Surf: SSW Peaks, NNW Builds, Oho Swell Shifts
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Wednesday for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel and waters to the south and west of the Big Island for north to northeast winds up to 30 knots and seas up to 13 feet.
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**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/shoulder high today.
Kona side: Wave heights waist/head high are expected today. Best breaks could get up to overhead or more on the sets.
South: Wave heights waist/head high are expected for the breaks open to the south-southwest. Best breaks could get up to overhead on the sets. Trade swell/Oho mix is expected up to waist/shoulder high.
Our new north-northwest is expected to build in Wednesday, peak Thursday and begin to fade Friday into the weekend.
Our current south-southwest peaks into Wednesday morning and fades through the end 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.