Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for September 11, 2021

September 11, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Sunday
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 Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.9 feet 07:09 AM HST.
Low 0.7 feet 01:11 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.1 feet 07:32 AM HST.
Low 0.7 feet 02:00 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:11 AM HST.
Sunset 6:30 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the lower 70s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming east
after midnight.
Tides
Kona High 1.5 feet 06:16 PM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 12:57 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.3 feet 06:56 PM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 01:13 AM HST.
SUNDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming west
around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.8 feet 08:24 AM HST.
Low 0.8 feet 02:43 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.2 feet 08:40 AM HST.
Low 0.8 feet 03:42 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:11 AM HST.
Sunset 6:29 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A series of overlapping small, long period south southeast swells will hold slightly below average surf along south facing shores the next couple of days. A slightly larger swell, with more long period energy is passing over the Samoa buoy early this morning. This swell should reach the islands sometime Monday and pick south surf back up to near seasonable heights Tuesday and Wednesday.

Recent observations have verified that more southern exposures along western shorelines have and will benefit from some of this south swell wrapping around to the west.

Small wind wave swell from slightly stronger trades will maintain choppy surf along many east faces this weekend.

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A small, medium period northwest swell arriving Sunday may bring surf to just above flat into early next week for north facing shores.

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NORTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting WNW 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 5-10mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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