WNW Peaks Today, Larger Swell Expected Monday
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Big Island windward waters through 6 p.m. Saturday for east to southeast winds up to to 25 knots and rough seas up to 11 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
Hilo side: Waist to chest high trade wind waves are expected today.
Kona side: Wave heights of waist/belly high are expected. The best spots could reach chest high early on.
South: Wave heights knee/chest high today with sets reaching about shoulder high early in the day.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to fade out into the weekend. A small boost is expected over the weekend. Next week is looking pretty quite out of the southern hemisphere.
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.