Lots of Swell Energy, Nice Conditions TodayJanuary 11, 2017, 1:38 AM HST (Updated January 10, 2017, 9:56 PM) · 0 Comments
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
There are no marine alerts posted at this time.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be head high today for good breaks with sets getting a few feet overhead at the best exposures.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with shoulder high waves on the sets. Wrap from the northwest swell is also mixing in today.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with shoulder high waves on the sets.
A new northwest swell is expected to build Thursday morning, peak Thursday afternoon and hold through Friday morning. A larger west-northwest is expected to fill in that afternoon.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to peak Wednesday and hold through Thursday before fading Friday and into the weekend. No significant swells are on the horizon after this swell until about the 21st.
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.