Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for January 03, 2022

January 3, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Tuesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 2-4 1-3 1-3 2-4
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 11:29 AM HST.
High 1.0 feet 04:01 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 12:03 PM HST.
High 0.7 feet 04:52 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:00 AM HST.
Sunset 5:58 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Light and variable winds.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 10:03 PM HST.
High 2.5 feet 05:27 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.4 feet 10:09 PM HST.
High 2.8 feet 05:30 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather 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 0.3 feet 12:14 PM HST.
High 1.0 feet 04:52 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 12:46 PM HST.
High 0.8 feet 05:45 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:00 AM HST.
Sunset 5:59 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Sunday's small west northwest swell will diminish through the day. A larger moderate size, long to medium period west northwest swell will build in from Tuesday through Thursday. During this time period a strong, slow-moving Bering Sea low will send a moderate size, long to medium period north swell into the local waters. This mixed west northwest and north swell will have resultant mid week surf heights along many exposed north and west facing shores likely achieving High Surf Advisory (HSA) heights by Thursday. An extended west fetch will develop far northwest of the islands later this week and push a third, even larger northwest swell into the island waters this weekend. If this swell does materialize, there is a good probability of it generating XL-size, warning level surf along north and west shores next weekend.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Ankle 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: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Choppy/sideshore current conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SE 15-20mph.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW less than 5mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with ENE winds 10-15mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W less than 5mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with N winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting E.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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