Surf

May 23, 2018 Surf Forecast

May 23, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
Listen to this Article
2 minutes
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

no slideshow

Photo: James Grenz

There are no marine alerts posted at this time.

Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest.

Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday May 29: No significant swells are expected, with surf below advisory levels along all shores. A small, long-period south-southwest swell will slowly build on Wednesday, and then continue into the weekend. A small north-northwest swell arriving Wednesday will diminish on Thursday, with another small northwest swell possible over the weekend. Trade winds will deliver choppy short-period waves to east facing shores.
Surf heights are forecast heights of the face, or front, of waves. The surf forecast is based on the significant wave height, the average height of the one third largest waves, at the locations of the largest breakers. Some waves may be more than twice as high as the significant wave height. Expect to encounter rip currents in or near any surf zone.

North East

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ESE less than 5mph.

North West

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high SW extra long period swell.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high SSW ground swell for the morning with occasional thigh sets. This rotates more SW and builds in the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.

South East

am        pm  

Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E wind swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NNE winds 10-15mph.

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

    +
    SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.