Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 12, 2022

March 12, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Sunday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 3-5 2-4 3-5 3-5
South Facing 1-3 1-3 3-5 3-5
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then cloudy.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 08:41 AM HST.
High 0.6 feet 12:24 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.2 feet 08:32 AM HST.
High 0.5 feet 01:13 PM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 05:51 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:35 AM HST.
Sunset 6:33 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then mostly
clear. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature Around 70.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.7 feet 01:43 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.8 feet 01:26 AM HST.
SUNDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then cloudy.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 08:41 AM HST.
High 0.8 feet 01:17 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 08:51 AM HST.
High 0.6 feet 01:54 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:34 AM HST.
Sunset 6:33 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A long-period west-northwest swell continues to spread across the area with near seasonal average surf along most north and west facing shores. However, the swell appears to have already peaked locally. It will continue to gradually lower through early Sunday. The next northwest swell is expected by later Sunday, and peak near, or just above, the High Surf Advisory threshold along most north and west facing shores of the smaller islands Monday. This swell will then slowly subside through the middle of next week.

The current small, long-period south swell will slowly fade through the weekend. Typically small background south swells will return to south facing shores late in the weekend and into the first half of next week. Elsewhere, modest, choppy surf will persist along east facing shores through early next week.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee to waist high E short period wind swell.

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with SE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting ESE for the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SSW winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high ESE short period wind swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NE.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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