New SSW Fills in Today for Big Island
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: ʻAlenuihāhā channel and Big Island southeast and leeward coastal waters through 6 p.m. Sunday.
**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/waist high today with possible larger sets late in the day.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with possible larger sets late in the day.
A south-southwest pulse is forecast to fill in Friday with another new south filling in Saturday and peaking Sunday around chest high. Something slightly bigger is possible around the 16th. A more solid south-southwest is possible later in the month (around the 19th) from Donna – stay tuned.
A small northwest is forecast to build on the 18th, otherwise nothing much expected out of the North 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.