Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 01, 2022

May 1, 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 2-4
South Facing 2-4 2-4 3-5 3-5
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.3 feet 09:35 AM HST.
High 2.0 feet 04:37 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.2 feet 09:44 AM HST.
High 2.2 feet 04:54 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:55 AM HST.
Sunset 6:48 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers with
isolated thunderstorms.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming
north after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 11:02 PM HST.
High 1.1 feet 03:53 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.2 feet 11:48 PM HST.
High 0.9 feet 04:38 AM HST.
MONDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming
northwest around 5 mph in the
afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 10:01 AM HST.
High 2.0 feet 05:12 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.2 feet 10:09 AM HST.
High 2.2 feet 05:26 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:54 AM HST.
Sunset 6:48 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current small northwest swell will continue today. A larger and longer period northwest swell is expected to arrive Monday. The swell will then get a reinforcement late Tuesday into Wednesday with surf heights possibly reaching low end advisory levels. This swell will then lower gradually through the remainder of the week. Small, mainly background south swells are expected today. A slightly larger and long period south swell is then expected to arrive tonight and Monday, then linger on into Tuesday. An even larger south swell is then expected to arrive by Wednesday with surf heights possibly reaching reaching advisory levels during its peak late Wednesday and Thursday. This swell will then lower gradually through the remainder of the week. Trade winds over and upwind of the state will continue to produce short period choppy surf along east facing shores this week.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee to waist high ENE short period wind swell in the morning builds to waist to chest high for the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Bumpy/choppy with E winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting SE 5-10mph 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/choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 15-20mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NW winds less than 5mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSE 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Semi choppy in the morning with ENE winds 10-15mph. 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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