Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 19, 2021

May 19, 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 0-2 1-3 2-4 2-4
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 0.7 feet 10:22 AM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 03:03 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.8 feet 11:14 AM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 03:14 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:47 AM HST.
Sunset 6:55 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph in the evening,
becoming light and variable.
Tides
Kona High 1.7 feet 10:37 PM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 05:53 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.8 feet 10:26 PM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 05:54 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 0.9 feet 11:41 AM HST.
Low 0.4 feet 04:45 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.0 feet 12:13 PM HST.
Low 0.6 feet 05:00 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:47 AM HST.
Sunset 6:55 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A series of northwest swells will maintain mainly small surf along the north and west facing shores into next week. A series of small, long period swells will keep the surf from going flat along the south facing shores into next week as well. The locally strong trade winds will maintain a small to medium surf along the east facing shores into Saturday. Thereafter, the surf becomes small as the trade wind turns lighter.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

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

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Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ESE 10-15mph.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

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Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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