SSW Fills in Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel as well as Big Island leeward and southeast waters through 6:00 p.m. Friday. East winds up to 25 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 7 to 12 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/chest/head high surf is expected today. Messy conditions due to the winds.
Kona side: Wave heights of waist/chest high are expected late in the day for southerly exposures.
South: Wave heights waist/chest/head high late in the day today.
South-southeast continues to fade out. Meanwhile, new south-southwest will build on Tuesday and hold wave heights pretty steady through the weekend. This stretch of elevated surf is actually comprised of two pulses, the first pulse is expected to peak on Wednesday in the overhead range. The second pulse is expected to peak over the weekend.
Not a lot expected out of the North Pacific for the next few days. A small swell moves in today and tops out at chest high for the best spots. Messy conditions because of on-shore winds. Another swell is expected Thursday.
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.