Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 03, 2022

May 3, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Wednesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6
South Facing 7-10 8-12 8-12 8-12
TODAY

Weather Cloudy. Scattered showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 10:28 AM HST.
High 1.9 feet 05:50 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 10:36 AM HST.
Sunrise 5:54 AM HST.
Sunset 6:48 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph, becoming
northeast after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.5 feet 12:40 AM HST.
High 0.8 feet 04:40 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.2 feet 06:01 PM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 01:25 AM HST.
High 0.6 feet 05:45 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny.
Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.1 feet 10:56 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 11:05 AM HST.
Sunrise 5:53 AM HST.
Sunset 6:49 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A long-period northwest swell will continue to fill in across exposed north and west waters today, then get a reinforcement late tonight into Wednesday. With the reinforcement arrival, surf heights could reach low-end advisory levels, then lower gradually through the remainder of the week.

The current long- period south swell is expected to hold today. An even larger south swell will fill in later today, peak Thursday then slowly lower through rest of the week. A High Surf Advisory is in effect through Thursday 6 PM HST for all south facing shores as these south swells maintain elevated surf.

Trade winds over and upwind of the state will continue to produce above normal, short-period surf along east facing shores through this next week. Surf heights are expected lower during the second half of the week as the trade winds weaken some.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

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

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the early morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high ESE short period wind swell for the morning going more E and building into the waist to chest range in the afternoon.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 10-15mph.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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