NNW Easing, New Warning Level Swell Expected Soon
Marine Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
High Surf Advisory: Through 6 a.m. for north shores of the Big Island. May be dropped Monday if swell diminishes enough.
Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Monday for high seas.
**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 to double overhead today and dropping.
Kona: Wave heights are expected to be around waist high today with the best breaks getting up to tummy / chest high on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be around waist high today with the best breaks getting up to tummy / chest high on the sets.
Our current north-northwest swell peaked yesterday and elevated surf will continue for most north facing shores and some west facing shores. This swell should begin to fade on Monday.
An even larger north-northwest expected to fill in late Tuesday and Wednesday bringing another round of warning level surf to the state.
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.