NW Swell Builds Tomorrow, SW For Weekend
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Advisory is posted for east facing shores until 6 p.m. Friday.
A Gale Warning is posted through 6 a.m. Thursday for our windiest channels and waters.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all remaining Hawaii County waters through 6 p.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 well head high to overhead today for the best breaks.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. Spots that are more open to the northwest wrap will be bigger.
Our small northwest swell is expected to continue through Thursday. Kona side will be heavily shadowed from these swells. A solid northwest is expected for December 2 before easing on Saturday into Sunday.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to be down to leftovers through the rest of the work week. A small southwest is expected to build Sunday and Monday.
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.