Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 18, 2022

March 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 1-3 2-4 1-3 1-3
South Facing 1-3 2-4 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 10:14 AM HST.
High 1.6 feet 04:17 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.2 feet 10:39 AM HST.
High 1.6 feet 04:44 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:29 AM HST.
Sunset 6:35 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.0 feet 10:14 PM HST.
High 1.8 feet 04:25 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 10:40 PM HST.
High 1.7 feet 04:46 AM HST.
SATURDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 10:41 AM HST.
High 1.7 feet 04:59 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.2 feet 11:04 AM HST.
High 1.8 feet 05:23 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:29 AM HST.
Sunset 6:35 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along north and west facing shores will remain elevated, but below advisory levels, through Saturday as a series of small northwest swells move through the coastal waters. A larger northwest swell will fill in Sunday night into Monday, with surf likely reaching advisory levels Tuesday and Wednesday, then slowly subsiding through the rest of the week. As this swell moves down the island chain the direction will become more northerly, most likely sometime Tuesday.

East facing shores will have small, choppy surf today, then slowly trend down through the weekend. Rough surf will return along east shores early next week due to the combination of north- northwest swell wrap and increasing northeasterly wind swell. Surf along south facing shores will remain small into early next week. A small south swell is possible towards the middle of next week.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with SE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting ESE 10-15mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi choppy with NW winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting S 10-15mph in the afternoon.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high E short period wind swell in the morning builds to knee to waist high for the afternoon.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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