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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 The Big Island

USA, Hawaii

Seasonal swell & wind variations:

nw swell pretty much hit all the sides of the island and most of the best breaks on the island
winter best season summer time mostly waipio valley ebst bet or the east and south sides

English (Translate this text in English): nw swell pretty much hit all the sides of the island and most of the best breaks on the island
winter best season summer time mostly waipio valley ebst bet or the east and south sides

English (Translate this text in English): nw swell pretty much hit all the sides of the island and most of the best breaks on the island
winter best season summer time mostly waipio valley ebst bet or the east and south sides

English (Translate this text in English): nw swell pretty much hit all the sides of the island and most of the best breaks on the island
winter best season summer time mostly waipio valley ebst bet or the east and south sides

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Seasonal swell & wind variations

nw swell pretty much hit all the sides of the island and most of the best breaks on the island
winter best season summer time mostly waipio valley ebst bet or the east and south sides

English (Translate this text in English): nw swell pretty much hit all the sides of the island and most of the best breaks on the island
winter best season summer time mostly waipio valley ebst bet or the east and south sides

English (Translate this text in English): nw swell pretty much hit all the sides of the island and most of the best breaks on the island
winter best season summer time mostly waipio valley ebst bet or the east and south sides

English (Translate this text in English): nw swell pretty much hit all the sides of the island and most of the best breaks on the island
winter best season summer time mostly waipio valley ebst bet or the east and south sides

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69s
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Bayfront
By RandumbReasons
Dec 4, 2013
Randumb Reasons 12.2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNF4Vzm4wg4
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Kahalu'u
By lilikoihi
Feb 27, 2011
First Time Surfing on Big Island - I rented a board across the street.  There are stairs down to the surf end of Kahalu'i.  The water was pretty clear so you can see a nice channel for paddling out without hitting any of the coral heads. I didn't surf over the
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Lymans
By KonaKJ
Jul 16, 2008
- My wife and I just came back from a week in Kona and we had a blast at Lymans.  It was our luck, but the SSW swell was running and we caught lefts all morning as they steadily built up in size.  A few nice overheads to end the session.&nb
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Banyons
By CHarvey
Sep 25, 2006
Island Virgin No Longer - First time surfing on one of the Hawaiin Islands and I loved it.
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By Anonymous , 28-12-2009

big island boi - Damn all of those friggin tourists at hapuna... u can't really surf at 69 even though the only people in the water are snorkelers. But like banyans is awfully consistent and tourists don't Damn go in the water there. Kiholo bay has like no swimmers, and has pounders. Kahaluu is good when the rip current is good, just a bunch of retarded spongers, run em ovah. Just don't get pulled out past the church or u will be ridings rocks! Also, out past kawaihae there is sometimes a nice break. Just don't ride into shark bay or u are screwed...(u can always, always count on a nice tiger or hammerhead to greet you. Sometimes mahukona has gnarly swells, but they have death-ish undertow that will eat you AND your board. Opolu is the most difficult option for west/north shores, but it is rewarding. There is a secret trail from the south-western part of the runway at the airport that leads to what us haoles call "rock point". To get out, climb over the formation if eroding shore and jump into the water with your board. To get out, well, grab a ledge and pull yourself up. Forget about the board, its probaply broken. These are the best north-west swells.

By Anonymous , 19-04-2009

Don't believe it! - There are some spots listed for the Big Island that say "all surfers". Don't believe it! There's some dangerous spots in that list.... Pohoiki's 3rd Bay & Bowls, Hakalau for starters. Almost nobody surf's 3rd bay and Hakalau is an extremely shallow stomper. BE CAREFUL

By Turtle007 , 03-02-2009

Southern Breaks in Winter? - I'll be staying in Naalehu later in Feb. '09. Can anyone offer me some advice for good waves and good vibes? Also, are there any places on the island to rent decent shortboards, or should I haul my boards with me? I'm travelling solo and am hoping to hookup with some locals who know the place well. Thanks.

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