Warning Level Surf Continues
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Warning is posted for the north shore of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the west side of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Tuesday for all Big Island waters.
**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 large swell are expected to be overhead to possibly double overhead. Spots without direct exposure will be smaller.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high today. The best breaks could get up to slightly overhead.
South: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high with the best spots getting bigger on the sets early on.
Our current swell is expected to hold pretty steady today and begin a downward trend but warning level surf is still expected through much of the day.
Another large northwest swell is expected Wednesday through Thursday, which will be from a more distant source. For now, the swell is expected to arrive Wednesday morning and build through the early Thursday before gradually fading Friday through Saturday. Warning level surf is expected with this round of swell as well. This swell is forecast to be a bit more westerly than the last one.
A small southwest swell is expected to show Thursday through Saturday. Another small bump could fill in the first week of March as well.
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.