NW Reinforcement for Wednesday
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
High Surf Advisory: West facing shores of Big Island through 6 a.m. Tuesday.
**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 knee/shoulder high today.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today and fading.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today and fading.
West-northwest swell is fading Tuesday. Reinforcing shot of northwest swell is expected to build on Wednesday but the Big Island’s Kona coast is shadowed. This swell will fade Friday.
A small south-southwest is expected for Tuesday through Friday with a slightly bigger swell right on its heels for the weekend.
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.