Hawaii County Surf Forecast for July 12, 2022

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July 12, 2022, 06:00 HST

Forecast for Leeward Big Island


Shores Today Wednesday
Surf Surf
A M PM A M PM
West exposure 4-6 4-6 5-7 5-7
South exposure 6-8 6-8 7-10 7-10
TODAY
Time Mainly sunny until noon, then mostly
cloudy. Scattered showers.
High temperature In the mid 80’s.
The winds Northerly winds around 5 mph, becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 8:07 a.m. HST.
Height 2.6 feet 3:38 p.m. HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 8:04 a.m. HST.
Maximum height 3.0 feet 3:38 p.m. HST.
Sunrise 5:53 a.m. HST.
Sunset 7:07 p.m. HST.
TONIGHT
Time Mainly cloudy until midnight, then mostly
release. Isolated showers.
Low temperature Around 70.
The winds Southeast winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low 0.4 feet 10:20 p.m. HST.
Height 1.1 feet 2:48 HST.
Kawaihae Low 0.1 ft 10:56 p.m. HST.
Height 0.8 feet 3:33 HST.
WEDNESDAY
Time Sunny until 12 p.m., then mostly cloudy.
Isolated showers.
High temperature In the mid 80’s.
The winds Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Kona Low -0.4 feet 8:55 a.m. HST.
Height 2.6 feet 4:22 p.m. HST.
Kawaihae Low -0.3 feet 8:55 a.m. HST.
Maximum height 3.0 feet 4:24 p.m. HST.
Sunrise 5:53 a.m. HST.
Sunset 7:07 p.m. HST.

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

The surf along the east-facing shores will remain high and choppy throughout the week, especially as the winds intensify mid-week, and again this weekend. The swells generated by Tropical Cyclone Darby are likely to be heaviest along the east-facing coasts of the Big Island, where a high surf advisory may be needed this weekend.

NORTHEAST

THE ARTICLE CONTINUES UNDER THE AD

a m pm

THE ARTICLE CONTINUES UNDER THE AD

Surf: The short period ENE swell high at the ankle in the morning strengthens a little for the afternoon.

Conditions: Coastal texture / chop with SSE winds of 10-15 mph in the morning moving 15-20 mph from the ESE in the afternoon.

NORTH WEST

THE ARTICLE CONTINUES UNDER THE AD

a m pm

Surf: Minimal surf (ankle or less).

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

WEST

a m pm

Surf: Minimal surf (ankle or less).

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

SOUTH EAST

a m pm

Surf: Small scale surfing (ankle to knee).

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

Data courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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