WNW Swell Builds Today for Big Island
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: All 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.**
Big Island Surf Forecast
Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be head high to overhead today.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with bigger waves on the sets especially late in the day.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today.
A new west-northwest is forecast to build Thursday and ease on Friday. A stronger west-northwest is forecast for the weekend.
Nothing significant expected out of the South Pacific.
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.