NW & SSW Hold Through Morning
A High Surf Advisory is posted for east facing shores through 6 a.m. Tuesday.
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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 shoulder/head high or more. Northwest swell should bring waves a few feet overhead early in the day.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be ankle to waist high today.
South: Breaks open to the south-southwest swell are knee/waist/chest high in the morning. Trade swell up to a shoulder/head high at the best exposures.
Our current northwest swell is forecast to ease through midweek. A new west-northwest / northwest swell is expected to build overnight Wednesday and peak late Thursday. A larger swell is expected to arrive January 4 – 6.
Overhead trade swell is expected to gradually fade.
Our current south-southwest is expected to fade Tuesday. New south-southwest fills in Wednesday and Thursday.
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.