Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for August 16, 2021

August 16, 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 3-5 4-6 5-7 5-7
South Facing 5-7 6-9 8-12 8-12
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then mostly
clear. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.8 feet 06:52 PM HST.
High 1.1 feet 09:52 PM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 04:55 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.7 feet 07:20 PM HST.
High 0.9 feet 10:54 PM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 04:49 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 2.1 feet 12:57 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.5 feet 12:43 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:51 PM HST.

Swell Summary

South shore surf will be on the rise today with the arrival of an anticipated large, long period south swell. Offshore southern buoys are showing the high period frontrunners while the nearshore PacIOOS Barber's Point buoy is registering rising swell within the higher energy bands. Several pulses within this swell will have this south shore surf event lasting through mid week. A High Surf Advisory will likely be in effect for south facing shores as early as this afternoon but certainly for peaking surf at or slightly above 10 feet Tuesday and Wednesday.

The ongoing fairly low, moderate period northwest-west swell will be slowly declining through Tuesday. This will have north and west facing shore surf gradually falling through late Tuesday.

Surf along east facing shores will remain relatively small the next several days. Swell within the captured fetch from Hurricane Linda in the East Pacific might make it to the east facing shores of the eastern most islands as small, long period east swell by Wednesday.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 10-15mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the ESE.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi choppy with ENE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting E for the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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