Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 03, 2021

March 3, 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 Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 2-4 4-6 4-6 4-6
East Facing 6-8 5-7 3-5 3-5
South Facing 2-4 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds Northeast winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low -0.1 feet 12:12 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:38 AM HST.
Sunset 6:26 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Showers likely.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest after midnight.
Tides
Hilo Bay High 2.0 feet 07:04 PM HST.
Low 0.8 feet 01:03 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay High 1.5 feet 06:05 AM HST.
Low -0.1 feet 12:53 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:37 AM HST.
Sunset 6:27 PM HST.

Forecast for Big Island Leeward


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

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds East winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.5 feet 06:16 AM HST.
Low -0.1 feet 12:49 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.4 feet 06:47 AM HST.
Low -0.2 feet 01:09 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:42 AM HST.
Sunset 6:30 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
northeast after midnight.
Tides
Kona High 1.6 feet 07:42 PM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 01:40 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.8 feet 08:08 PM HST.
Low 0.4 feet 02:32 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.2 feet 06:43 AM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 01:30 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.0 feet 07:29 AM HST.
Low -0.2 feet 01:47 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:41 AM HST.
Sunset 6:31 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Large trade wind-driven seas will maintain east shoreline surf at or above the 8 foot High Surf Advisory (HSA) threshold through this afternoon. As trade winds over and upstream of the islands weaken, surf along east facing shores will decrease, becoming small by Thursday. Increasing trade wind swell and an arriving northerly swell at the end of this week and into the weekend will provide a bump in east shoreline surf.

A northwest swell will begin arriving this afternoon and evening, peaking surf along north and west-facing shores late Thursday into Friday. The secondary north swell will arrive Friday and, in addition to the returning trade wind swell wrap, may boost surf heights to, or slightly above, HSA heights from the end of this week into the weekend.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf along south-facing shores continues to pull in some trade wind swell wrap, with an expected decline today with the easing trades. A southwest swell will fill in late today through Thursday before slowly declining through the weekend, which will keep south shore surf from going flat.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high ENE short period wind swell.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with WSW winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 10-15mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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