Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for April 27, 2021

April 27, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Wednesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 1-3 1-3 5-7 3-5
South Facing 1-3 1-3 3-5 3-5
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 09:42 AM HST.
High 2.2 feet 04:37 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.4 feet 09:55 AM HST.
High 2.5 feet 04:52 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:57 AM HST.
Sunset 6:46 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly clear.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming east
after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.2 feet 10:56 PM HST.
High 1.3 feet 04:06 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 11:36 PM HST.
High 1.1 feet 04:46 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Sunny until 10 AM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 10:17 AM HST.
High 2.3 feet 05:26 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.4 feet 10:30 AM HST.
High 2.6 feet 05:38 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:57 AM HST.
Sunset 6:47 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A small long period west northwest swell will continue to fill in today. The westerly direction of this swell will allow Kauai to block some of it from reaching the central islands. Meanwhile, a small short period northwest swell will fill in tonight, then linger through Wednesday and Thursday.

A longer period west northwest swell is expected to fill in late Thursday and Thursday night, peak late Friday and Friday night, then lower gradually over the weekend. The initial pulse from this swell may be somewhat blocked for the central islands by Kauai but should see less blockage as the swell swings around to a more northwest direction.

Models indicate there will be a series of small southerly swells throughout the forecast period. Some of these swells will have rather long periods so surf may be inconsistent at times. Do to the lack of trade winds, surf along east facing shores will remain rather small over the next several days, with an uptick expected later in the week and into the weekend as the trade winds strengthen.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture with SSE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting SE for the afternoon. Glassy conditions are expected by late afternoon with SSE winds less than 5mph.

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NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with NW winds less than 5mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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