Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Tuesday
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 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 0.1 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.7 feet 08:30 PM HST.
Low 0.4 feet 04:48 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.0 feet 08:25 PM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 04:29 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 0.6 feet 07:37 AM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 01:19 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.5 feet 09:44 AM HST.
Low 0.4 feet 01:34 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:47 AM HST.
Sunset 6:54 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along north and west facing shores of the smaller islands will build through the day as a small, medium period, northwest swell arrives. Surf will remain up through midweek as a small, long-period, west-northwest swell arrives Wednesday. A downward trend is expected Thursday through Friday. Rough surf will continue along east facing shores through midweek, then potentially lower slightly by the end of the week. Surf along south facing shores will ease through the first half of the week as the south swell moves out.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

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Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SE.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with ENE 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. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting S 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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