High Surf Advisory Extended, Overhead Waves Today
The High Surf Advisory has been extended for the east facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Monday. Surf along east facing shores could reach heights of 5 to 8 feet. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and dangerous currents that make getting into the water hazardous and swimming difficult.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters until Monday at 6 p.m. Winds of 20 to 25 knots are expected and rough seas up to 14 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
**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: Surf is expected head high to possibly a couple of feet overhead at the best breaks.
Kona side: Flat early, possibly waist to chest high surf by sundown at best exposures as a new swell builds in.
South: Southeast shores open to the trade swell could see waves shoulder to head high, though sloppy and choppy conditions are expected. Minimal surf out of the southern hemisphere.
A west-northwest swell is expected to begin to build today. Surf is expected a couple feet overhead early with larger waves by sunset. This swell is expected to peak on Wednesday. A north-northeast swell is expected to maintain wave heights a couple feet overhead the next couple of days, peaking mid-week with double overhead sets at the best exposures.
A new north-northwest swell is expected to build Friday into Saturday.
Super small trace amounts of swell expected out of the SPAC. Not much to get excited about.
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.