Surf Report

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for July 18, 2022

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

HIGH SURF WARNING FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES


Shores Today Tuesday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 5-7 5-7 4-6 3-5
South Facing 15-20 14-18 10-14 8-12
TODAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming west
in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.2 feet 07:33 AM HST.
Low 0.4 feet 01:03 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.3 feet 08:30 AM HST.
Low 0.6 feet 01:30 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:55 AM HST.
Sunset 7:06 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the lower 70s.
Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.8 feet 07:43 PM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 02:36 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 2.0 feet 07:57 PM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 02:56 AM HST.
TUESDAY

Weather Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.2 feet 08:58 AM HST.
Low 0.6 feet 02:05 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.5 feet 09:46 AM HST.
Low 0.9 feet 02:52 PM HST.
Sunrise 5:56 AM HST.
Sunset 7:06 PM HST.

Swell Summary

The extra large, warning level, south swell will slowly subside today through Wednesday. Short period choppy surf will remain somewhat elevated over the next several days due to the trade winds over and upwind of the state. Some longer period energy from Tropical Cyclone Estelle in the far eastern Pacific may affect east facing shores Thursday night through Saturday. No other significant swells are expected.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Knee to waist high E short period wind swell with occasional stomach high sets.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop in the morning with SE winds 10-15mph. Semi glassy conditions for the afternoon as the winds lighten to less than 5mph. Glassy conditions are expected for the late day with NNW winds less than 5mph.

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 10-15mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 10-15mph. This becomes Sideshore texture/chop for the afternoon.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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