Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR WEST FACING SHORES


Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 6-8 6-8 5-7 5-7
South Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 11:50 AM HST.
High 1.0 feet 04:32 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 12:23 PM HST.
High 0.8 feet 05:15 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:01 AM HST.
Sunset 6:09 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then mostly
clear. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the lower 60s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 10:29 PM HST.
High 2.1 feet 05:39 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 10:35 PM HST.
High 2.3 feet 05:44 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 12:21 PM HST.
High 1.0 feet 05:14 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 12:51 PM HST.
High 0.9 feet 05:57 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:01 AM HST.
Sunset 6:09 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A building west-northwest swell will bring High Surf to exposed north and west facing shores as it peaks today, including west facing shores of the Big Island. This swell will gradually diminish tonight into Thursday. A powerful long-period west-northwest swell is expected to build Friday, peak Friday night and Saturday, then gradually diminish Sunday and Monday. A High Surf Warning will likely be necessary for exposed north and west facing shores, including the west facing shores of the Big Island. A small to moderate east- northeast swell is also possible over the weekend.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 10-15mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ESE 15-20mph.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the early morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

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 to the ESE.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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