Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for April 18, 2022

April 18, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


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

Weather Partly sunny until 12 PM, then cloudy.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southwest winds around 5 mph.
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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
east after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 12:03 AM HST.
High 1.1 feet 04:46 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 12:46 AM HST.
High 0.9 feet 05:36 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.3 feet 11:05 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 11:17 AM HST.
Sunrise 6:03 AM HST.
Sunset 6:44 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Small northwest to north swells will continue to generate small surf along most north and west facing shorelines through Tuesday. A larger, longer period northwest swell associated with former Typhoon Malakas will build from Tuesday into Wednesday. This new swell will boost surf along north and west facing shores to head- high or slightly higher lasting into Friday. Another long period northwest swell arrives late Friday into Saturday to near High Surf Advisory levels. Expect elevated surf heights along north and west facing shores to last through the weekend.

South shore surf heights will remain elevated today and then trend lower tonight and Tuesday as the current long period south swell energy begins to decline. The next larger long period south swell will arrive late Friday into Saturday, elevating surf heights along south facing shores just in time for the weekend. East shore surf will remain small and choppy over the next several days.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

Conditions: Bumpy/choppy with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting E 5-10mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 10-15mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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