WNW Swell Peaks Today for Big Island
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for our usual channels and waters through 6 a.m. Thursday.
**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 are forecast from waist/chest/shoulder high or more today.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today. Some spots could get up to shoulder high on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high for spots catching the west-northwest.
West-northwest swell energy is expected to continue building through Wednesday morning before easing over Thursday and Friday. The Big Island is largely blocked however swell will filter into some spots up to about waist/chest/shoulder high during the peak on Wednesday.
Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC with minimal leftovers expected this week.
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.