Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for July 12, 2022

July 12, 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 4-6 4-6 5-7 5-7
South Facing 6-8 6-8 7-10 7-10
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny until 12 PM, then mostly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 08:07 AM HST.
High 2.6 feet 03:38 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 08:04 AM HST.
High 3.0 feet 03:38 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:53 AM HST.
Sunset 7:07 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then mostly
clear. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature Around 70.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 10:20 PM HST.
High 1.1 feet 02:48 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 feet 10:56 PM HST.
High 0.8 feet 03:33 AM HST.
WEDNESDAY

Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then mostly cloudy.
Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 08:55 AM HST.
High 2.6 feet 04:22 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 08:55 AM HST.
High 3.0 feet 04:24 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:53 AM HST.
Sunset 7:07 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Surf along south facing shores will be on the increase over the next day or so as a long-period south swell arrives, potentially reaching High Surf Advisory (HSA) levels Wednesday. Surf heights may briefly ease a little Thursday, but a powerful long-period south swell will arrive late in the week, extending through the weekend. Peak surf heights with this second swell will easily reach High Surf Advisory criteria of 10 foot faces, with potential for surf to reach High Surf Warning levels of 15 foot faces.

Surf along east facing shores will remain elevated and rough through the week, especially as the winds ramp up through the midweek period, and again this weekend. Swells generated by tropical cyclone Darby will probably be biggest along east facing shores of the Big Island, where a High Surf Advisory may be required this weekend.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Ankle high ENE short period wind swell in the morning builds a bit for the afternoon.

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: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the early morning with S winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting WSW.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NE.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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