Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for April 16, 2022

April 16, 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 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5
TODAY

Weather Cloudy. Scattered showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the mid 70s.
Winds Northeast winds around 10 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.3 feet 09:28 AM HST.
High 2.0 feet 04:06 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 09:44 AM HST.
High 2.1 feet 04:25 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:43 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming east
after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.2 feet 10:12 PM HST.
High 1.5 feet 03:45 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 10:49 PM HST.
High 1.3 feet 04:17 AM HST.
SUNDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.3 feet 09:57 AM HST.
High 2.1 feet 04:49 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 10:12 AM HST.
High 2.3 feet 05:05 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:04 AM HST.
Sunset 6:43 PM HST.

Swell Summary

East shore surf will remain close to seasonal levels today, before lowering to below normal levels Sunday through late next week as the trade winds diminish upstream of the island chain.

South shore surf will remain at slightly above normal levels today through Monday as a moderate size south swell moves through. Surf will then lower back to seasonal levels Tuesday through the end of the upcoming work week.

A series of small northwest swells will move through the area today through Monday, maintaining small surf along north facing shores. A larger, long period northwest swell associated with former tropical cyclone Malakas will arrive Monday night and Tuesday, giving a noticeable boost to surf along north and west facing shores Tuesday through late next week.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high ENE 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 SE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ESE for the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NNE 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle high E short period wind swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to chest high.

Conditions: Bumpy/choppy with E winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ENE for the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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