NE Swell Filling in, South Expected Soon
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: For northeast winds up to 25 knots with seas from 6 to 9 feet through 6 p.m. Monday.
**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: We expect waves to be shoulder high to a couple feet overhead today.
Kona side: Thigh/waist high waves expected today with most breaks below that.
South: Thigh/waist high waves expected today with most breaks below that.
Our current long-period west-northwest swell is expected to fade into next week. A northeast swell is in the mix for Monday, nearing advisory levels late Monday / Tuesday before fading out slowly. A slightly larger northeast is forecast to fill in Thursday and peak Friday before easing into the weekend. This swell could be at advisory levels as well.
A long-period south swell is expected to fill in Wednesday and hold into 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.