Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for August 09, 2021

August 9, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Tuesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 0-2 1-3 2-4 2-4
South Facing 2-4 3-5 4-6 4-6
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 09:56 AM HST.
High 2.3 feet 04:57 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 10:02 AM HST.
High 2.6 feet 05:03 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:03 AM HST.
Sunset 6:56 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the lower 70s.
Winds Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
northeast after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 11:30 PM HST.
High 1.3 feet 04:42 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.2 feet 11:59 PM HST.
High 1.3 feet 05:18 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.0 feet 10:35 AM HST.
High 2.2 feet 05:28 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 10:45 AM HST.
High 2.5 feet 05:36 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:03 AM HST.
Sunset 6:56 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The next south swell is timed to arrive along the island's southern shorelines late tonight and peak Tuesday into Wednesday. This should translate to slightly above normal surf along south facing shores Tuesday and Wednesday. This south swell may wrap in and provide a small bump to western shore surf the next couple of days.

In response to weakening trades, surf along east facing shores will fall off through the day and hold through mid week.

A series of compact low pressure systems passing across the Northwest Pacific will produce small, low period west to northwest swells during the second half of the week. The first in a series of these overlapping west to northwest swells is expected to arrive late Tuesday followed by a slightly larger swell Friday into Saturday.

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NORTH EAST

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am        pm  

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

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with S winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the ESE.

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NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NE.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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