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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 04, 2022

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Forecast for Big Island Leeward

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6
South Facing 7-10 7-10 7-10 7-10
TODAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Occasional showers and a slight chance
of thunderstorms.
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.
TONIGHT

Weather Cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature Around 70.
Winds Light and variable winds.
Tides
Kona High 1.8 feet 06:32 PM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 01:38 AM HST.
High 0.7 feet 04:59 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.1 feet 06:39 PM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 02:20 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.0 feet 11:28 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.5 feet 06:25 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 11:36 AM HST.
Sunrise 5:53 AM HST.
Sunset 6:49 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current long period northwest swell will hold today, then slowly subside tonight through the end of the week. A High Surf Advisory (HSA) is currently in effect for exposed north and west shores.

The current long period south swell will linger through Thursday then slowly subside into the weekend. A High Surf Advisory is currently in effect for all south facing shores. Also, a Marine Weather Statement has been issued for the potential for waves breaking in harbor entrances and well as the potential for some harbor surges.

Trade winds over and upwind of the state will continue to produce above normal, short-period surf along east facing shores through Friday then lower slightly over the weekend as trade winds become a bit lighter.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD
ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high short period wind swell with occasional chest sets. The swell will be coming from the ENE in the morning and shift to the NE during the day.

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

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with S winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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