Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for December 28, 2021

December 28, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
Listen to this Article
2 minutes
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

no slideshow

Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Wednesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 3-5 3-5 5-7 3-5
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 1-3
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.4 feet 10:39 AM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 05:36 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.3 feet 10:52 AM HST.
Low -0.1 feet 05:36 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:57 AM HST.
Sunset 5:55 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.7 feet 12:54 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.0 feet 12:58 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.7 feet 06:45 AM HST.
High 1.3 feet 11:34 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.6 feet 07:29 AM HST.
High 1.1 feet 11:59 AM HST.
Sunrise 6:58 AM HST.
Sunset 5:55 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A west-northwest swell will continue today before fading tonight. Surf is expected to peak just below advisory levels for north and west facing shores of Kauai with this swell. The current east- northeast swell, combined with the strong east trades, will maintain rough and choppy surf along east facing shores, but is expected to remain just below advisory levels. A couple other northwest swells are expected to arrive Wednesday night and also Thursday night, but heights with these swells are currently expected to be about half of the swell expected tonight.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting SE for the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the early morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture with NNE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting NE for the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.