Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 08, 2023
Forecast for Big Island Windward and Southeast
|High Temperature||In the lower 80s.|
|Winds||West winds 15 to 20 mph.|
|Sunrise||6:34 AM HST.|
|Sunset||6:28 PM HST.|
|Low Temperature||In the mid 60s.|
|Winds||Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
southwest after midnight.
|Weather||Partly sunny. Scattered showers.|
|High Temperature||Around 80.|
|Winds||East winds around 5 mph.|
|Sunrise||6:33 AM HST.|
|Sunset||6:28 PM HST.|
Forecast for Big Island Leeward
A very large northwest swell (310-320 degrees) will build through the day today, peak tonight, then slowly decline Thursday and Friday. Surf will exceed High Surf Warning levels along most north and west facing shores, including leeward Big Island, by this evening. In addition, the combination of large wind waves from the west and a mix of medium and longer period swell energy could lead to overwash of some coastal infrastructure and beach erosion, mainly this evening through Thursday morning along exposed north and west facing shores. The swell will decline and shift out of the north- northwest Friday through the weekend.
Minimal trade wind swell is expected this week, though there is some potential for localized wave wrap along east facing shores exposed to the large northwest swell late today into Friday. Rough surf may briefly increase along south facing shores as the front moves down the island chain through today.
Surf: Minimal surf (ankle or less) for the morning with a knee to thigh high NW wind swell filling in during the afternoon.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with SSW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high WSW short period wind swell for the morning with occasional stomach sets. This builds to stomach to shoulder high for the afternoon.
Conditions: Semi clean/textured in the morning with SSE winds 20-25mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the S.
Surf: Knee high W short period wind swell in the morning builds to waist to chest high for the afternoon.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Knee to waist high SW short period wind swell with occasional stomach high sets.
Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with SW winds 20-25mph in the morning increasing to 30-35mph in the afternoon. Fairly clean conditions are expected for the late day with N winds 5-10mph.