Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for October 08, 2021

October 8, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Saturday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 2-4 3-5 4-6 4-6
South Facing 3-5 5-7 6-8 6-8
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Hazy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 11:21 AM HST.
High 1.6 feet 04:42 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.3 feet 11:57 AM HST.
High 1.5 feet 05:17 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:17 AM HST.
Sunset 6:06 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Hazy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature Around 70.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 11:00 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 11:14 PM HST.
SATURDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Hazy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.6 feet 12:21 PM HST.
High 1.4 feet 05:14 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.5 feet 06:15 AM HST.
Low 0.4 feet 01:02 PM HST.
High 1.2 feet 05:59 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:17 AM HST.
Sunset 6:05 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Long period forerunners from a building south swell have begun to arrive at the nearshore buoys south of Oahu early this morning. This swell is expected to build today and tonight, then peak over the weekend. Although the bulk of the swell energy will pass east of Hawaii, advisory level surf remains a possibility Saturday into Sunday as the swell peaks. South shore surf will lower early next week, but a reinforcing south swell will likely keep south shore surf above normal levels through the middle of next week. Surf along east facing shores will build today, and become very rough tonight through the weekend as the trade winds will be blasting. East shore surf will rise to well above seasonal levels by this afternoon, then likely reach advisory levels Saturday through Monday. The trades will trend down early next week, so we should see the very rough conditions improve ever so slightly, with a gradual and slow lowering of east shore surf through the middle of next week. The current west-northwest swell will continue to gradually fade out today. No other significant northwest swells are expected through the middle of next week.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Waist to chest high ENE short period wind swell in the morning builds to stomach to shoulder high for the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Light sideshore texture with SE winds 5-10mph. Glassy conditions are expected for the late day with SSE winds less than 5mph.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SW.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high E short period wind swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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