Big Island Surf Report: SSW Fading Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel as well as waters to the west and south of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Wednesday. East winds up to 25 knots are expected along with rough seas of up 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: Wave heights are expected waist/shoulder high today. The best breaks catching the trade swell could get a bit bigger on the sets.
Kona side: Wave heights knee/waist high are expected today. Swell is fading through the day.
South: Wave heights knee/waist/chest high are expected for the breaks open to the fading south-southwest swell.
Trade winds will continue to generate short-period choppy surf at moderate levels along east facing shores through the weekend. Other than that, there is nothing of note out of the NPAC.
Tropical Storm Malia is not expected to be a swell maker for the islands.
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.