Featured Articles

NW Pe’ahi Swell Peaks Today

March 2, 2016, 1:11 AM HST
* Updated March 1, 10:38 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 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 Marine Weather Statement has been issued for a very large northwest swell producing harbor surges in Honokohau Harbor and large breaking waves at the harbor entrance.

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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

**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

 

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 5.20.00 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the large swell are expected to be a few feet overhead to double overhead at the best breaks. Spots without direct exposure will be smaller.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high today with some spots getting a few feet overhead on the sets.

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

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 5.20.06 PMNorthwest swell peaks Wednesday and fades Thursday through Saturday. The Big Island will again be heavily shadowed and won’t show the size as much as the other islands.

A couple of small south-southwest swells will filter in this week at waist high or less. 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.  

**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

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Cancel
Mahalo for Subscribing
×

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