Solid NW Swell Fills in Tomorrow
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Big Island southeast waters and the Alenuihaha Channel through 6 p.m. Tuesday and could be extended if conditions persist.
**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 for spots exposed to the swell are expected to be head high today. The best breaks could be slightly overhead on the sets but smaller for spots without direct exposure to the swell.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today.
South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. Spots with exposure to the northwest swell will be bigger.
Our current northwest swell is expected to continue slowly fading. Mid week another round of swell is forecast, peaking Wednesday night at shoulder high or more. The swell is expected to slowly fade Thursday and Friday.
Minimal southerly swells will trickle in over the next few days. The next swell is expected to build in Thursday and peak Friday.
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.