Advisory Level SSW Peaks Today, NNW Fills in
A High Surf Advisory is posted for south facing shores of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Sunday. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
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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 chest/shoulder/head high today.
Kona side: Wave heights chest/shoulder/head high are expected today. The best breaks could get up to overhead on the sets. Smaller waves are expected for spots not open to the south-southwest.
South: Wave heights chest/shoulder/head high are expected today. Best breaks could get overhead on the sets.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to continue filling in and peak Saturday before trending down on Sunday. New swell out of the southern hemisphere is expected Thursday.
Tropical swell is possible for the second half of next week. Will keep an eye on it.
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.