New Swells on Tap for The Weekend
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: In effect through 6 a.m. Wednesday for the Alenuihaha channel and Big Island southeast and leeward waters.
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**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/chest high trade swell today.
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. A new south-southwest swell is expected this weekend. This swell should begin to fill in Friday, peak Saturday afternoon and hold through Sunday into Monday morning. Another south-southwest is forecast for the 20th.
Moderate trade swell for the east side.
Models are indicating a small northwest swell for Sunday into Monday.
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.
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