SSW Peaks Today, SSE Still Showing
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel and leeward waters through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
**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 swell are expected to be head high today with the best breaks getting slightly overhead. Spots without direct exposure to the swell will be smaller.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be chest/shoulder high today. Early in the day we could see head high surf on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be chest/shoulder high today. Spots with exposure from wind waves could be bigger than that.
A fun south-southwest swell is expected to peak Monday before beginning to ease. A south-southeast is still showing but the Kona side will be shadowed.
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.