NW Fading, Small SSW, New Large NW Expected
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
High Surf Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Wednesday. North shores of Molokai and Maui and west shore of Molokai.
Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Friday for seas up to 7 to 10 feet and north winds from 15 to 25 knots, gusting to 30 knots.
**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: Northwest swell is up to shoulder/head high today.
Kona side: Mix of fading north-northwest and small south-southwest and west bring knee/waist high waves with chest high sets at the best breaks.
South: Mix of small south-southwest and west bring knee/waist high waves with chest high sets at the best breaks.
Our current northwest swell is forecast to gradually fade today before another huge swell moves in. This new swell is slated to peak Friday. A High Surf Warning is likely to be posted this afternoon. A smaller moderate size northwest swell is expected to arrive Tuesday of next week.
The east facing shores will get some wrap from the large northwest swells. Otherwise, surf will be small generated from trade conditions.
The south facing shores will be getting some small pulses mainly from the southeast through Friday. After that, the surf will trend smaller.
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.