SSW Lingers, New NW Swells for Next Week
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: ʻAlenuihāhā channel and waters to the west of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Saturday.
**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 shoulder high today.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today.
Our current small south-southwest swell will keep wave heights around knee/thigh high range through Sunday. A modest south-southwest is possible from the 14th to the 17th.
Only minimal northwest energy expected through the week. We might see a new swell fill in Monday with a northwest also expected Wednesday. There may even be a reinforcement after that keeping wave heights up through 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.