SSW Swell Continues to Filter in Today
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Hawaii County leeward waters and channels 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 around knee/chest high today for spots exposed to the trade swell.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/tummy high today with the best breaks getting chest high on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/tummy high today with the best breaks up to chest high on the sets.
South-southwest swell is filtering in today. A reinforcement out of the same direction will fill in Tuesday afternoon as well. This swell will peak Wednesday and hold into Thursday before fading Friday into the weekend.
Trade swell will bring choppy surf to northeast exposures.
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.