Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 16, 2021

May 16, 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 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
South Facing 2-4 2-4 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.0 feet 11:33 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.5 feet 06:34 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 11:38 AM HST.
Sunrise 5:48 AM HST.
Sunset 6:53 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.8 feet 07:29 PM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 03:20 AM HST.
High 0.6 feet 05:47 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.1 feet 07:30 PM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 03:29 AM HST.
MONDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.1 feet 12:17 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.5 feet 07:49 AM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 12:24 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:48 AM HST.
Sunset 6:54 PM HST.

Swell Summary

North shore surf will remain small today, before a couple overlapping northwest swells bring a small boost to north and west facing shores Monday through Wednesday. Surf along north facing shores will then trend down Thursday and fall back into the very small range Friday into next weekend. The current south swell will gradually decline today, with only small background southerly swells expected Monday through late this week. Persistent trade winds over and upstream of the islands will keep east shore surf relatively unchanged through late this week.

NORTH EAST

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Surf: Ankle high ENE short period wind swell for the morning. The swell shifts more NNE and builds for the afternoon with sets up to waist high.

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

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

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Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with S 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 S 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high ENE short period wind swell in the morning builds a bit for the afternoon.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with N 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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