Trade Swell Holds, Small SSW Today
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Wednesday.
**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 waist/shoulder high today.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today with the best breaks a bit bigger on the sets. Spots that aren’t as exposed could be flat.
South: Wave heights are expected to be under waist high high today, some spots could even be flat. Spots catching trade swell could get up to waist/shoulder high.
Trade swell will hold over the next couple of days. Nothing major expected out of the North or East Pacific through the first week of August. Tropical Storm Howard has potential to generate swell for this weekend. Will keep an eye on it.
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.