Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 23, 2021

May 23, 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 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-3
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny until 12 PM, then cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming west
around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 07:23 AM HST.
High 1.9 feet 02:14 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 07:30 AM HST.
High 2.2 feet 02:26 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:46 AM HST.
Sunset 6:56 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming
northeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 08:11 PM HST.
High 1.5 feet 01:37 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.3 feet 08:46 PM HST.
High 1.3 feet 02:00 AM HST.
MONDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.3 feet 07:57 AM HST.
High 2.2 feet 02:58 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.4 feet 08:04 AM HST.
High 2.5 feet 03:09 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:46 AM HST.
Sunset 6:57 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A small north-northwest swell is expected to arrive later today, and peak on Monday. Expect a slight increase in surf heights along most north and west facing shores before this swell gradually fades on Tuesday. Another small northwest swell is expected to increase surf heights along most north and west facing shorelines of the smaller islands from Wednesday night through Friday. A series of small, long-period south-southwest and south swells will likely cause surf heights to be slightly above seasonal values from Tuesday into Friday. Surf heights are expected to drop to near seasonal values along south facing shores by next weekend. A fetch of moderate trade winds immediately upstream of the islands will likely keep small background surf along east facing shores through mid-week.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the ESE.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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