Modest SSW Swell, NNW Fading Today
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Sunday. East winds are expected to increase to 20 to 25 knots.
**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: Surf heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. Some spots will be flat.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high with the best breaks getting up to chest high on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high with the best breaks getting up to chest high on the sets.
No significant swells are expected this week out of the south but some background swell will keep conditions from being completely flat. A modest new pulse of south-southwest filled in yesterday, with another small pulse expected for the weekend.
Trade winds are picking back up and east swell will rise as a result. Small Craft Advisory conditions are occurring in our coastal waters.
Leftovers of old north-northwest swell is fading through the rest of the work week becoming pretty flat by 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.