South Slowly Fading, New Swells on the Way
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Advisory is posted for all islands through 6 a.m. Saturday for east shores.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Hawaii County leeward waters and channels through 6 p.m. Sunday.
Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.
**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 around knee/shoulder high today for spots exposed to the trade swell.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today with the best breaks hitting waist high on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today with the best breaks hitting waist high on the sets.
Our current south will fade through the weekend. A very small southwest will filter in Sunday evening. Next week a series of south-southwest pulses are expected.
Trade swell will bring choppy surf to northeast exposures.
Quiet in the North Pacific at this time with nothing of note generating swell energy for the foreseeable future.
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.