SSW Swells Providing Surf for Kona Side
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.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 are forecast from knee/chest high today.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with plusses at the best exposures.
Trade swell is affecting northeastern exposures. Second half of the week surf goes quiet.
Our current south-southwest swell is bringing waist/chest high surf along the Kona coast. A reinforcement is expected to fill in Thursday bringing chest/shoulder high waves, possibly up to head high on the sets. Swell fading for the second half of the work week and into the weekend, but still rideable.
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.