Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for April 20, 2022

April 20, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny until 10 AM, then mostly
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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming
northeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Tides
Kona High 2.0 feet 07:29 PM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 02:35 AM HST.
High 0.7 feet 05:55 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.3 feet 07:35 PM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 03:14 AM HST.
THURSDAY

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 -0.1 feet 12:32 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.5 feet 07:30 AM HST.
Low -0.1 feet 12:42 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:01 AM HST.
Sunset 6:44 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along north and west facing shores will trend up through the day as a larger, longer period northwest swell from what was once Typhoon Malakas travels down around the state through Thursday. Surf associated with this swell will peak later today and Thursday and then gradually lower Friday as the north-shifting swell begins to fade late this week. The next moderate size north northwest swell will arrive this weekend. This swell will boost weekend north shore surf heights to levels similar to what will be experienced the next couple of days. A new south swell is forecast to arrive sometime Friday night or Saturday. This will pick south surf back up to more seasonable heights early next week. A slight increase in upstream trades later this week will increase weekend into early week shorter period east wind wave chop along many eastern facing exposures.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee to waist high E short period wind swell.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ESE 10-15mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W. Fairly clean conditions are expected for the late day with E winds 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high E short period wind swell.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 10-15mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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