New Overlapping Swells Fill in & Peak
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Monday for the Alenuihaha channel and leeward coastal waters.
**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 knee/chest high today and easing into Sunday.
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.
A new overlapping pair of southerly swells are filling in and peaking Monday and Tuesday around chest high. These swells will fade from midweek through the weekend. We may get some small overlapping swells for the first week of July.
Trade swell will bring surf to northeast exposures but onshore breeze will pick up quickly during the day to chop it up.
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.
Image: NOAA / NWS