SSW Tops Out Today, Trade Swell Builds
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Alenuihaha channel and Big Island leeward and southern waters through 6 p.m. Tuesday for east winds up to 25 knots and rough seas up to 11 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: Wave heights are expected waist/head high today. The best breaks catching the trade swell could get up to overhead on the sets.
Kona side: Wave heights waist/shoulder high are expected today. Best breaks could get up to head high or more on the sets.
South: Wave heights waist/head high are expected for the breaks open to the south-southwest swell. The best breaks could get up to overhead on the sets.
A storm in the South Pacific has generated another round of fun south-southwest swell for the islands. The swell is expected to top out Tuesday before beginning to fade on Wednesday. A couple reinforcing swells are likely to build in later this week and into the weekend.
A small northwest is expected to build and peak Tuesday. Otherwise, nothing of note out of the NPAC.
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.