Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for December 16, 2021

December 16, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 3-5 2-4 1-3 1-3
South Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming west
around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.6 feet 09:07 AM HST.
High 1.1 feet 01:40 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.4 feet 09:52 AM HST.
High 0.9 feet 02:22 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:52 AM HST.
Sunset 5:49 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Light and variable winds.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 07:53 PM HST.
High 2.1 feet 03:14 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 07:54 PM HST.
High 2.4 feet 03:23 AM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming west
around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.5 feet 09:45 AM HST.
High 1.1 feet 02:17 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.3 feet 10:32 AM HST.
High 0.8 feet 03:02 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:52 AM HST.
Sunset 5:49 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current N swell will decline today, briefly decreasing surf heights along N and W facing shores. Two overlapping NW swells, primarily from a 310 direction, will increase surf heights along N and W shores from Friday through Sunday. These surf heights may approach High Surf Advisory levels this weekend and then decline early next week. E facing shores will see a lowering trend in surf heights as wind speeds diminish and the N swell energy fades. However, increasing trade winds this weekend will increase surf heights along E facing shores into early next week. S facing shores will remain flat through the week.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Fairly clean in the early morning with S winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SE 10-15mph.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the early morning with E winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting WSW.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Semi choppy with ENE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting E for the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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