Goin2Travel Vacation Homes

Big Island of Hawaii August Weather, Activities, and Events

Digg StumbleUpon

Click any month below for each months weather and events
Big Island of Hawaii January Weather Big Island of Hawaii February Weather Big Island of Hawaii March Weather Big Island of Hawaii April Weather Big Island of Hawaii May Weather Big Island of Hawaii June Weather
Big Island of Hawaii July Weather Big Island of Hawaii August Weather Big Island of Hawaii September Weather Big Island of Hawaii October Weather Big Island of Hawaii November Weather Big Island of Hawaii December Weather

  Big Island of Hawaii Monthly Weather  
  Click the icon to view
  Big Island of Hawaii weather chart by month

Big Island of Hawaii Weather - August

Late summer days on the big island are warm and wonderful. On land and in the water, there are so many enjoyable things to do. Whether one’s dream is to catch a huge marlin, visit a volcano, ride a zip line through a rainforest or experience the revered and rich ancient culture of the islands, the Big Island of Hawaii is the place to be in August. Special events range from festive salutes to culture, coffee and mai tais to serious competitions at sea.

August Weather Report -

The climate on the Big Island of Hawaii varies tremendously from coast to coast, especially during the summer. Trade winds and topographical features greatly influence the weather, causing areas along the windward (eastern) coast to receive substantial amounts of precipitation and the accompanying higher humidity. That rainfall tends to keep temperatures cooler, too. The leeward (western) coast gets little rainfall, especially during the summer.
The average August temperature range in Hilo, on the eastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, is 70ºF (low) to 83ºF (high). Although August is one of the driest months of the year, the average precipitation is 9.9 inches of rain. Humidity tends to be on the higher side. Average wind speed is 6.8 mph. Sea surface temperature averages 75ºF.
At Kona, often called Kailua Kona, on the western side of the island, the temperature range is 73ºF - 87ºF. Rainfall is a slight .7 of an inch and humidity is usually low.

August is loaded with interesting special events on the Big Island of Hawaii -

Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival -

The culture of ancient Hawaii is celebrated annually at the Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. The festivities include Royal Court ceremonies, reenactments of warrior battles, music and dance performances, arts and crafts workshops, games and canoe rides. Scheduled for August 11-12, 2012, the festival will also feature some yummy traditional food tasting.

Hookuikahi Establishement Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Image source http://www.nps.gov/puhe/2012festival.htm

Cream of the Crop Coffee and Dessert Competition -

Since coffee from Kona has achieved worldwide acclaim, an annual contest to determine which brands are the best was established. Scheduled for August 11, 2012 at the Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai, hundreds of coffee and dessert connoisseurs and the island’s best coffee producers will gather for this fun day of friendly competition. Among the day’s events are free coffee samplings, live musical performances, brewing demonstrations and exhibits of coffee-related artwork, much of which is for sale.

Cream of the Crop Coffe and Dessert Competition
Image source http://wellnesslibrary.blogspot.com/

International Haari Boat Festival -

The highlights of this celebration of Okinawan culture are the traditional Okinawan fishing boat races on the Wailoa River. Scheduled for August 16 -18, 2012 at Wailoa State Park, the festival also features a pre-race concert and parade of competing rowing teams, a golf tournament at Hilo Municipal Golf Course, an Okinawan cultural exhibit, a country store and an open market, where tasty treats like andagi, Okinawan soba noodles, spam musubi and shave ice will be sold.

International HAari Boat Festival
photo taken by Myoung-Ja Hwa

Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival -

Top chefs, magical mixologists and fans of barbecued food and tropical cocktails flock to the Royal Kona Resort in Kailua-Kona each year to pay tribute to the mai tai and have a wonderful time. Scheduled for August 12 -18, 2012, the main events of this festival feature the Mai Tai Mix-Off, a competition among renowned bartenders for big prizes and bragging rights, and the Battle of the BBQ, a contest among some of the island’s best barbecue cooks. Food, including tasting portions from the competition will be for sale, and the Mai Tai Marketplace will offer made-in-Hawaii crafts, clothing and jewelry. Also on tap are live music and a DJ-hosted dance party.

Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival
Image source http://www.hawaii247.com/2011/08/13/mix-off-winner-claims-10000-for-making-worlds-best-mai-tai/

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Serious sport fishermen from around the globe gather each summer at Kona to compete for the esteemed Governor's Trophy and other prestigious awards. Scheduled for August 12-18, 2012, the event includes 5 days of tournament fishing for marlin, swordfish, sailfish and spearfish. Other associated activities include a parade of participating teams through Historic Kailua Village, the HIBT Boutique and the Crying Towel and Awards Dinner. Spectators can check out the daily results at the Kailua Pier weigh-ins at 4:30 each day.

Big Island August event - Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
image source http://www.hibtfishing.com/img/566marlin.jpg

Best bets for warm August weather activities on the Big Island of Hawaii -

The island is full of natural wonders ready to be experienced and enjoyed. From the black sand beaches to the flourishing rainforests, amazing days on the island await the August visitor. A hike along an ancient mountain trail or a stroll along the Pacific shore can be the photo safari of a lifetime.

The weather is perfect for golf, tennis and a variety of sports all over the island. Some of the top golf course designers have created fairways that take advantage of the natural elements to produce settings that are both aesthetically pleasing and challenging. Some courses offer spectacular views of Mauna Loa and Kilauea, and others along the Kohala Coast have greens set against the gleaming blue Pacific.

Visiting Volcanoes National Park should be on every first timer’s things to do list. Trails and paths through the often rocky and desert-like terrain range from very accessible and easy, to hard to get to and difficult. So even visitors who travel with a wheelchair or baby stroller can experience this remarkable attraction. And for those who wish to see this awesome sight from an alternative angle, excursion boat tours along the coast offer panoramic views of Kilauea and its lava tubes, sea arches and ever-changing geologic formations. Helicopter rides are yet another way to see this magnificent park.

Beach fans, anglers and water sports enthusiasts have miles and miles of Pacific coastline to pursue their interests. Hapuna Beach, located on the Kohala Coast at the northwestern part of the island, is known for its gentle surf and soft sand. Swimmers, body surfers and snorkelers might like Hilo’s Keaukaha Beach Park. Charter boats don’t need to sail too far offshore to find fertile fishing grounds. In August, enormous blue marlin and other billfish are biting.

Vacation Planning Tips:

With so many different things to do, it’s important to bring along the personal gear like broken-in hiking boots that will make treks across the varied landscapes more comfortable. If some sophisticated night spots are on the agenda, be sure to pack some fancier outfits and accessories for evening escapades. Anyone visiting the more remote areas in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or similar places should bring along bottles of water to keep hydrated. Visitors to eastern coastal (windward) areas like Hilo should have a rain poncho or jacket.

Interested in visting the Big Island in September? See our September Big Island weather report and our list of September activities and events on the Big Island

Digg StumbleUpon
Big Island Vacation Rentals

When traveling to the Big Island consider staying in a private vacation rental. They are usually much more spacious than a hotel room and often a fraction of the cost per person.

Click to search

Big Island Home Rentals

Big Island - Kailua Kona Monthly Weather Chart

Return to page Top

Big Island - Hilo Monthly Weather Chart

Return to page Top