NNW Swell Slowly Eases Through Weekend
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island waters through 6 p.m. Saturday.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for north shores of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Saturday.
**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 overhead + today for the best breaks.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to fill in to about knee/waist high today, some spots could get sneaky sets but swell is dropping through Saturday.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today from the northwest wrap with bigger sets mainly early in the day. Trade swell spots will continue to see blustery overhead + waves.
Our current north-northwest swell is impacting the Hilo side and some wrap will continue to move into Kona sides as it slowly eases through the weekend. A couple more swells are looking promising for next week.
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.