Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Friday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low 0.0 feet 07:21 AM HST.
High 1.6 feet 01:54 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.1 feet 07:30 AM HST.
High 1.7 feet 02:10 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:49 AM HST.
Sunset 6:52 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 07:39 PM HST.
High 1.5 feet 01:25 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.3 feet 08:08 PM HST.
High 1.4 feet 01:40 AM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 07:48 AM HST.
High 1.9 feet 02:33 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.2 feet 07:56 AM HST.
High 2.0 feet 02:47 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:49 AM HST.
Sunset 6:52 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along east facing shores will remain choppy through tomorrow, followed by a slight downward trend over the weekend and into early next week Surf along north and west facing shores will remain small through tomorrow then trend down over the weekend and into early next week.

Background south swells will keep surf from going flat along south facing shores through the weekend. Increasing surf trends are expected early next week as several overlapping 1 to 2 foot medium to long period south swells fill in.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Waist to stomach high NE short period wind swell for the morning going more E and building a bit during the afternoon.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 15-20mph 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. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with S winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 10-15mph. Glassy conditions are expected for the late day with SW winds less than 5mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Semi choppy with ENE 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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