Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 21, 2021

May 21, 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 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.1 feet 06:21 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 12:39 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 06:27 AM HST.
High 1.4 feet 01:00 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:46 AM HST.
Sunset 6:55 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature Around 70.
Winds Light and variable winds.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 06:02 PM HST.
High 1.6 feet 12:11 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.5 feet 06:28 PM HST.
High 1.6 feet 12:18 AM HST.
SATURDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 06:51 AM HST.
High 1.6 feet 01:29 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.2 feet 06:59 AM HST.
High 1.8 feet 01:44 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:46 AM HST.
Sunset 6:56 PM HST.

Swell Summary

No swell arrivals equate to very small surf along all shores the next couple of days.

The next small north northwest swell is scheduled to arrive Sunday and peak north and west facing shore surf into Monday morning with a gradual fall late Monday into Tuesday. A small northwest swell will fill in through mid week that will provide a minor boost in surf along many Kauai and Oahu north facing shorelines Thursday.

Small, long period southerly swells will keep surf from completely going flat along southern coasts. A couple of larger, long period southern pulses Tuesday and Thursday will pick south facing surf up to near seasonal heights.

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Several days of sustained moderate to fresh trade winds over and upstream of the islands will maintain small period, wind wave choppy surf along most eastern exposures through Saturday morning. A weakening of trades going into late Saturday will result in a subtle lowering of recently elevated eastern shore surf early next week. An increase in eastern surf will likely occur as trades pick back up during the middle of next week.

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NORTH EAST

am        pm  

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

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

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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