Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for February 20, 2021

February 20, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for South Big Island and Big Island North and East


Shores Today Sunday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
East Facing 2-4 2-4 3-5 4-6
South Facing 1-3 1-3 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low 0.2 feet 03:39 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:45 AM HST.
Sunset 6:22 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 1.9 feet 12:07 AM HST.
SUNDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low 0.8 feet 08:19 AM HST.
High 0.8 feet 10:20 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 04:51 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:45 AM HST.
Sunset 6:23 PM HST.

Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Sunday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
South Facing 1-3 1-3 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.2 feet 04:16 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 04:03 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:49 AM HST.
Sunset 6:26 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.5 feet 12:45 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.7 feet 12:19 AM HST.
SUNDAY

Weather Mostly sunny until 12 PM, then mostly
cloudy. Scattered showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.5 feet 08:56 AM HST.
High 0.7 feet 10:58 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 05:28 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.4 feet 08:27 AM HST.
High 0.5 feet 11:58 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 05:16 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:49 AM HST.
Sunset 6:27 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A couple of small, longer period west northwest swells will travel around the islands in the coming days. The first of these swells will be arriving today and be leveling out from Sunday night through Tuesday afternoon. The second set of similar low west to northwest swells will be moving through around mid week.

In response to strengthened trades over and upstream of the islands, east-facing shore surf will increase going into early next week. Recent satellite observations verify a large region of strong trades upstream of the state that will likely generate a long enough fetch region to produce near advisory level surf along eastern exposures by Monday. Energy from far Southern Hemispheric gales clipping the islands this weekend will provide a subtle boost to south-facing shoreline surf.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to thigh high E short period wind swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to stomach high.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting SE for the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the early morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high ESE short period wind swell in the morning builds to knee to waist high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Semi choppy with ENE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting NE 10-15mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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