Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for January 04, 2022

January 4, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


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

Weather Mostly 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph in the
evening, becoming light and variable.
Tides
Kona Low -0.3 feet 10:51 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.2 feet 10:58 PM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming west
around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 2.4 feet 06:10 AM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 12:57 PM HST.
High 1.0 feet 05:48 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.6 feet 06:14 AM HST.
Low -0.1 feet 01:27 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:00 AM HST.
Sunset 6:00 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A moderate-building-to-large size, long to medium period northwest swell will build in late tonight through Thursday. During this time period, a strong, slow-moving Bering Sea low will send a moderate, long to medium period north swell into the local waters. This northwest and north swell combination will produce high surf that will likely prompt High Surf Advisories along Kauai and Oahu's north and west facing shores Wednesday. A long fetch will develop far northwest of the islands later this week and this will push in a third, even larger size northwest swell this weekend. This swell has a decent probability of generating XL, warning level surf along north and west facing shores this weekend.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Glassy with S winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting W for the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNW. Glassy conditions are expected by late afternoon with NW winds less than 5mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNW.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SW winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the S.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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