SSW Peaks, Celia Swell Builds Today
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday for northeast to east winds from 20 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 knee/waist/chest high.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist high today with the best breaks catching maybe a chest high wave on the sets.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist high today with the best breaks catching maybe a chest high wave on the sets. Spots catching tropical swell will be around the same height but bringing energy from a different direction.
Quiet in the North Pacific at this time.
East swell from tropical system Celia will generate more swell. East swell is expected to build Friday into Saturday, peak late Saturday and hold through Sunday. Darby is also likely to generate swell for us the second half of next week around the 21st. Will keep an eye on the development and bring you details as they become clearer.
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.