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Kauai Surf Forecast for December 16, 2022

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HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES


Shores Today Saturday
Surf Surf
AM PM AM PM
North Facing 20-30 20-30 18-22 15-20
West Facing 18-22 18-22 14-18 12-16
South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
East Facing 2-4 2-4 1-3 1-3
TODAY

Weather Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers with
isolated thunderstorms.
High Temperature In the mid 70s.
Winds South winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Hanalei Bay High 1.5 feet 08:24 AM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 03:42 PM HST.
Nawiliwili High 1.4 feet 09:25 AM HST.
Low 0.2 feet 05:04 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:09 AM HST.
Sunset 5:57 PM HST.
TONIGHT

Weather Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers with
isolated thunderstorms.
Low Temperature In the lower 60s.
Winds Light and variable winds, becoming
northeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Tides
Hanalei Bay High 1.2 feet 11:13 PM HST.
Low 0.8 feet 03:29 AM HST.
Nawiliwili High 1.1 feet 12:14 AM HST.
Low 0.9 feet 04:51 AM HST.
SATURDAY

Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers.
High Temperature In the upper 70s.
Winds East winds around 5 mph.
Tides
Hanalei Bay High 1.3 feet 09:10 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 04:05 PM HST.
Nawiliwili High 1.3 feet 10:11 AM HST.
Low 0.1 feet 05:27 PM HST.
Sunrise 7:09 AM HST.
Sunset 5:57 PM HST.

Swell Summary

A large northwest (320-330 degree) swell will build down the island chain today producing extra large and dangerous surf along most north and west facing shores through tonight with decreasing trends on Saturday. A High Surf Warning (HSW) remains in effect for north and west facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, and north facing shores of Maui through tonight. These surf heights will trend down to advisory levels by Saturday. Another extra large northwest (310-320 degree) swell will build into the region from Sunday night to Monday morning. This long period swell energy will produce surf heights well above warning levels for north and west facing shores on Monday, and large mixed period swell from the nearby low pressure source will likely hold these surf heights above HSW levels through Tuesday.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD
ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

No significant surf for east and south shores into the first half of next week.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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