Surf Advisory Posted for Kona Today
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: All Big Island coastal waters through 6 p.m. Wednesday.
High Surf Advisory: West shores of Big Island through 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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**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 to be shoulder high to a few feet overhead today.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today and building to about chest high later in the day.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with the best breaks getting up to chest high by sunset.
A new west-northwest is expected to peak on Wednesday and hold through Thursday morning before beginning to fade back out.
Another storm is developing in the northwest Pacific that will generate a swell for the upcoming weekend. This swell is forecast to build Friday evening, peak Saturday and hold steady through Sunday before fading.
Nothing significant expected out of the South Pacific but activity is starting to pick up a little bit.
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.