Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for January 16, 2022

January 16, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Monday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 4-6 4-6 2-4 1-3
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
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 0.4 feet 10:18 AM HST.
High 0.9 feet 02:43 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 10:58 AM HST.
High 0.6 feet 03:30 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:01 AM HST.
Sunset 6:07 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the lower 60s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph in the
evening, becoming light and variable.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 08:44 PM HST.
High 2.1 feet 04:06 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.2 feet 08:43 PM HST.
High 2.4 feet 04:10 AM HST.

Swell Summary

Update: Added two feet to north facing shores of Kauai and Oahu today.

The current west-northwest swell is holding 2 to 3 feet above forecast guidance at the Hanalei buoy this morning. The delayed arrival of this swell by roughly 6 to 12 hours will also delay the departure. Therefore, the High Surf Advisory (HSA) for exposed north and west facing shorelines was extended in time until this evening. This swell energy will slowly decrease in height over the next 24 hours, likely falling below advisory thresholds by early Monday morning. The next west-northwest swell will move into the region early Tuesday, building surf heights along north and west facing shores back up to HSA levels by Tuesday night. This swell energy will peak on Wednesday night and then fall below HSA thresholds on Thursday. Long range guidance continues to show a much larger west-northwest swell arriving by Friday night, easily reaching HSA levels and potentially exceeding High Surf Warning thresholds by Saturday if the current wave model trends hold. Stay tuned.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SE 10-15mph.

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with S winds 5-10mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SW.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with W winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SE 5-10mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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