Hey all. I've been doing some research on moving back to Hawaii. I visited Hilo a few years ago and really loved it; I'd say of all the islands the Big Island felt the most like "home" to me. What I didn't realize is just how affordable the Big Island is compared to Oahu. I've been trying to get a handle on just what the surf is like on the Big Island. I mean, I've Googled it and checked Surfline, but I don't know anybody that has real local knowledge. When I was in Hilo it wasn't to surf, and I only saw surfers at one spot as we were driving by...wasn't really looking for waves. I realize that it is mostly blocked by the other islands from the northwest, and I see that it gets tradewind exposure near Hilo. I guess my question really is just how consistent is the surf? Hilo doesn't look all that more expensive than Rhode Island, all things considered.