Small SSW Swell Fills in Today for Big Island
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
There are no weather alerts posted at this time.
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Big Island Surf Forecast
Hilo side: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/waist high today or less.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high.
All shores should remain well below advisory level today. No significant south swells are expected through mid-month. A small new south-southwest is expected to build Saturday and hang around through Sunday into early next week, below waist high. Possibly a swell expected around the 17th, will keep an eye on the models.
Moderate trade swell for the east side.
In the short term, nothing expected out of the north either. Some models are indicating a possible swell around the 19th out of the northwest. Will keep an eye on it.
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.