Current Swell Fading, New Swell for Weekend
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all Big Island windward and southern waters through 6 p.m. Friday.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north and west shores of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Friday. The advisory may be extended if elevated wave heights continue.
**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 north-northwest are expected to get elevated surf today. The best breaks will be overhead or more on the sets.
Kona side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the north-northwest are expected to get waist/chest high surf. The best breaks will get up to head high on the sets.
South: Kona side expected to get mainly wave heights waist/chest high. The best breaks will be bigger early in the day.
A good sized west-northwest is due in late on Valentine’s Day.
Our current southwest swell continues to fade Friday. A small new south-southwest is expected to fill in and peak on Saturday.
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.