Advisory Level Swell Continues
A High Surf Advisory is posted for east facing shores through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. Surf heights of 5 to 8 feet are expected. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
**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. Best breaks could see sets up to overhead from time to time.
Kona side: Wave heights of waist high or less are expected.
South: Wave heights of waist high or less are expected. Standout spots could get bigger on the sets.
Through Thursday a small mix of southern swells will continue to filter in. A storm in the Tasman Sea could bring a small swell to southwest exposed spots Wednesday through Friday. Fetch east of New Zealand is expected to bring a larger swell for the weekend.
Short period northeasterly swell is expected while a small boost from former Hurricane Dolores will blend in. Swell energy will fade for the second half of the 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.