Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 24, 2022

March 24, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Tonight Thursday
Surf Surf
PM AM AM PM
West Facing 2-4 2-4 1-3 1-3
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 1-3
TONIGHT

Weather Partly sunny until 6 PM, then mostly
clear. Scattered showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
southeast.
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. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest 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

The current north-northwest swell has lowered to around 6 feet 12-13 seconds at most of the north shore buoys this afternoon, which continues to be around a foot higher than the GFS Wave Watch model guidance. This swell is expected to hold somewhat steady tonight, before steadily declining through Friday. However, the surf along north facing shores has decreased below advisory level as of this afternoon.

Strong and gusty trades over and upstream of the islands will continue to drive rough surf along east facing shores through Friday. An out-of-season, south-southwest swell is peaking this afternoon with surf near to just below the summer average, then will slowly fade into this weekend.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Waist to stomach high ENE short period wind swell with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with ESE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting E for the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SSW.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high E short period wind swell for the morning with occasional stomach sets. This builds to waist to chest high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NNE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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