Small SW Builds Today, Trade Swell Lingers
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
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**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
Big Island Surf Forecast
Hilo side: Surf heights are expected to be chest/head high today. The best exposures could get up to a bit overhead on the sets.
Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be up to waist high. Exposures not catching the southwest will be flat, those catching it could get up to chest high on the sets.
South: Surf heights are expected to be waist high today. The best breaks catching the swell could get up to chest high on the sets.
Short-period northeast trade swell for eastern exposures up to slightly overhead on the sets. This swell is dropping through Tuesday. We don’t expect much other than a small swell possibly around the 12th and some trade swell late next week.
A small southwest swell is forecast to build through Tuesday afternoon and continue into Wednesday / Thursday up to waist high with chest high sets.
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.