Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 23, 2022

March 23, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


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

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming
southeast after midnight.
Tides
Kona High 1.7 feet 09:01 PM HST.
Low 0.6 feet 04:42 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.0 feet 09:03 PM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 04:55 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 0.8 feet 06:07 AM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 01:54 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.5 feet 08:28 AM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 02:04 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:24 AM HST.
Sunset 6:36 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A north-northwest swell has arrived today as the northwest swell energy declines. Swell heights at north shore buoys are running 1 to 2 feet above GFS Wave model guidance this morning. The High Surf Advisory (HSA) was also extended today for north facing shores from Kauai to Maui. This swell energy will peak today and then slowly fade into the weekend.

Strong and gusty trades over and upstream of the islands will continue to drive wind and swell waves into east facing shores. Elevated surf heights will continue along east facing shores through Friday. An out of season south-southwest swell will also pass through the region over the next few days. This swell will continue to increase south shore surf heights above seasonal average heights this week. This south swell will peak later today and then slowly fade into the weekend.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

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

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture with SSW winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting SW for the afternoon.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 10-15mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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