NW Fading, New WNW Expected Soon
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all Big Island waters 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 north-northwest are expected to be about head high today. The best breaks will be a bit bigger on the sets early on.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist high or less. The best breaks with northwest exposure could get up to chest high on the sets in the morning.
South: Kona side expected to get mainly wave heights under waist high. The best breaks will be bigger early in the day.
A good sized west-northwest is due in Sunday and expected to peak on Monday before the swell shifts direction and begins to fade Tuesday.
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.