WNW Peaks Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Big Island leeward and southeast waters through 6:00 p.m. Sunday. East winds up to 25 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 7 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/head high surf is expected today. The best focal points for the trade swell could see waves up to overhead 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 up to chest high on the sets.
South: Wave heights knee/waist high today from all directions.
A west-northwest is bringing waves for the weekend peaking Saturday. Not a perfect direction for Big Island spots still we’ll see some wrap. A northwest pulse could fill in midweek with another on it’s heels a couple days later.
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.