Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for April 17, 2022

April 17, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


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

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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Light and variable winds.
Tides
Kona Low 0.2 feet 11:05 PM HST.
High 1.3 feet 04:15 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 11:45 PM HST.
High 1.1 feet 04:55 AM HST.
MONDAY

Weather Mostly sunny until 12 PM, then mostly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature Around 80.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming west
around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.3 feet 10:29 AM HST.
High 2.1 feet 05:36 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 10:43 AM HST.
High 2.4 feet 05:49 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:04 AM HST.
Sunset 6:43 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Very small northwest to north swells are traveling around the islands. These have and will continue to generate small surf along many north and west facing shorelines through Tuesday. A larger medium period northwest swell associated with former Typhoon Malakas is timed to arrive late Tuesday and Wednesday. This approximate five foot, 10 to 14 second period northwest swell will boost north and west facing shore surf up to near head high to slightly above head high along more northern exposures going into mid week. These heights will persist through the end of the week.

East shore surf will remain elevated and choppy in the short term before subtly falling off in the coming days as the relatively longer period east swell diminishes in response to weakening upstream trades.

Recent seasonal south shore surf from the passage of a slightly larger south swell will retain these weekend heights through Monday.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high E short period wind swell.

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle high E short period wind swell in the morning builds a bit for the afternoon.

Conditions: Semi choppy in the morning with ENE winds 5-10mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNE.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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