New SSW Builds Today, Peaks FridayApril 27, 2017, 1:06 AM HST (Updated April 26, 2017, 8:23 PM) · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: Alenuihaha through 6 a.m. Thursday.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
Big Island Surf Forecast
Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be knee/shoulder high today.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. The best breaks could get up to waist/chest high with shoulder high sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. The best breaks could get up to waist/chest high with shoulder high sets.
A new south-southwest swell is forecast for Thursday / Friday, peaking Friday afternoon. A second pulse is forecast to peak Tuesday into Wednesday.
Only minimal swell expected out of the NPAC for next week at this point but will keep an eye on it.
Keep in mind, surf heights are measured on the face of the wave from trough to crest. Heights vary from beach to beach, and at the same beach, from break to break.