Trade Swell Holds, SSW Begins to Fade Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Alenuihaha channel and Big Island leeward and southern waters through 6 p.m. Wednesday 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 early in the day today. Best breaks could get up to head high or more on the sets. Trending down through the day.
South: Wave heights waist/shoulder high are expected for the breaks open to the fading south-southwest swell. The best breaks could get up to head high on the sets.
A small northwest is expected to hold through today. 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.