High Surf Advisory, Gale Warning in Effect
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 p.m. Wednesday.
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday for windward Big Island waters and the Alenuihaha channel.
A Gale Warning is posted for all off shore waters until further notice.
**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 shoulder to head high at the best breaks. Spots without direct exposure will be smaller.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high today.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high with the best spots getting bigger on the sets.
A fun size bump could fill in around March 7 – 9 for southern exposures. Tummy to chest 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.