Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for February 18, 2022

February 18, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Saturday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 4-6 3-5 3-5 3-5
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.1 feet 11:31 AM HST.
High 1.3 feet 05:08 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 11:59 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 05:42 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:51 AM HST.
Sunset 6:25 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 8 PM, then partly
cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Light and variable winds.
Tides
Kona Low 0.0 feet 11:00 PM HST.
High 1.9 feet 05:30 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 11:21 PM HST.
High 1.9 feet 05:46 AM HST.
SATURDAY

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 0.1 feet 12:00 PM HST.
High 1.4 feet 05:54 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 12:24 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:50 AM HST.
Sunset 6:26 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current west-northwest swell continues to slowly decrease today. A pair of moderate northwest swells are expected to move into the region from tonight through the weekend. The first swell will begin to arrive near Kauai by early evening and will spread eastward across the state. A second slightly larger northwest swell will arrive on Saturday, briefly approaching High Surf Advisory levels along north and west facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai. This northwest swell decreases on Sunday, as a small north swell with a wave period of around 10 seconds arrives, which may produce a slight boost in surf heights along north facing shores by early next week.

Surf heights along select east facing shores of the Big Island remain elevated and will slowly decrease today as upstream winds over the eastern off-shore waters decrease. Surf heights along east facing shores of all islands will hold at moderate levels through the weekend. Surf along south facing shores has returned to background levels and will remain small through next week.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E wind swell for the morning drops into the waist to chest high zone during the afternoon.

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

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

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: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NW.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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