Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for August 15, 2021

August 15, 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 1-3 2-4 3-5 5-7
South Facing 2-4 3-5 6-8 7-10
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.7 feet 10:26 AM HST.
Low 0.9 feet 04:27 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.0 feet 10:31 AM HST.
Low 0.9 feet 05:27 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:52 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then mostly
clear. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.2 feet 08:12 PM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 03:45 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.1 feet 09:14 PM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 03:44 AM HST.
MONDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.9 feet 11:50 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.2 feet 11:41 AM HST.
Sunrise 6:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:52 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Observations from NDBC buoy 51101 NW of Kauai indicate that an expected pulse of long-period WNW swell has begun to arrive. This swell will spread to local waters today into Monday, with peak swell heights near 4 feet. The swell's height and period will diminish on Tuesday. Surf along S facing shores is expected to be trending up today into Monday, as a long-period S swell arrives. Several pulses of swell will likely make this a long-lived event, with a High Surf Advisory likely for S facing shores as the swell peaks Monday into Wednesday. Surf along E facing shores will remain relatively small for the next several days, while a small, long-period E swell from distant Hurricane Linda may arrive by the middle of the upcoming week.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with S winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting W for the afternoon.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NE 10-15mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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