Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for August 23, 2021

August 23, 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 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
Low Temperature In the lower 70s.
Winds East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.2 feet 11:11 PM HST.
High 1.5 feet 04:46 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.2 feet 11:38 PM HST.
High 1.5 feet 05:22 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds South winds around 10 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.1 feet 10:41 AM HST.
High 2.1 feet 05:17 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.3 feet 10:58 AM HST.
High 2.3 feet 05:30 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:07 AM HST.
Sunset 6:46 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The High Surf Advisory (HSA) remains in effect for the east facing shorelines of Oahu, Molokai and Maui through this afternoon and for the east coast of Kauai through tonight. Higher east wind wave swell from the gale low will increase surf heights along many east facing coasts. Select north and south shores could experience east swell wrap that will produce slightly higher surf. East facing shore surf should quickly decline and fall below HSA thresholds Tuesday as this low moves west and away from the islands. A series of small, lower period south swells will maintain small surf along south facing shores throughout the week. No anticipated incoming north or west swell will keep surf nearly flat along most north and west exposures.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Waist to chest high NNE short period wind swell for the morning going more ENE during the day.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ESE 20-25mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the early morning with S winds 10-15mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SSW.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SW.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle high NE short period wind swell for the morning going more ENE and building into the knee to thigh range in the afternoon.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with SE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ESE 10-15mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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