Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 19, 2022

March 19, 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 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
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.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.1 feet 10:59 PM HST.
High 1.6 feet 04:51 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 11:31 PM HST.
High 1.5 feet 05:18 AM HST.
SUNDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 11:10 AM HST.
High 1.8 feet 05:44 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 11:30 AM HST.
Sunrise 6:28 AM HST.
Sunset 6:35 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current northwest swell is peaking early this morning and will gradually subside today through Sunday. A larger northwest swell will build late Sunday night, with surf ramping up Monday, likely reaching advisory levels by Monday night and Tuesday, before 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 through today, then slowly trend down through the rest of the weekend. Rough surf will return along east shores early next week due to the combination of north-northwest swell wrap and increasing northeasterly winds. By the end of next week, east shore surf could trend near advisory levels. 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 high E short period wind swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to stomach high.

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. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 5-10mph.

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: Semi choppy with ENE winds 5-10mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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