New NNE Swell Brings Advisory Level Surf
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Advisory is posted for east facing shores of the Big Island 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 shoulder high to overhead today for the best breaks.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today for most spots. The best spots around north Kohala could get up to waist/shoulder high on the sets out of the north-northeast wrap.
South: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today. Wrap from the northeast swell will make exposures open to that direction a bit bigger.
Our current north-northeast swell is peaking midday Wednesday, possibly to double overhead at the best breaks on the sets. The swell is expected to hold through early Thursday before beginning to fade. A solid swell will bump wave heights up again on the 16th.
Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC in the near future.
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.