SW & NW Swells Linger, Fade Over Weekend
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: In effect through 6 p.m. Friday.
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Big Island Surf Forecast
Hilo side: Surf heights are expected to waist/chest high to occasionally overhead today.
Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be waist high today. Only trace amounts are expected to wrap into the Kona side.
South: Surf heights are expected to be waist high today. Some chest high sets around South Point.
Our current south swell is forecast to hold pretty steady through the end of the work week and shift more southeasterly, then fade over the weekend. Nothing of note is expected out of the South Pacific until about mid-month.
A series of northerly swells is expected. The largest is expected to begin fading Friday and into the weekend. A small west-northwest swell is also in the mix but expected to fade out over the weekend as well. Another reinforcing swell from the north-northwest is due in next week Tuesday / Wednesday maybe up to chest high on the sets. Will keep an eye on it.
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.