Small SW Peaks Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel and leeward and southeast waters 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. Northeast winds up to 25 knots are expected with rough seas up to 11 feet.
**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: Knee/waist high waves expected today for trade swell magnets. Best breaks could get bigger on the sets.
Kona side: Wave heights of knee/waist high are expected for the best southerly exposures. The best breaks could get chest high waves on the sets from time to time.
South: Wave heights knee/waist high to chest high on the sets are expected today.
Our current northwest swell is forecasted to drop out Tuesday. Another small northwest is expected later this week.
Even though Hurricane Andres has fizzled in the East Pacific, the swell it generated is still expected to continue to impact the islands but continues to ease through early 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.