Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for August 19, 2021

August 19, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5
South Facing 6-9 5-8 3-5 3-5
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 07:00 AM HST.
High 2.4 feet 02:31 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 06:58 AM HST.
High 2.7 feet 02:25 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:06 AM HST.
Sunset 6:50 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.5 feet 09:11 PM HST.
High 1.1 feet 01:54 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.2 feet 09:40 PM HST.
High 1.0 feet 02:32 AM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming west
around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 07:53 AM HST.
High 2.4 feet 03:09 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 07:52 AM HST.
High 2.8 feet 03:09 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:06 AM HST.
Sunset 6:49 PM HST.

Swell Summary

An above average south swell has begun a slow decline, which will continue over the next few days. No other significant south swells are expected through early next week, although small, moderate period swells will prevent surf from going flat.

A small northwest pulse will continue to trend down through this morning, with no significant northerly swells expected through the forecast period. The easterly swell from Hurricane Linda is beginning to arrive and will spread west through Thursday and maintain moderate surf along east facing shores through the weekend. Wind waves will be small though, given the anticipated lighter winds.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee high E short period wind swell.

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

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high E short period wind swell in the morning builds a bit for the afternoon.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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