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High Surf and Small Craft Advisories for the Big Island

National Weather Service Advisories Map

National Weather Service Advisories Map

A High Surf Advisory for East facing shores of the Big Island is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday (April 16).

Surf is forecast to be five to eight feet in height along East facing shores.

Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed the advice given by ocean safety officials and be careful. Know your limits and when in doubt, don’t go out.

Boaters should expect recreational surfers and bodyboarders using harbor channels to access surfing areas.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday (April 18) for the Alenuihaha Channel along with Big Island Leeward and Southeast waters.

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