Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for January 17, 2022

January 17, 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 2-4 3-5
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 10:48 AM HST.
High 1.0 feet 03:19 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 11:26 AM HST.
High 0.7 feet 04:04 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:02 AM HST.
Sunset 6:07 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 09:19 PM HST.
High 2.1 feet 04:37 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.2 feet 09:20 PM HST.
High 2.4 feet 04:42 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 11:19 AM HST.
High 1.0 feet 03:55 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 11:55 AM HST.
High 0.7 feet 04:38 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:01 AM HST.
Sunset 6:08 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current northwest swell will gradually subside through this evening. The next reinforcing northwest swell will arrive early Tuesday, with surf produced by this swell likely reaching the High Surf Advisory criteria along most north and west facing shores of the smaller islands from late Tuesday through Wednesday. Surf produced by this swell may also reach the advisory criteria along exposed west facing shores of the Big Island starting Tuesday night. A much larger northwest swell arriving early Friday will likely cause surf to be well above the High Surf Warning thresholds along most north and west facing shores of the islands starting Friday, and continuing into next weekend. Expect small surf along east and south facing shores, except for some localized wrap of the northwest swell energy into select locations.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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