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Big Island Surf Report for Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Small Craft Advisories are in effect for all Hawaiian waters exposed to the Northeast tradewinds of 15 - 25 kts.

The MOTHER's DAY Sale is ON at Orchid Land Surf with 20% OFF on All the Sportswear, 15% OFF All Sunglasses, 10% OFF on other Accessories.

Just arrived the new Kelly Slater/Tomo Surf Designs. In stock- 5'8" Omni, 5'10" Omni, 5'10" Sci-Fi, 6'1" Sci-Fi.

SUPER SALE on Selected Firewire Surfboards:

5'10" Vanguard- $499.

5'10" Dominator- $499.

Check out the new SHARK DETERRENT Surfboards by Dean Edwards now at Orchid Land Surf. Be more confident in the water and SURF better!

SHARKBANZ have arrived at Orchid Land Surf!

And it's time to order that new custom surfboard. Between Dean Edwards and myself we've got over 9 decades of surfboard building experience. Remember. Orchid Land Surfboards, the oldest, most respected surf shop on the Big Island since 1972!

Orders are now being taken for the New KELLY SLATER/Firewire Surfboards. 3 Models to choose from: The Sci-Fi, the Omni & the Banana. Don't wait , order now.

Northeast Shore 2-3ft. occ. 4ft.
Beach breaks  & Points from Hamakua to North Kohala 2- 4ft. occ. plus
Northwest Shore Flat
Southwest Shore 1- 2ft.
Southeast Shore 3- 5ft.

Low Tide

.2 @ 12:35 PM

High Tide

2.0 @ 8:25 PM


6:44 PM

Surf heights are based on “face value” i.e. 1-2’: Ankle-to-knee high; 3-4’: Waist high; 4-6’: Chest high-to-overhead, and so on.


Check back regularly. We will be adding more surf reports, wave cams, contest results, and many other surf links as we discover them. If you know of a link we should add send it to our email address below.


Check out the results page for details of the 2015 Pro-Am with some great photos by Gary Petrison and a link to the updated photo gallery with lots of shots from the contest.

A "Big Mahalo" out to all the volunteers and sponsors that made last year's Quiksilver - Big Island Toyota Big Island Pro AM Surfing Trials happen.



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Photo from most recent contest.

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