High Surf Advisory Posted for East and South Shores
A High Surf Advisory is posted for south and east facing shores through 6:00 p.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: Wave heights are expected waist/head high today with a downward trend. The best breaks could get up to overhead on the sets.
Kona side: Wave heights chest/head high are expected for the best breaks open to the south-southwest swell. The best spots could get a bit overhead on the sets.
South: Spots open to the south-southwest could get up to chest/head high today. The best breaks may reach a couple feet overhead on the sets from time to time.
Jimena is delivering a solid shot of east swell to the islands. The high surf warning has been canceled and replaced by a high surf advisory for east-facing shores of most islands. The swell is expected to fade over Tuesday and Wednesday and drop out on Thursday.
Nothing significant is expected from Kilo or Ignacio anymore.
Our current long-period swell from the south-southwest continues to produce advisory-level surf along south-facing shores. The swell is expected to gradually fade Tuesday and the rest 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.