High Surf Advisory Posted for West Side
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Saturday for all coastal waters of the Big Island.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the west exposure of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Saturday.
**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 for spots exposed to the wrap are expected to be double or even triple overhead at the best breaks on the sets. Trade swell is waist/chest high.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high to overhead or more on the sets for spots with northern exposure catching wrap out of the northwest. Out of the south-southwest knee to waist high with chest high waves on the sets.
South: Out of the southwest knee/waist/chest high today. Trade swell brings waist/chest high waves.
Our current, very large, northwest swell is peaking into this morning. The swell is expected to shift a bit and begin to slowly ease through Saturday and Sunday. Waves will remain elevated through Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday into early Thursday another solid swell is due in.
Trade swell is expected to remain pretty small at waist/chest high or less.
Swell from tropical system Pali is expected to slowly continue fading through the week.
A new south-southwest swell is expected for the weekend with waist/head high waves, peaking Sunday into Monday.
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.