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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for August 17, 2022

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Forecast for Big Island Leeward


Shores Today Thursday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
West Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
west in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona High 1.5 feet 08:05 AM HST.
Low 0.7 feet 01:44 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.8 feet 08:46 AM HST.
Low 0.9 feet 02:42 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:51 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy until 12 AM, then partly
cloudy. Isolated showers.
Low Temperature In the lower 70s.
Winds North winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.4 feet 07:07 PM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 02:00 AM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.4 feet 07:43 PM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 02:18 AM HST.
THURSDAY

Weather Mostly sunny until 12 PM, then mostly
cloudy. Isolated showers.
High Temperature In the mid 80s.
Winds West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides
Kona High 1.5 feet 09:35 AM HST.
Low 0.9 feet 03:30 PM HST.
Kawaihae High 1.9 feet 09:57 AM HST.
Low 1.0 feet 04:45 PM HST.
Sunrise 6:05 AM HST.
Sunset 6:50 PM HST.

Swell Summary

Small background surf will continue along south facing shores into Friday. Forerunners from a new, long-period south swell are expected to arrive late Friday night. This swell will likely produce near, to slightly above normal surf along south facing shores from this weekend into early next week. Surf will remain small along east facing shores, but the strengthening trades may produce modest, choppy surf along east facing shores by this weekend. Expect nearly flat conditions to persist along north facing shores through tonight. Small, short-period north-northwest swells starting Thursday may provide a slight boost in surf along exposed north facing shores through this weekend. A slightly larger and longer period northwest swell may arrive early next week.

NORTH EAST

am        pm  

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Surf: Waist to chest high fading ENE short period wind swell for the morning with only minimal surf during the afternoon.

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

NORTH WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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Conditions: Glassy in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

WEST

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

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

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SOUTH EAST

am        pm  

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

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

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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