New SSW Swells Forecast Through Weekend
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel and waters to the west and south of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
**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 ankle/waist high today.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high. Surf will be near waist high by sunset.
South: Wave heights are expected to be flat up to knee/waist high.
We expect a series of overlapping south-southwest swells to move in over the next few days. Wave heights will build with the peak expected Sunday. Forerunners to the first swell are forecast to move in late Wednesday.
Quiet in the North Pacific at this time with nothing of note generating swell energy for the foreseeable future.
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.