Choppy Trade Swell Continues
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island waters through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. Northeast winds up to 40 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 8 to 13 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: Waist/head high surf is expected today. The best focal points might see slightly larger waves on the sets. Messy conditions continue due to the winds.
Kona side: Wave heights of knee/waist high are expected for southerly exposures. Best breaks could get slightly bigger on the sets.
South: Wave heights knee/waist high today. Standout spots could get up to chest/shoulder high on the sets.
Our current south-southwest continues to drop through mid week. A small swell is expected for the second half of the week out of the southwest but really just small shots of energy out of the SPAC – waist high or less.
Flat conditions expected out of the northwest. Choppy trade swell will be the only source of waves for windward sides this week.
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.