High Surf Advisory Posted for Elevated Surf
Marine Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
High Surf Advisory: North and east facing shores of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Wednesday. (likely extended)
Small Craft Advisory: For seas of 7 to 11 feet and winds up to 20 knots. Posted through 6 p.m. Wednesday.
**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 head high to slightly overhead today.
Kona: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. The best breaks could get waist high on the sets. Some spots will see traces of the northwest as well.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. The best breaks could get waist high on the sets.
A mix of north-northeast and north swell energy is bringing advisory level conditions to some north and east exposures across the state.
Another swell is forecast to fill in Wednesday with yet another, larger, northwest swell forecast for the weekend. Advisories for the surf will likely be extended through the weekend as our series of swells fill in one after another.
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.