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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for South Big Island and Big Island North and East


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
East Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
South Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Showers likely.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay High 1.5 feet 09:13 PM HST.
Low 1.1 feet 03:28 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 05:58 AM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Showers likely.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low 0.3 feet 02:19 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:46 AM HST.
Sunset 6:22 PM HST.

Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 3-5 2-4 2-4 1-3
South Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Hazy. Scattered showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Hazy. Scattered showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
north after midnight.
Tides
Kona High 1.2 feet 09:51 PM HST.
Low 0.8 feet 04:05 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.5 feet 10:02 PM HST.
Low 0.7 feet 05:03 AM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Hazy. Scattered showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 0.9 feet 06:36 AM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 02:56 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.8 feet 08:01 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 03:02 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:50 AM HST.
Sunset 6:26 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current northwest swell will be on a gradual decline over the next few days. A series of small west-northwest swells are expected over the weekend and through the first half of next week. Surf along east facing shores will gradually increase during the weekend into early next week and could reach advisory thresholds by early next week. Small, mainly background southerly swells will continue throughout the forecast period.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee to thigh high E short period wind swell.

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: Ankle high ESE short period wind swell in the morning builds a bit for the afternoon.

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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