Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4
South Facing 6-8 6-8 4-6 4-6
TODAY

Weather Partly 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Partly cloudy until 12 AM, then mostly
cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
southeast after midnight.
Tides
Kona High 2.3 feet 06:23 PM HST.
Low 0.4 feet 01:22 AM HST.
High 0.8 feet 05:20 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.6 feet 06:25 PM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 01:59 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.2 feet 11:32 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.5 feet 06:32 AM HST.
Low -0.2 feet 11:37 AM HST.
Sunrise 5:47 AM HST.
Sunset 6:54 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along south facing shores will remain rough over the next couple of days due to a combination of strong southerly winds, heavy showers and storms, and a long-period south swell moving through. Conditions should clean up by Friday into the weekend as the winds shift back to a typical trade wind direction and a reinforcing south swell lingers. Up north, expect a rising trend late tonight through Thursday as a medium-period northwest swell arrives and moves through. The swell will linger Friday, then move out over the weekend.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting SE 20-25mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

WEST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NNW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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