High Surf Advisory Posted as Swell Peaks
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Advisory is in effect for the south shores of all islands through 6 a.m. Sunday.
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Saturday for all Big Island coastal waters (except windward waters).
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**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 trade swell are expected to be around waist/head high.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with the best breaks hitting shoulder/head high on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with the best breaks hitting shoulder/head high on the sets.
Our current south-southwest swell is peaking into Saturday morning up to a couple feet overhead for the best breaks. Sunday surf begins a slow downward trend. Another fun swell is expected to build Thursday into Friday and peak over the weekend.
Trade swell will bring surf to northeast exposures but onshore breeze will pick up quickly during the day to chop it up.
Quiet in the North Pacific at this time. A possible swell may be generated in the Eastern Pacific later this weekend or early next week by hurricane Blas. If everything stays on track we could see some energy building around Saturday/Sunday and continuing into the week. Surf potential is also possible from Celia as it continues progressing.
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.