Quantcast

Kauai
Wave Heights



Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Kauai surf and weather forecast based on Hanalei Bay


Tonight
Tonight<br>Isolated showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday NightWednesday Night<br>Scattered showers after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Scattered showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming north northeast in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north northeast in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then scattered showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming north northeast in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. East southeast wind 8 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.
01AM-2mph from the S
07AM-1mph from the S
10AM-2mph from the S
01PM-5mph from the N
07PM-1mph from the SSE
10PM-3mph from the S
01AM-2mph from the S
07AM-2mph from the S
10AM-3mph from the S
01PM-8mph from the NE
07PM-6mph from the E
10PM-4mph from the ESE
01AM-5mph from the SE
07AM-5mph from the S
10AM-5mph from the S
01PM-5mph from the N
07PM-4mph from the SE
10PM-4mph from the SE
01AM-5mph from the S
07AM-5mph from the S
10AM-5mph from the S
01PM-3mph from the N
07PM-6mph from the ESE
10PM-6mph from the ESE
01AM-4mph from the S
07AM-4mph from the S
10AM-4mph from the S
01PM-5mph from the N
07PM-8mph from the ESE
10PM-8mph from the ESE
01AM-7mph from the ESE
07AM-11mph from the ESE
10AM-11mph from the ESE
01PM-6mph from the ESE
07PM-8mph from the ESE
10PM-8mph from the ESE
01AM-6mph from the SE
07AM-1mph from the S
10AM-1mph from the S
01PM-4mph from the N
07PM-6mph from the E
10PM-6mph from the E


How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Kauai Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate