Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for April 19, 2022

April 19, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


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

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
west 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 2.1 feet 06:29 PM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 01:08 AM HST.
High 0.9 feet 05:19 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.4 feet 06:38 PM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 01:54 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 11:45 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.6 feet 06:24 AM HST.
Low -0.2 feet 11:55 AM HST.
Sunrise 6:02 AM HST.
Sunset 6:44 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along north and west facing shores will remain small today, then trend up tonight through midweek as a new long-period, northwest swell arrives and builds down the island chain. Surf associated with this swell will peak through the day Wednesday, then slowly lower shift around to a more northerly direction during the second half of the week. Another long-period north- northwest swell will give north shore surf a boost to similar levels over the weekend, before declining early next week.

Surf along south facing shores will steadily lower today, then remain small through Friday. A new south swell is forecast to arrive Friday night, with south shore surf building above the summertime average over the weekend and into early next week.

Surf along east facing shores will remain below seasonal levels, due to the lack of a sizable trade wind fetch upstream of the island chain.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high ENE short period wind swell for the morning going more NNE and building a bit during the afternoon.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SSE.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Semi clean/textured with NNE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting N for the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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