New SSW & NW Swells Expected Soon
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: Alenuihaha channel 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 knee/thigh chest high today.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today.
Minor south-southwest is expected Tuesday and Wednesday with a new south-southwest swell expected to fill in Wednesday and Thursday, peaking Thursday/Friday before fading. Yet another swell is forecast for around the 27th.
A storm developing off the Kamchatka peninsula is expected to send swell our way. If it develops as forecast, we expect northwest swell to fill in late Thursday into Friday, peaking Friday before fading Saturday. The Big Island will be heavily shadowed from this swell.
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.