High Surf & Small Craft Advisories Posted Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island coastal waters and the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6 p.m. Tuesday for east winds up to 30 knots and seas up to 14 feet.
A High Surf Advisory is in effect for east facing shores through Tuesday at 6 p.m. Surf heights of 6 to 9 foot faces are expected.
**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 head high today with the best breaks getting up to a few feet overhead from time to time on the sets.
Kona side: Wave heights waist/chest high are expected today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder high on the sets.
South: Breaks open to the south-southwest swell could get up to wiast/chest high. The best spots could get up to shoulder/head high on the sets.
Our current south-southwest trends down today as a new bigger swell builds today, holds tomorrow and begins to trend down on Wednesday.
Our current northwest swell is also on a downward trend.
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.