Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 22, 2022

March 22, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Wednesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 3-5 2-4 2-4 2-4
South Facing 1-3 2-4 3-5 4-6
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then mostly
clear. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature Around 70.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.7 feet 07:36 PM HST.
Low 0.6 feet 02:01 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.0 feet 07:53 PM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 02:57 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Light and variable winds.
Tides
Kona High 1.0 feet 06:04 AM HST.
Low -0.1 feet 12:56 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.7 feet 07:11 AM HST.
Low -0.1 feet 01:10 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:25 AM HST.
Sunset 6:36 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current northwest swell will be reinforced by a pulse of north swell later in the day. A High Surf Advisory (HSA) in effect for this episode along many north and west facing shores will continue at least through this afternoon. The north swell will gradually decline Wednesday through Friday. Rises are expected on east and south facing shores as well. Wind swell will build as the trade winds increase today 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. The latest guidance shows the rough trade wind swell could push east shore surf on Kauai near the HSA level as early as later today, but seas are projected to build to around seasonal average elsewhere. That said, some wrapping north swell could lead to elevated east shore surf, as well as surges in Kahului and Hilo Harbors. In addition, background south shore surf will be interrupted by a small south-southwest swell arriving this afternoon and peaking Wednesday into Thursday.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal surf (ankle or less) for the morning with a waist to stomach high E short period wind swell filling in during the afternoon with occasional chest sets.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with ENE winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WSW.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal surf (ankle or less) for the morning with a knee to thigh high ESE short period wind swell filling in during the afternoon.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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