SSW Swell Holds, NW Energy Fills in
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
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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 for spots exposed to the swell are expected to be head high today. Spots without direct exposure to the swell will be smaller.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with shoulder/head high waves at the best breaks on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today out of the southwest with some plusses. Spots with exposure from wind waves could be bigger than that.
Some northwest shifting energy is expected for the weekend but will be largely blocked from the Kona side. Most of the energy will show up for the north and northeast coast and exposures. Short period north swell expected Monday and Tuesday.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to hold into the weekend with waist/chest high surf expected. The best breaks could get bigger. This swell is expected to fade next week. Only minor pulses detected further out.
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.