Featured Articles

New Large NW Swells Expected This Week

February 29, 2016, 1:01 AM HST
* Updated February 28, 8:51 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

no slideshow

Image: James Grenz

Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north and west shore of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Monday.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 a.m. Monday for windward Big Island waters.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

    +
    SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 7.16.42 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the large swell are expected to be shoulder to head high at the best breaks. Spots without direct exposure will be smaller.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. The best breaks could get up to chest high.

South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high with the best spots getting bigger on the sets.

Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 7.16.49 PMOld and fading northwest swell mixes with new (but heavily shadowed) northwest. A fun size swell is expected Tuesday and Wednesday with another round on tap for the weekend. The Big Island will again be heavily shadowed and won’t show the size as much as the other islands.

A fun size bump could fill in around March 7 – 9 for southern exposures. Chest to head high sets are possible with this swell.

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.  

**Click here for your detailed Big Island weather report.**

 Image: NOAA /NWS

Image: NOAA /NWS

 Image: NOAA /NWS

Image: NOAA /NWS

 Image: NOAA /NWS

Image: NOAA /NWS

 Image: NOAA /NWS

Image: NOAA /NWS

 Image: NOAA /NWS

Image: NOAA /NWS

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.