Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
Listen to this Article
3 minutes
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

no slideshow

Photo Credit: James Grenz

Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Tuesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 0-2 1-3 0-2 0-2
South Facing 1-3 2-4 3-5 3-5
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny until 12 PM, then mostly
cloudy. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northeast 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 8 PM, then partly
cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
southeast after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 09:08 PM HST.
High 1.4 feet 02:19 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.2 feet 09:47 PM HST.
High 1.1 feet 02:50 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny until 12 PM, then cloudy.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 08:33 AM HST.
High 2.4 feet 03:42 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.4 feet 08:39 AM HST.
High 2.7 feet 03:52 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:45 AM HST.
Sunset 6:57 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A small north northwest swell will peak today. This will provide a small boost to surf heights along most north and west facing shores before it gradually fades Tuesday. The next small northwest swell is expected to increase north and west facing shore surf Wednesday night through Friday. While confidence is low, the arrival of a larger Memorial Day northwest swell could significantly pick up late May surf along many northern and western exposures.

A series of small, long period southwest to south swells, which are expected to arrive today and persist through Friday, will provide a minor boost to surf heights to near seasonal values.

Despite the weaker trade wind regime over the islands, a fetch of moderate trade winds just upstream of the islands will likely maintain small surf along east facing coasts through mid-week.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting SE 20-25mph in the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SW winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 10-15mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with E winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting ESE 5-10mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.