Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Saturday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Scattered showers with isolated
thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.0 feet 07:42 AM HST.
High 1.3 feet 01:43 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 07:55 AM HST.
High 1.4 feet 02:05 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:00 AM HST.
Sunset 6:45 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.1 feet 07:25 PM HST.
High 1.8 feet 01:46 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 07:43 PM HST.
High 1.8 feet 01:54 AM HST.
SATURDAY

Weather Mostly sunny until 12 PM, then mostly
cloudy. Scattered showers with isolated
thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 08:09 AM HST.
High 1.6 feet 02:26 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 08:23 AM HST.
High 1.7 feet 02:45 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:59 AM HST.
Sunset 6:45 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A northwest swell has peaked and will be subsiding slowly through Saturday. A small west-northwest swell is tabbed to arrive late Monday, peak Tuesday, then subside gradually through Wednesday. A small short period northwest pulse is slated to arrive Wednesday night and Thursday. Small surf will continue along the south facing shores into next week due to a series of long period swell from the southern hemisphere. The boost in the trade winds will raise the surf into the small to moderate range along the east facing shores into the weekend. The surf will trend smaller after Sunday as the trade wind diminishes.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 10-15mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SE.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 10-15mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high E short period wind swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 10-15mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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