SW Fading, Trade Swell Holds This Weekend
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Sunday for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel as well as coastal waters to the south and west.
**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 waist/shoulder high today. Spots without direct exposure to the swell will be smaller.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today. Best breaks could get up to waist high on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today with Kona standout spots up to waist high. Spots around South Point could be shoulder high.
Storm activity isn’t expected and therefore there are no notable swells on the horizon out of the NPAC. Trade swell will continue to affect northeastern exposures but onshore winds mean messy conditions.
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.