Just Below Advisory Level on South Shores
There are no weather 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: Chest/shoulder high trade swell is expected today. Smaller northwest-north mix also in the mix.
Kona side: Wave heights of shoulder/head high are expected for southerly exposures. Best breaks could get up to overhead on the sets.
South: Wave heights shoulder/head high today. The best breaks could get up to overhead on the sets.
Surf will remain elevated and just below advisory level along south facing shores through the next couple of days, as the current south swell peaks through early Tuesday, then slowly subsides through Thursday. Latest models indicate that a storm now brewing east of New Zealand is producing a swell that will arrive next weekend, with initial indications that this swell will bring near advisory levels surf for south facing shores.
A new west-northwest swell is expected to build Tuesday/Wednesday. A couple more pulses are likely into early June.
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.