Small NW Builds Later Today
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all Big Island leeward and southeast waters through 6 a.m. Friday. The Alenuihaha channel is also included in this advisory. The advisory could be extended if conditions persist.
**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 shifting swell are expected to be chest high today. The best breaks could get bigger on the sets.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be under waist high today.
South: Wave heights are expected to be under waist high.
A small northwest swell his forecast to build late Friday and will bring increasing surf to north and west facing shores.
Another large northwest swell is due to arrive Wednesday night into Thursday next week.
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.