Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for January 12, 2022

January 12, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward

HIGH SURF WARNING FOR WEST FACING SHORES


Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 8-12 8-12 6-8 5-7
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.7 feet 08:13 AM HST.
High 1.0 feet 11:20 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.6 feet 08:40 AM HST.
High 0.7 feet 12:08 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:01 AM HST.
Sunset 6:04 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.0 feet 06:06 PM HST.
High 1.8 feet 02:02 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 06:01 PM HST.
High 2.0 feet 01:53 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.6 feet 08:55 AM HST.
High 0.9 feet 12:20 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.4 feet 09:26 AM HST.
High 0.6 feet 01:15 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:01 AM HST.
Sunset 6:05 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along exposed north and west facing shores will remain above the seasonal averages through the second half of the week as overlapping west-northwest swells arrive and move through. The west- northwest swell that arrived Tuesday will hold today before gradually lowering tonight into Thursday. As this source slowly eases, a new west-northwest swell is forecast to arrive Thursday, which could drive the surf back toward warning levels Thursday through Friday. Although a gradual downward trend is then expected over the weekend, another west-northwest swell arriving Saturday night may result in low-end, advisory-level surf for exposed north and west facing shores Sunday. Outside of some wrap into the typical areas from the west- northwest swells as they move through, small surf will continue for south and east facing shores shores.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ESE 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 SSW winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

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 SW.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the ENE.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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