Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Wednesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
South Facing 5-7 5-7 5-7 5-7
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
east after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 12:18 AM HST.
High 0.9 feet 04:31 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 12:57 AM HST.
High 0.6 feet 05:32 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 10:44 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 10:51 AM HST.
Sunrise 5:47 AM HST.
Sunset 6:54 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A long-period south swell has arrived overnight, which has led to increasing surf along south facing shores. Expect this rising trend to continue early this morning, then linger through the rest of the week due to a similar reinforcement expected on Thursday. A downward trend is expected over the weekend as the swell moves out. In addition to the new south swell, moderate southerly winds expected later today through midweek will lead to choppy conditions for south facing shores. Although surf along east facing shores will lower with the loss of the trades, some residual easterly swell from upstream should produce small surf today before completely dropping off. A small northwest swell expected Thursday will lead to a rising trend along exposed north facing shores through Friday.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal surf (ankle or less) for the morning with a knee to thigh high ESE short period wind swell filling in during the afternoon.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with SSE 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: Clean in the morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NNW 10-15mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NNW winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with SE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting SSE 5-10mph in the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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