Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for November 12, 2021

November 12, 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 2-4 2-4 2-4
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.9 feet 11:18 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.0 feet 11:09 AM HST.
Sunrise 6:31 AM HST.
Sunset 5:46 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy until 12 AM, then mostly
cloudy.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 06:26 PM HST.
High 1.2 feet 12:24 AM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 05:31 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 06:33 PM HST.
High 1.2 feet 12:49 AM HST.
Low 0.7 feet 05:47 AM HST.
SATURDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.8 feet 12:06 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.9 feet 12:05 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:32 AM HST.
Sunset 5:45 PM HST.

Swell Summary

An upward trend in surf will occur today along the smaller island exposed north and west facing shores with the arrival of a moderate size, medium period northwest swell. This swell is being picked up by the northwest offshore buoys early this morning. The north and west shores of Kauai and Oahu should begin experiencing elevated surf by late morning and late afternoon, respectively. Surf will peak along north and west shores later today through Saturday and then hold on Sunday. On the heels of this swell will come another similar moderate size, medium period north swell late Saturday and early Sunday due to it originating from a more local short north fetch source behind a proximity cold front. This should peak north and west facing shore surf near to just shy of High Surf Advisory levels Sunday and Monday. Very small, long period background energy will keep surf along south facing shores on the small side throughout the forecast period. Eastern shore chop will remain small through the rest of the week due to these lighter winds over and upstream of the islands.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Ankle high ESE short period wind swell in the morning builds to knee to thigh high for the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with SSE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting SE 20-25mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

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 to the WNW. Glassy conditions are expected for the late day with ESE winds less than 5mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high ESE short period wind swell.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with E winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting SSE for the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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