Nora Brings Advisory Level Waves
A High Surf Advisory is posted for south, north and east shores of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Thursday. Surf, generated by Nora, of 6 to 9 foot faces is expected. 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 shoulder/head high today.
Kona side: Wave heights thigh/waist high are expected today. Smaller waves are expected for spots not open to the south-southwest.
South: Wave heights waist/shoulder/head high are expected for the breaks open to the east-southeast Nora swell. Best breaks could get bigger on the sets. Spots not open to the tropical swell will be smaller.
Nora is forecast to bring advisory level east-southeast swell to the Big Island through Thursday.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to continue fading as a new small south-southwest fills in.
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.