Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Wednesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
South Facing 4-6 3-5 3-5 3-5
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then cloudy. A
slight chance of showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 08:33 AM HST.
High 2.4 feet 03:42 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.5 feet 08:39 AM HST.
High 2.7 feet 03:52 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:45 AM HST.
Sunset 6:57 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Cloudy until 8 PM, then partly cloudy.
A slight chance of showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 10:05 PM HST.
High 1.2 feet 03:00 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 10:46 PM HST.
High 1.0 feet 03:40 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny until 12 PM, then mostly
cloudy. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.5 feet 09:10 AM HST.
High 2.5 feet 04:28 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.5 feet 09:17 AM HST.
High 2.8 feet 04:36 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:45 AM HST.
Sunset 6:57 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A small north northwest swell that bumped up north and west facing shore surf yesterday will be fading through the morning. The next small northwest swell is expected to increase north and west facing shore surf Wednesday night through Friday. While confidence is still somewhat low this far out, the arrival of a larger Memorial Day Weekend northwest swell Sunday could significantly pick up Memorial Day surf along many northern and western exposures.

A series of small, long period southwest to south swells originating from the southern hemisphere are arriving and will persist through Friday. These swells will provide a minor boost to surf heights to near seasonal values throughout the week.

Trade winds upstream of the islands are producing moderate surf along east facing shores despite the relatively weak trade winds around the islands. This elevated eastern coast surf will fade during the second half of the week.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the early morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting WSW 10-15mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with ENE winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/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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