Small S Pulse, WNW For Weekend
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Big Island leeward and southeast waters through 6:00 a.m. Thursday. Northeast winds up to 30 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 6 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/head high surf is expected today. The best focal points might see larger waves on the sets. Messy conditions continue due to the winds.
Kona side: Wave heights of knee/waist high are expected for southerly exposures. Best breaks could get slightly bigger on the sets.
South: Wave heights knee/waist high today. Spots catching the trade swell could get up to chest high on the sets.
Our current south-southwest continues to drop through mid week. A small swell is expected for the second half of the week out of the southwest but really just small shots of energy out of the SPAC – waist high or less.
Flat conditions expected out of the northwest. A west-northwest is expected to build Friday and bring waves for the weekend. A northwest pulse could fill in midweek.
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.