Trade Swell Increases, SW & NW Swells Fading
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: In effect from 6 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday.
**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. The best exposures could get up to tummy/chest high on the sets.
Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be up to be knee/thigh high today. The best spots could get up to waist high on the sets. Spots without exposure to the southwest will be flat.
South: Surf heights are expected to be up to be knee/thigh high today. The best spots could get up to waist high on the sets.
Surf is forecast to remain below advisory levels with surf along south facing shores staying small through the week with just background southeast and southwest swells in the mix. Hawaii could see a swell out of the south-southeast late next week. Will keep an eye on it.
Our current small pulse from the northwest continues to gradually ease. A bit bigger northwest swell is forecast for next week Monday.
A slight rise is expected for surf along east facing shores Thursday into Friday as the trades strengthen slightly.
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.