Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for April 30, 2022

April 30, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Tonight Saturday
Surf Surf
PM AM AM PM
West Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
South Facing 1-3 2-4 2-4 2-4
TONIGHT

Weather Partly sunny until 6 PM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
northeast in the evening, then becoming
light and variable after midnight.
Tides
Kona High 1.9 feet 03:30 PM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 09:35 PM HST.
High 1.4 feet 03:01 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.1 feet 03:50 PM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 10:16 PM HST.
High 1.2 feet 03:33 AM HST.
SATURDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.3 feet 09:10 AM HST.
High 2.0 feet 04:03 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.2 feet 09:20 AM HST.
High 2.2 feet 04:22 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:56 AM HST.
Sunset 6:47 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A small northwest swell arriving Saturday will likely cause a modest increase in surf along north and west facing shores of the smaller islands this weekend. A new moderate, long-period northwest swell arriving Sunday night into Monday is expected to gradually build, and may cause surf to approach the High Surf Advisory criteria along some north and west facing shores of the smaller islands from late Tuesday into Wednesday. A series of long-period south swells will bring surf well above the summertime average along south facing shores starting Monday and continuing for most of next week. Expect the choppy surf along east facing shores to increase to above average heights from Sunday through early next week due to the strengthening trade winds.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Waist to stomach high ENE short period wind swell for the morning. This fades in the afternoon with sets up to waist high.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Choppy/disorganized with ESE winds 15-20mph in the morning decreasing to 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. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SSE.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Choppy/disorganized with ENE winds 10-15mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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