Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 05, 2021

May 5, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


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

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.2 feet 06:53 AM HST.
High 1.0 feet 12:50 PM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 05:59 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 06:58 AM HST.
High 1.1 feet 01:12 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:53 AM HST.
Sunset 6:49 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
southeast after midnight.
Tides
Kona High 1.6 feet 12:33 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.5 feet 06:14 PM HST.
High 1.7 feet 12:31 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.1 feet 07:16 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 01:33 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 07:26 AM HST.
High 1.3 feet 01:52 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:52 AM HST.
Sunset 6:49 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along north and west facing shores will continue to lower today as the swell that peaked over the weekend moves out. Surf may trend back up Sunday as a small, medium-period northwest swell arrives. This will hold into Monday, then drop off by Tuesday. Surf along east facing shores will trend up through the second half of the week and upcoming weekend as the trades increase locally and upstream of the state. Surf along south facing shores will remain small through Friday, but notch up slightly over the weekend as a new, long- period south swell arrives. Expect this trend to hold next week, with another south swell potentially arriving Tuesday and holding through midweek.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Semi choppy with ESE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting SE for the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Semi choppy with ENE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting NE 10-15mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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