High Surf Advisory Posted, Today’s Surf Report
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
High Surf Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Saturday. North shores of the Big Island, mainly the Puna district.
Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Saturday for seas up to 7 to 13 feet.
**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 rising up to 10 to 15 feet today. Largest along Puna district exposed shores.
Kona side: Spots catching the northwest could get up to 10-15 feet if they have direct exposures. Out of the southwest waist high or less.
South: Mix of small south-southwest and west bring knee/waist high waves with slightly bigger 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.