Series of NNE Swells Expected
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
High Surf Advisory: Until 6 p.m. Thursday for 6 to 10 foot faces along east shores.
Small Craft Advisory: Until 6 p.m. Thursday for 20 to 30 knot winds and seas of 7 to 11 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: Wave heights are expected to be overhead today or more.
Kona: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high and up to waist high on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high and up to waist high on the sets.
Our current west-northwest is expected to ease through the rest of the work week. Surf should stay below advisory levels from this swell energy.
A series of new north-northeast swells are filling in this week bringing on High Surf Advisory conditions for east shores. The current north-northeast is peaking today and easing through the rest of the week. Another swell is forecast for Sunday and again for the middle of next week. Warning level surf is possible. Will keep a close eye on it.
Small southerly swells will continue with small background swell for south facing shores. A small increase is possible over the weekend.
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.