SSW Slowly Fading, More Energy on The Way
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
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 trade swell are expected to be around chest/head high today. The best breaks could get up to overhead.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with the best breaks getting shoulder high on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with the best breaks up to shoulder high on the sets. Strongest around South Point.
Our current south-southwest swell is slowly fading Friday into the weekend. A new overlapping southerly swell will fill in Sunday and peak Monday and Tuesday around chest high. We may get a few southerly swells for the first week of July.
Trade swell will bring choppy surf to northeast exposures and pick up some 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.