Trade Swell Holds, SW & NW Swells Fading
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Thursday.
High Surf Advisory: Until 6 p.m. Wednesday for east facing shores.
Gale Warning: Through 6 a.m. Thursday.
**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 chest/head high today. The best breaks could get up to overhead.
Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be up to knee/waist high. The best breaks could get up to chest high in the morning. Breaks not catching the swell will be smaller.
South: Surf heights are expected to be up to knee/waist high. The best breaks could get up to chest high in the morning.
Northeast trade swell for eastern exposures is forecast to hold up to chest / head high with overhead sets. A new north-northwest pulse is forecast to fill in Friday with another northwest pulse expected for Monday.
Our current south swell is forecast to slowly fade for southern exposures through Saturday. Size will be down to about knee/waist high by Wednesday / Thursday.
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.