New SW Expected Soon for Big Island
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
There are no weather alerts posted today.
**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/thigh high today.
Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/knee/waist high today or less.
South: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/knee/waist high today or less.
The same storm system which generated a small swell for the weekend is forecast to push some small south-southwest toward us today but under waist high. A stronger storm is expected to bring us a larger south swell late Wednesday into Thursday, hold Friday into Saturday. A small long-period swell is forecast for 9/2 as well.
Nothing is on the radar out of the North Pacific but tropical swell is possible.
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.