Lots of Swell Energy Through Holiday Weekend
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**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/chest high waves expected today for east exposed breaks.
Kona side: Wave heights of waist/head high are expected. Overhead waves are possible on the sets at the best tides early on. Spots with less exposure to the south will get smaller waves.
South: Wave heights waist/head high are expected. Standout spots could get up to overhead on the sets especially early in the day.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to hold through early Thursday before beginning to ease. Storm activity near New Zealand is expected to bring us fun swells this weekend and early next week.
Out of the North Pacific a very small bump of shadowed northwest swell is expected to build Thursday afternoon and peak on Friday morning at about knee/thigh high. The swell should fade out Saturday.
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.