Advisory Swell Continues for Veteran’s Day
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island coastal waters and the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6 p.m. Thursday for northeast winds up to 30 knots and seas up to 14 feet.
A High Surf Advisory is in effect for east facing shores through Thursday at 6 p.m. Surf heights of 7 to 10 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 knee/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 knee/chest high. The best spots could get up to shoulder high on the sets.
Our current south-southwest begins to trend down on Wednesday afternoon.
Our current northwest swell is also on a downward trend. However, a pair of northwesterly swells are expected to roll in Friday and into the weekend.
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.