Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Tuesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 3-5
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the mid 60s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph in the
evening, becoming light and variable.
Tides
Kona Low 0.3 feet 11:16 PM HST.
High 1.1 feet 03:50 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 11:57 PM HST.
High 0.8 feet 04:41 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 10:02 AM HST.
High 2.4 feet 05:30 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.4 feet 10:09 AM HST.
High 2.7 feet 05:36 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:48 AM HST.
Sunset 6:54 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The current small south swell may provide a slight bump in surf along south facing shores through early Tuesday. A larger south swell will likely arrive Tuesday, and peak on Wednesday, with surf heights close to, or just above the summer average. This south swell will gradually lower from late Thursday through Saturday. The current modest surf along east facing shores will gradually lower through Tuesday due to the weaker winds. Surf will remain nearly flat along most north and west facing shores into Wednesday. A small northwest swell may arrive late Wednesday night, and peak on Thursday.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee to thigh high ESE short period wind swell for the morning drops a bit during the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with SE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting ESE for the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with SE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ESE for the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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