SSW Swell Holds Through Today
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A High Surf Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Thursday for all south facing shores and could be extended past that if conditions persist.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Friday for east winds increasing to 25 knots.
**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 chest/head high today for spots exposed to the trade swell.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high today with the best breaks getting head high on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high today with the best breaks up to head high on the sets. Strongest around South Point.
Trade swell will bring choppy surf to northeast exposures and pick up some Thursday into Friday.
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.