Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 01, 2021

March 1, 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 3-5 2-4 2-4 2-4
East Facing 8-12 8-12 7-10 7-10
South Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low -0.1 feet 11:03 AM HST.
High 2.0 feet 05:07 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:39 AM HST.
Sunset 6:26 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the lower 60s.
Winds Northeast winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low 0.1 feet 11:04 PM HST.
High 2.2 feet 05:08 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds Northeast winds around 15 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low -0.1 feet 11:37 AM HST.
Sunrise 6:38 AM HST.
Sunset 6:26 PM HST.

Forecast for Big Island Leeward


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

Weather Mostly sunny. Hazy. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 11:40 AM HST.
High 1.6 feet 05:45 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 12:04 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:43 AM HST.
Sunset 6:30 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Hazy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the lower 60s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming
southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.1 feet 11:41 PM HST.
High 1.7 feet 05:46 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.6 feet 06:14 PM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 12:10 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Hazy. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 12:14 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.7 feet 06:09 AM HST.
Low -0.3 feet 12:35 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:42 AM HST.
Sunset 6:30 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Trade wind-driven rough seas will maintain high surf along east- facing shores for another couple of days. Although east swell is subtly lowering, these swells in tandem with easterly wind waves will continue to justify the ongoing High Surf Advisory (HSA) for the east-facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and the Big Island. Areawide trades will remain strong to near gale force magnitudes within the windier channels and bays through Tuesday. The HSA will be in effect to account for greater than 8 foot surf heights along most eastern exposures through Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning.

Surf will remain below HSA criteria on all other shores through much of the week. Sunday's small, moderate period northwest swells are on the decline today and Tuesday. A larger, long period northwest swell arriving late Wednesday will lift recent well below average north and west-facing shoreline surf back to near advisory levels Thursday and Friday. These swells will shift more north and decline through next weekend. Surf along south-facing shores will remain at or slightly above winter averages through Tuesday due to a combination of both small south-southwest swells and trade wind wave and swell wrap.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Chest to shoulder high mix of ENE short period wind swell and NE short period wind swell for the morning. The surf builds a bit from the ENE in the afternoon with occasional sets up to head high.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon as the winds lighten to less than 5mph.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SW winds less than 5mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the E.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with NE winds 15-20mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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