW
0.3

NW
0.3

SSW
0.3

S
0.2

S
Period (s)914151514131410510151361110121211
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.5

ESE

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-
1.6

ESE
1.1

ESE
1.5

ESE

-
0.5

SSE

-

-
0.2

WSW

-
0.2

NNW
1.4

E
1.7

E

-

-

-
Period (s)7--888-4--5-377---


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