Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for South Big Island and Big Island North and East

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES


Shores Today Tuesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
East Facing 6-8 7-10 7-10 7-10
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low 0.7 feet 08:09 AM HST.
High 0.9 feet 11:48 AM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 05:50 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:44 AM HST.
Sunset 6:23 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Showers likely.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay High 2.3 feet 01:30 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Showers likely.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low 0.6 feet 08:19 AM HST.
High 1.0 feet 12:46 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:43 AM HST.
Sunset 6:23 PM HST.

Forecast for Big Island Leeward


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

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Hazy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.5 feet 08:46 AM HST.
High 0.7 feet 12:26 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.2 feet 08:52 AM HST.
High 0.5 feet 01:12 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:48 AM HST.
Sunset 6:27 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Hazy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
north after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.0 feet 06:27 PM HST.
High 1.8 feet 02:08 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 06:21 PM HST.
High 2.0 feet 01:56 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Hazy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 08:56 AM HST.
High 0.8 feet 01:24 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 09:17 AM HST.
High 0.6 feet 02:01 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:47 AM HST.
Sunset 6:27 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Recent satellite ASCAT wind observations verify a large region of strong trades upstream of the state that will generate a long fetch region and push in an easterly swell. Strong trade winds will also build large wind-driven easterly seas. Both east wind waves and swells will translate to rough sea conditions and higher east-facing shoreline surf. Surf heights along eastern-facing shores will exceed surf advisory levels today. Thus, a High Surf Advisory (HSA) is in effect for the remainder of the week to account for persistent strong trades keeping surf elevated along most eastern exposures.

A couple of small, overlapping relatively longer period west to northwest swells will travel around the islands the next few days. The first of these swells will be arriving later today and level out through Tuesday afternoon. The second set of similar low west to northwest swells will be moving through during mid to late week. Surf along north and west-facing shores will remain well below HSA levels through Friday. Surf along south-facing shores will remain small into the weekend. A small bump in southern swell arriving later in the week will provide a slight increase to south-facing shoreline surf by Friday.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high E short period wind swell.

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: Glassy in the early morning with SW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high E short period wind swell for the morning with occasional stomach sets. This builds to waist to chest high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the early morning with N winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting NE.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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