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Big Island Surfing

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While Oahu and Kauai are known for their north/south shore divide, the Big Island is an east/west side story. The youngest island in the chain, Hawaii is known as the Big Island, due to its size, which is nearly double that of the others combined and, being a live volcano, continues to grow. Lava flowing from Kilauea is continually shaping a new landscape on its? way to the sea where it can both create future surf breaks or destroy existing ones. Whilst Oahu usually grabs the surf history limelight, Polynesian immigrants probably initiated surfing at Kealakekua Bay centuries ago, making the Big Island the birthplace of surfing and the aloha spirit. Crowds and localism do exist but remote spots requiring long hikes or 4WD access will be empty and conditions will be less competitive than most Hawaiian line-ups.
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18 - 27°C
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+ Exposed to most swells
+ Kona spot density
+ Remote, uncrowded waves
+ Volcanos and lava flows
+ Tropical snow sports
- NW swell shadow
- Young coast, steep cliffs
- Super-rainy east coast
- Localised urban spots
- 4WD required for remote spots
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Guide icon Forecast icon Hapuna Pt 0.5ft 3secs 349° 14mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Kahaluu 0.5ft 2secs 220° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Banyans 0.5ft 2secs 220° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 12
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S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Kawaihae Breakwater 0.5ft 3secs 349° 14mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 8
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S - N Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Pohoiki Star Star 4ft 9secs 118° 14mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Honoli'i Star 4ft 8secs 50° 10mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Magics 0.5ft 2secs 277° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Pine Trees 1ft 4secs 355° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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