Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 09, 2021

May 9, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Monday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
South Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 08:19 AM HST.
High 1.8 feet 03:07 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 08:29 AM HST.
High 2.0 feet 03:26 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:51 AM HST.
Sunset 6:51 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 09:10 PM HST.
High 1.3 feet 02:33 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.3 feet 09:50 PM HST.
High 1.2 feet 03:03 AM HST.
MONDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 08:42 AM HST.
High 1.9 feet 03:37 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 08:50 AM HST.
High 2.1 feet 03:55 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:50 AM HST.
Sunset 6:51 PM HST.

Swell Summary

An incoming northwest swell is expected to build this morning, peak this afternoon and tonight, then gradually lower Monday through Wednesday. This will give a boost to surf along north and west facing shores, before going nearly flat Thursday through next weekend. South shore surf will remain near the summertime average during the next 7 days as a series of overlapping south swells continue to move through the islands. With steady moderate to locally strong trade winds, east shore surf will remain near the climatological average through next weekend.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee to waist high E short period wind swell.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Choppy/sideshore current conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 15-20mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with SSW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with ENE winds 5-10mph. This becomes Semi choppy for the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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