Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for July 13, 2022

July 13, 2022, 6:00 AM HST
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Forecast for Big Island Leeward

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 5-7 6-8 6-8 5-7
South Facing 7-10 8-12 8-12 7-10
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered 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.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the lower 70s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming east
after midnight.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 11:07 PM HST.
High 1.1 feet 03:39 AM HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.0 feet 11:40 PM HST.
High 0.9 feet 04:27 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 09:43 AM HST.
High 2.6 feet 05:07 PM HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 09:45 AM HST.
High 3.0 feet 05:08 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:54 AM HST.
Sunset 7:07 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Buoy observations indicate that surf along south facing shores will be on the rise today, and a High Surf Advisory is in effect through Thursday. Surf will ease a little late Thursday into Friday, but will be reinforced with a larger, longer period south swell late Friday through the weekend. Peak surf heights with this second swell will easily reach Advisory-levels, with potential for surf to reach High Surf Warning levels along south facing shores.

Surf along east facing shores will remain elevated and rough through the week. A small, mid-period east swell will also move through the next couple of days, but greatest contribution to seas will be from the short-period trade wind swell. Swells generated by Darby are expected to add to the mix this weekend, and will probably be biggest along east facing shores of the Big Island, where a High Surf Advisory may be required.

NORTH EAST

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Waist to stomach high ENE short period wind swell.

Conditions: Choppy/disorganized with ESE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting SE 15-20mph 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 NE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high E short period wind swell.

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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