Fourth of July Surf Forecast for Big Island
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Wednesday.
**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/waist high today. The best spots could get up to chest high on the sets.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. Many spots will be flat.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. Many spots will be flat.
Trade wind swell continues but is jumbled and messy.
Our current mix of south-southwest swells is expected to drop off on Tuesday. Nothing significant is expected out of the South Pacific in the near term. A small south-southeast swell is forecast to fill in Friday around knee/waist high.
Nothing significant expected out of the North Pacific.
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.