NW Swell Begins to Fade Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Alenuihaha Channel through 6:00 a.m. Thursday. Northeast winds up to 30 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 10 to 16 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: Head to overhead surf is expected today. Best exposures could see sets in the well overhead range early in the day.
Kona side: Wave heights of knee/waist high are expected.
South: Wave heights knee/waist high today with sets reaching about belly high.
A pulse out of the northwest is expected to fade through the middle of the week. A little jumbled with the added energy out of the north-northeast Tuesday. The Kona side will largely blocked from this swell.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to fade through the early part of this week. This week is looking pretty quite out of the southern hemisphere although a small boost out of the south-southwest is expected midweek. Next week we could see some activity around May 5th or 6th pending development of storms.
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.