High Surf Advisory Posted for Kona Side Today
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all Big Island waters through 6 p.m. Wednesday.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the west side of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Monday.
A Gale Warning is posted for all off shore waters.
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**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 west-northwest are expected to be about head high today. The best breaks will be a bit bigger on the sets.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be head high. The best breaks with west-northwest exposure could get up to a few feet overhead on the sets.
South: Wave heights head high or more today.
Our current west-northwest swell is bringing advisory level surf to the west side of the Big Island. The swell shifts direction and begins to fade Tuesday.
Another fun size west-northwest is possible next weekend.
Not much expected from the SPAC. Just background southern hemi surf expected.
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.