Biggest Swell of Season Peaks This Morning
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Hawaii County waters through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A High Surf Warning is posted for north shore of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A Marine Weather Statement has been issued stating that a large north-northwest swell will bring open ocean swells to 15 feet or more. Harbors exposed to northwest and north swells may see moderate harbor surges and large breaking waves at harbor entrances.
**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 overhead to triple overhead today for the best breaks.
Kona side: Wave heights are expected to fill in to about waist/chest high today with shoulder/head high waves on the sets at the best breaks.
South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today from the northwest wrap with bigger sets mainly early in the day.
The largest swell of the season thus far is expected to peak through early Tuesday and slowly fade through Wednesday. The Kona side is heavily shadowed but still catching some wrap. Overlapping swells Friday and into Saturday are forecast.
Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC with minimal leftovers expected this 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.