Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for February 17, 2021

February 17, 2021, 12:47 PM HST
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Forecast for South Big Island and Big Island North and East


Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5
East Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. Showers likely with
isolated thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph, becoming east
in the afternoon.
Tides
Hilo Bay High 1.6 feet 06:03 AM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 12:48 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:47 AM HST.
Sunset 6:21 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Cloudy. Occasional showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay High 1.5 feet 07:34 PM HST.
Low 1.0 feet 01:09 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with
isolated thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay High 1.4 feet 06:13 AM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 01:24 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:47 AM HST.
Sunset 6:21 PM HST.

Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 5-7 5-7 4-6 3-5
South Facing 4-6 4-6 4-6 3-5
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.3 feet 06:41 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 01:25 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.2 feet 07:07 AM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 01:46 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:51 AM HST.
Sunset 6:25 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming east
after midnight.
Tides
Kona High 1.2 feet 08:12 PM HST.
Low 0.6 feet 01:46 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.4 feet 08:52 PM HST.
Low 0.7 feet 02:54 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers with
isolated thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming
northwest around 5 mph in the
afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.1 feet 06:51 AM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 02:01 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.0 feet 07:32 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 02:19 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:51 AM HST.
Sunset 6:25 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current medium period northwest swell will get reinforced by a new swell today. This swell will linger but lower gradually through Friday. A small, but long-period, northwest swell is expected to fill in Friday night and Saturday, with a slightly larger northwest swell expected Monday and Tuesday. Surf heights are forecast to remain below High Surf Advisory (HSA) levels. With the expected strengthening of the trade winds over the weekend, short- period choppy surf will gradually increase over that time frame and into early next week. Surf heights may eventually approach HSA levels. Small, mainly background southerly swells will continue throughout the forecast period.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

Conditions: Choppy/disorganized with ESE winds 20-25mph in the morning shifting SE 15-20mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with WSW winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph. Clean conditions are expected for the late day with SE winds less than 5mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. This becomes Semi glassy/semi bumpy for the afternoon.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Bumpy/choppy with E winds 15-20mph in the morning decreasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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