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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Saturday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
South Facing 3-5 3-5 2-4 2-4
TODAY

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

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then mostly
clear. A slight chance of showers.
Low Temperature In the upper 60s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 2.0 feet 08:22 PM HST.
Low 0.4 feet 04:01 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.3 feet 08:19 PM HST.
Low 0.0 feet 04:08 AM HST.
SATURDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the lower 80s.
Winds West winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 0.6 feet 07:59 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 01:31 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 0.6 feet 09:34 AM HST.
Low 0.3 feet 01:42 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:46 AM HST.
Sunset 6:55 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf heights along south facing shores will remain elevated into next week as the current south swell becomes reinforced by additional long period south swells arriving on Saturday, Monday and next Thursday. In the long range, models continue to show quite a bit of activity in the southern hemisphere, which could translate to additional south shore surf events lasting into early June.

Surf along north and west facing shores will slowly decline as medium period northwest (300-320 degrees) swell energy diminishes over the next 2 days. A return to nearly flat pancake summer conditions is expected from Sunday into the first half of next week as this current northwest swell energy fades.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ESE 15-20mph in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to thigh high fading SW short period wind swell for the morning with only minimal surf during the afternoon.

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

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with N winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/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 in the morning with SE winds 5-10mph. This becomes Semi glassy/semi bumpy for the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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