High Surf Advisory due to SSW Swell
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: Through Wednesday at 4 p.m. for east to northeast winds around 25 knots.
High Surf Advisory: South facing shores of all islands through 4 p.m. Wednesday.
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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 waist/chest high at the best breaks open to the swell.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high with the best breaks getting up to overhead on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high with the best breaks getting up to overhead on the sets.
A new south-southwest swell continues to build this morning and will bump the surf back up. This swell is forecast to fade around the 23rd but keep surf in the “fun” range through the weekend.
A northwest swell is fading on Tuesday.
Trade swell is up as the winds have increased.
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.