High Surf Advisory Still in Effect for East Shores
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Saturday.
High Surf Advisory: Until 6 a.m. Saturday for east facing shores.
Gale Warning: Through 6 p.m. Friday.
Wind Advisory: Until 6 p.m. Friday for downwind areas of the Kohala Mountains.
**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/thigh high. Breaks not catching the swell will be smaller or nearly flat.
South: Surf heights are expected to be up to knee/thigh high.
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.
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.