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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 05, 2022

May 5, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5
South Facing 10-14 10-14 7-10 7-10
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southwest 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph, becoming south
after midnight.
Tides
Kona High 1.7 feet 07:21 PM HST.
Low 0.5 feet 03:17 AM HST.
High 0.6 feet 05:00 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.9 feet 07:25 PM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 03:27 AM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.1 feet 12:04 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.4 feet 07:27 AM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 12:13 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:52 AM HST.
Sunset 6:49 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A large south swell will continue to generate advisory-level for exposed south facing shores today, before slowly easing into the weekend. Surf along exposed north and west facing shores will remain up today, then drop off Friday into the weekend as a late-season north-northwest swell moves out. Expect the summer-like trend up north to return for next week. Surf along east facing shores will remain rough through next week due to the strong trades.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with ENE 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: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 10-15mph.

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: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NE 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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