New SSW Fills in Today
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: Waist/shoulder high waves expected today for trade swell magnets.
Kona side: Wave heights of chest/shoulder/head high are expected for the best southerly exposures.
South: Wave heights chest/head high to slightly overhead are expected today.
Our current south-southwest gradually fades over the rest of the week.
A slightly smaller south-southwest swell is expected to fill in Thursday, peak Friday before beginning to fade.
Small and relatively short-period northwest swells are forecasted to continue throughout the week, with a slightly larger northwest expected next weekend.
Hurricane Andres in the far East Pacific has generated a long period east swell that is forecasted to persist into next weekend. Initial swells are expected to be small, but the swell is forecast to grow to the point that an advisory may be needed for east facing shores before next weekend.
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.