Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for September 22, 2021

September 22, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
South Facing 3-5 3-5 4-6 4-6
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 10:27 AM HST.
High 1.8 feet 04:30 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.4 feet 10:55 AM HST.
High 1.9 feet 04:53 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:13 AM HST.
Sunset 6:20 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.1 feet 10:43 PM HST.
High 1.9 feet 05:04 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.2 feet 11:02 PM HST.
High 2.0 feet 05:30 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 11:08 AM HST.
High 1.7 feet 04:53 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.5 feet 11:40 AM HST.
High 1.6 feet 05:20 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:13 AM HST.
Sunset 6:19 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along exposed north and west facing shores has been trending up overnight and should peak early this morning as a north-northwest swell moves through. A gradual downward trend is expected later today through Thursday as the swell begins to move out. Surf will begin to climb once again Thursday night and peak just below the advisory levels for exposed north and west facing shores of the smaller islands Friday as a larger, north-northwest swell arrives. This swell will slowly fade over the weekend. Surf along south facing shores will remain up into the second half of the week as a long-period south swell moves through. This event should peak Thursday before fading into the weekend. Surf along the east-facing shores will be small and choppy for the next several days due to the locally fresh to strong trade winds.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee to thigh high ENE short period wind swell with occasional waist high sets.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with SE 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. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high E short period wind swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to waist high.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 10-15mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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