Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 18, 2021

March 18, 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 Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6
East Facing 6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds North winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low 0.0 feet 11:42 AM HST.
Sunrise 6:25 AM HST.
Sunset 6:31 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Showers likely.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay High 1.8 feet 06:44 PM HST.
Low 0.9 feet 01:02 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 05:12 AM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northeast winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Hilo Bay Low 0.1 feet 12:09 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:24 AM HST.
Sunset 6:31 PM HST.

Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.0 feet 12:19 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.0 feet 06:27 AM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 12:37 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:29 AM HST.
Sunset 6:35 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.4 feet 07:22 PM HST.
Low 0.6 feet 01:39 AM HST.
High 0.9 feet 05:50 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.6 feet 07:47 PM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 02:42 AM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming west
around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.1 feet 12:46 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.8 feet 06:52 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 01:07 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:28 AM HST.
Sunset 6:35 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A High Surf Advisory (HSA) is in effect for east facing shores through Saturday afternoon due to a north swell and strong trade winds. A small northwest swell is expected next Tuesday. A large northwest swell is possible next Wednesday. Surf will remain small along south facing shores through early next week. Swells from gales near New Zealand may produce a modest rise in surf along the south facing shores starting around the middle of next week.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee to thigh high NNE short period wind swell for the morning with occasional waist sets. This rotates more NE and builds to stomach to shoulder high in the afternoon.

Conditions: Semi choppy with ESE winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 10-15mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ENE 15-20mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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