Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 19, 2022

May 19, 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 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
South Facing 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds North winds around 10 mph, becoming
west 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 2.2 feet 07:19 PM HST.
Low 0.4 feet 02:36 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.5 feet 07:20 PM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 03:03 AM HST.
FRIDAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 0.7 feet 06:24 AM HST.
Low -0.1 feet 12:26 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.5 feet 07:52 AM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 12:32 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:47 AM HST.
Sunset 6:55 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf heights along south facing shores will remain elevated into the weekend as the current south swell becomes reinforced today. In the long range, models show quite a bit of activity in the southern hemisphere, which could translate to a few south shore surf events over the next week or so.

Surf along north and west facing shores will trend up today as a small, medium-period northwest (300-320 degrees) swell arrives. A return to small, summer-like conditions is expected over the weekend and into the first half of next week as this swell energy fades.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with SE winds 20-25mph in the morning decreasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SW winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WSW.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NNW winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting S 5-10mph in the afternoon.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Bumpy/choppy 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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