Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for February 17, 2022

February 17, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR WEST FACING SHORES


Shores Tonight Thursday
Surf Surf
PM AM AM PM
West Facing 6-8 4-6 4-6 4-6
South Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 2-4
TONIGHT

Weather Partly sunny until 8 PM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph early in the
afternoon, becoming light and variable.
Tides
Kona High 1.2 feet 03:49 PM HST.
Low -0.2 feet 09:45 PM HST.
High 2.1 feet 04:37 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.0 feet 04:25 PM HST.
Low -0.2 feet 09:55 PM HST.
High 2.2 feet 04:47 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers and a slight chance
of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming west
around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.2 feet 11:04 AM HST.
High 1.3 feet 04:27 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 11:34 AM HST.
High 1.1 feet 05:02 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:52 AM HST.
Sunset 6:25 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current large west-northwest swell will likely generate elevated surf along exposed north and west facing shores through early Thursday morning. This swell will gradually lower from Thursday through early Friday. A new northwest swell is forecast to arrive Friday night, with resulting surf peaking below the High Surf Advisory thresholds along north and west facing shores on Saturday. This northwest swell will gradually lower from Saturday night into early next week. An out of season south swell will keep surf along south facing shores well above our typical wintertime flat conditions. This south swell will eventually lower from Thursday night through Friday, with surf returning to more typical background conditions along south facing shores from this weekend into early next week. Expect modest surf along east facing shores into this weekend.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Chest to head high E wind swell with occasional slightly overhead sets. This rotates more from the ESE during the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Semi clean/textured in the morning with S 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: Glassy in the early morning with W 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 SSW 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high E short period wind swell for the morning with occasional stomach sets. This builds to chest to shoulder high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNE.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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