Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 14, 2021

May 14, 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 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny until 12 PM, then mostly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 10:27 AM HST.
High 1.9 feet 05:57 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 10:32 AM HST.
Sunrise 5:49 AM HST.
Sunset 6:53 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.5 feet 12:53 AM HST.
High 0.8 feet 04:40 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.2 feet 06:02 PM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 01:34 AM HST.
High 0.6 feet 05:48 AM HST.
SATURDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 10:57 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 11:03 AM HST.
Sunrise 5:48 AM HST.
Sunset 6:53 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current south swell will linger through the weekend. Surf along south facing shores will subside Monday and Tuesday with only small surf through the rest of the coming week.

Surf will remain quite small along north facing shores through the weekend. A low over the Aleutians will send a small northwest swell into Hawaii waters starting Sunday night. As that swell fades, a west northwest swell from a low off Japan will likely produce small surf along north and west facing shores through mid-week.

The trade winds will produce choppy surf along east facing shores through the coming week. Wave heights will build a bit after the weekend as the trade-wind fetch lengthens.

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NORTH EAST

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am        pm  

Surf: Knee high ENE short period wind swell.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with ESE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting E for the afternoon.

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NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NE 10-15mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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