Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 15, 2022

May 15, 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 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 08:49 AM HST.
High 2.3 feet 03:56 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.4 feet 08:57 AM HST.
High 2.6 feet 04:07 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:48 AM HST.
Sunset 6:53 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
northeast after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 10:17 PM HST.
High 1.2 feet 03:12 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 10:59 PM HST.
High 0.9 feet 03:54 AM HST.
MONDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 09:24 AM HST.
High 2.4 feet 04:41 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.4 feet 09:31 AM HST.
High 2.7 feet 04:50 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:48 AM HST.
Sunset 6:53 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current choppy, moderate surf along east facing shores is expected to gradually lower starting tonight due to the winds in the vicinity of the islands weakening, and switching around from the southeast. A larger, medium-period south swell filling in on Tuesday will likely produce a noticeable increase in surf along south facing shores. This swell is expected to peak on Wednesday, and then gradually lower from late Thursday through Friday. Surf along north and west facing shores will remain nearly flat through early Wednesday. A small, medium-period north swell may arrive Wednesday night, which could produce a slight increase in surf along north and west facing shores of the smaller islands from Thursday into Friday.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Ankle high E short period wind swell in the morning builds a bit for the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ESE 15-20mph 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 NE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle high E short period wind swell in the morning builds to knee to thigh high for the afternoon.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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