Advisory Level Swell Continues Today
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the west shore of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Saturday. Wave heights are forecast to range from 6 to 10 foot faces.
**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/head high today as the swell trends down.
Kona side: Wave heights knee/waist/chest high are expected today. The best breaks could get a bit bigger on the sets. Some north-northwest will filter in for spots open to the swell in the shoulder high to slightly overhead range in the morning.
South: Breaks open to the south-southwest swell could get up to knee/waist/chest high. The best spots could hit shoulder high on the sets.
A south-southwest keeps wave heights around knee/waist/chest high range Saturday but is down to leftovers by the end of the weekend.
Next week another pulse of south-southwest is expected. Will keep an eye on it.
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.