Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for August 22, 2021

August 22, 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 1-3 1-3 1-3
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 09:20 AM HST.
High 2.4 feet 04:16 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 09:28 AM HST.
High 2.6 feet 04:25 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:07 AM HST.
Sunset 6:47 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
Low Temperature Around 70.
Winds West winds around 5 mph, becoming south
after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 10:41 PM HST.
High 1.5 feet 04:04 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.2 feet 11:11 PM HST.
High 1.4 feet 04:42 AM HST.
MONDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.0 feet 10:01 AM HST.
High 2.2 feet 04:48 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 10:14 AM HST.
High 2.5 feet 04:59 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:07 AM HST.
Sunset 6:47 PM HST.

Swell Summary

East swell from former Tropical Cyclone Linda, that is now a gale low, will be arriving over the eastern end of the state today. Surf and buoy observations indicate a steady rise in the lower period wind wave swell energy bands. A High Surf Advisory (HSA) is in effect for all east facing shores through Monday morning as this swell propagates west and impacts more western islands. Resultant east facing surf heights will likely peak later today over the eastern end of the state and Monday over the western end of state. A series of small, low to moderate period south swells will maintain small surf along south facing shores next week. No anticipated north or west swell equates to near flat north and west surf the next several days.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Waist to stomach high ENE short period wind swell for the morning with occasional chest sets. This builds to head high for the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with WNW winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting NNW 15-20mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

Conditions: Fairly clean in the early morning with E winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting N.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high ENE wind swell in the morning builds to waist to chest high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean with NNW winds 15-20mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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