Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 21, 2022

March 21, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


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

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 11:41 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 11:59 AM HST.
Sunrise 6:27 AM HST.
Sunset 6:36 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature Around 70.
Winds North winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.8 feet 06:35 PM HST.
Low 0.4 feet 12:46 AM HST.
High 1.2 feet 05:42 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.0 feet 06:55 PM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 01:33 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 12:15 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.0 feet 06:27 AM HST.
Low -0.2 feet 12:31 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:26 AM HST.
Sunset 6:36 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A new northwest swell is expected to build today and peak Tuesday, when the direction will shift out of the north- northwest. North shore surf may top High Surf Advisory (HSA) levels tonight and Tuesday, followed by a gradual decline Wednesday into next weekend. Background south shore surf will be interrupted by a small south-southwest swell midweek. East shore surf will remain well below the seasonal average through today. Wind swell will ramp up as the trade winds increase Tuesday and Wednesday, but the islands will lie near the eastern edge of the fetch of strong trade winds, which will limit the growth of the local seas. Latest guidance shows the rough trade wind swell could push east shore surf on Kauai near the HSA threshold.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Waist to chest high ENE short period wind swell.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with ENE winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNW.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with SE winds 5-10mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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