Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for February 23, 2021

February 23, 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 Wednesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
East Facing 7-10 7-10 7-10 7-10
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds Southeast 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low -0.2 feet 06:40 PM HST.
High 2.5 feet 02:02 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low 0.4 feet 08:38 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 01:30 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:43 AM HST.
Sunset 6:24 PM HST.

Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Wednesday
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 Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming east
after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 07:17 PM HST.
High 2.0 feet 02:40 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 07:16 PM HST.
High 2.2 feet 02:36 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 09:15 AM HST.
High 1.0 feet 02:08 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 09:42 AM HST.
High 0.8 feet 02:42 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:47 AM HST.
Sunset 6:28 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Recent ASCAT satellite passes confirm a large region of strong trades upstream of the state generating a long fetch that will be the impetus to the arrival of higher easterly swells. Strong trade winds will also build large wind-driven easterly seas. The combination of both heightened trade wind waves and east swells will translate to rough sea conditions and higher east-facing shoreline surf. Surf heights along eastern-facing shores will exceed surf advisory levels this week. A High Surf Advisory (HSA) will remain in effect for most island's eastern exposures for the remainder of the week.

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 has arrived and will level out through the day. The second set of similar low west to northwest swells will move 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 stomach high ENE short period wind swell in the morning builds to stomach to shoulder high for the afternoon.

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. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WNW.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NE.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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