New SSW Begins to Fill in Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6:00 p.m. Thursday. East winds up to 25 knots are expected with rough seas up to 10 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: Waist/shoulder high waves expected today for east exposed breaks.
Kona side: Wave heights of knee/waist high are expected. The best breaks could get bigger waves on the sets.
South: Wave heights waist/chest high are expected. Standout spots could get a bit bigger on the sets.
A new south-southwest swell starts to slowly build and fill in Thursday/Friday before beginning to fade on Saturday. A couple of swells are due in early next week as well.
Out of the North Pacific conditions will be pretty flat with no significant swells on the horizon.
Trade swell it expected through the next few days in the knee/waist/chest high range.
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.