Tropical Systems Could Generate Swell Soon
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for our usual windy channels from 6 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday for northeast to east winds up 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 ankle/waist high today.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today or flat for spots not catching any swell.
South: Wave heights are expected to be mostly flat with knee/thigh high sets at the best breaks. Spots catching trade swell are under waist high as well.
The NPAC is looking pretty quiet as well but models are showing potential activity in the West and East Pacific so there is possible swell energy out of that region in the future… perhaps during the second half of next week.
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.