XL Swell Peaks Today for Big Island
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north shore of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Friday.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Friday as well.
**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 to double overhead + today for the best breaks.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to fill in to about waist/chest high today with shoulder/head high waves on the sets at the best breaks.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high + today from the northwest wrap.
Our current large swell is forecast to peak Friday. Another XL swell is expected for Monday the 14th with a smaller one for the 16th and possibly a better one for the 18th.
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.