Surf Expected to Pick up Tomorrow
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: From 6 p.m. tonight through 6 p.m. Saturday.
**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 high or less today.
Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be waist high or less today.
South: Surf heights are expected to be waist high or less today.
Trade wind swell is still down for east facing shores. When winds pick back up later this week, the trade swell will also increase up to chest high for the best breaks. Keep in mind the conditions will be pretty messy with onshore winds.
Our modest south-southwest swell is dropping out by the middle of the work week. Minimal surf energy out of the South Pacific for most of the week. We expect to see a boost out of the south for the weekend with another boost of swell energy expected around the 15th. Another swell is possible around the 17th. Will keep an eye on development of this.
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.