SSW Gradually Fading, New Swells Ahead
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for leeward waters of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Thursday. The ʻAlenuihāhā channel and windward waters are under a more urgent Gale Warning.
**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 head high to a bit overhead today. Spots without direct exposure will be smaller.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with the best breaks bringing in shoulder/head high waves early on.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with the best breaks bringing in shoulder/head high waves early on.
Small short to mid period swell is expected for northwest exposures through today. This energy will hang around Wednesday and Thursday before fading Friday into Saturday. Another swell is possible this weekend.
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.