Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 5-7 5-7 4-6 6-8
South Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the lower 60s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 11:05 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 11:16 PM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 2.0 feet 06:09 AM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 12:52 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.2 feet 06:15 AM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 01:20 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:01 AM HST.
Sunset 6:10 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along north and west facing shores will be below High Surf Advisory levels today, but this will only be a temporary lull. A powerful long-period west-northwest swell is expected to build tomorrow, peak tomorrow 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. After dropping below warning levels, continued wave energy from the west-northwest may require a High Surf Advisory through early next week. 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: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with E 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: Glassy in the morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WSW.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Semi choppy in the morning with ENE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the E.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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