SSW & NW Swells Hold Today for Big IslandJune 19, 2017, 1:50 AM HST (Updated June 18, 2017, 11:21 PM) · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: Through Tuesday at 6 p.m. for east to northeast winds around 25 knots.
**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: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist/chest high trade swell today with shoulder high sets at the best breaks open to the swell.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high with the best breaks getting up to head high on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high with the best breaks getting up to head high on the sets.
The current south-southwest swell is forecast to hold into Monday morning and begin to fade Tuesday. Another round of south-southwest will bump the surf back up as it fills in Tuesday. This swell is forecast to fade around the 23rd but keep surf in the “fun” range through the weekend.
A northwest swell is showing through Monday and fading on Tuesday.
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.