SSW Continues to Ease
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the south facing shores of the Big Island through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. 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 well exposed trade swell breaks. Best breaks could see sets up to shoulder/head high waves from time to time.
Kona side: Wave heights chest/head high are expected in the morning with an easing trend through the day. The best breaks could still be slightly overhead on the sets in the morning.
South: Wave heights chest/head high are expected in the morning with an easing trend through the day. The best breaks could still be slightly overhead on the sets in the morning.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to continue to slowly fade through the week, dropping out around Thursday. Small rideable pulses out of the south are expected but nothing super notable. August 4-6th we expect a new knee/thigh high swell with a better angled swell expected the 7-9th with waves possibly up to waist high or more.
Small trade swell will push into northeasterly exposures. Otherwise, the north Pacific is looking very quiet.
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.