Featured Articles

SSW Builds for the Weekend, NW Expected Sunday

May 20, 2017, 1:39 AM HST
* Updated May 19, 9:36 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

no slideshow

Image: James Grenz

Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

There are no weather alerts posted at this time.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

    +
    SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

 

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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/head high today with the best breaks getting up to slightly overhead by sunset.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/head high today with the best breaks getting up to slightly overhead by sunset.

We expect a south-southwest to build for the weekend and fade back out late Sunday. Another shot of good south-southwest is forecast from Friday through Sunday the 28th according to the long range models. Will keep an eye on it.

Later in the weekend, a larger northwest swell is expected to fill in through the day Sunday, peaking Sunday night into Monday, then easing early next week. This swell will gradually shift out of a more northerly direction and hold into midweek as it trends down.

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.  

**Click here for your detailed Big Island weather report.**

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.