Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for October 16, 2021

October 16, 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 0-2 0-2
South Facing 1-3 1-3 0-2 0-2
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
north in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 06:52 AM HST.
High 2.0 feet 01:33 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.4 feet 07:04 AM HST.
High 2.2 feet 01:34 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:19 AM HST.
Sunset 6:00 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature Around 70.
Winds Southeast winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.2 feet 08:02 PM HST.
High 1.5 feet 02:00 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 08:20 PM HST.
High 1.6 feet 02:24 AM HST.
SUNDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds North winds around 10 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 07:42 AM HST.
High 2.0 feet 02:05 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.4 feet 07:58 AM HST.
High 2.1 feet 02:14 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:20 AM HST.
Sunset 5:59 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along east facing shores will slowly lower through the weekend, but will hold close to normal levels. Surf will then slowly lower through the upcoming work week, with east shore surf dropping below normal during this time.

The current small northwest swell will keep some small surf in place along north and west facing shores through the weekend. A larger north-northwest swell is forecast to build late Tuesday and Tuesday night, then peak on Wednesday, with surf possibly nearing advisory levels along north facing shores. This swell will then gradually lower on Thursday, followed by a larger north to north- northeast swell Friday which appears to have a higher chance to bring advisory level surf to north facing shores.

Mainly background south swells will keep surf very small along south facing shores through early next week. The next small, long period south swell is forecast to reach the islands Tuesday and slowly lower through late next week.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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 SE winds 10-15mph in the morning decreasing to 5-10mph in the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with S winds 5-10mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SSW.

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 SSW 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: Choppy/disorganized with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting NE 5-10mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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