Warning Level Surf Continues TodayDecember 7, 2017, 1:28 AM HST (Updated December 6, 2017, 10:10 PM)
High Surf Warning: North facing shores of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Thursday.
Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Wednesday for seas from 8 to 13 feet.
**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: Wave heights are expected to be overhead to double overhead today.
Kona: Wave heights are expected to be at least waist high today with the best exposures getting tummy / chest high waves on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be at least waist high today with the best exposures getting tummy / chest high waves on the sets.
Our current north-northwest swell has peaked and is slowly trending down Thursday and Friday. Warning and advisory level surf is still expected Thursday.
The combo of north swell, north winds, high tides and beach erosion could lead to coastal flooding. Keep that in mind as you plan your day.
A reinforcement is due in late Thursday and a new north-northwest is expected to build Saturday night.
Surf on east-facing shores continue to ease.
A small south swell is currently impacting some southern shores and expected to drop over the weekend.
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.