Hawaii – 17-Second SSW Peaks Wednesday

A good-sized South-Southwest swell is forecast to build Monday through Tuesday, before peaking on Wednesday. There’s a lot of long-period energy in this swell, as Buoy 51002 is forecast to linger above 15-seconds all day Wednesday, which means plenty of waves for town shores.

The swell is forecast to peak on the offshore buoy around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, but nearshore peak times will vary depending on your location. The biggest spots will be overhead on Wednesday, and the swell will continue to produce chest-high surf through Thursday as it slowly fades into the weekend. A 2.5-foot, 16-second SSW reinforcement is forecast to build Friday into Saturday, providing some action for the weekend warriors.

Up in the Country, the Waimea Bay buoy model shows this weekend’s Northwest bump declining today through Tuesday, with Northeast wind-swell dominating the picture through Friday.

A new NNW swell is forecast to build Friday, peaking early Saturday morning (3.3 feet at 12.8 seconds 329°) and providing some fun, log-able conditions through the first half of the weekend. Get on it Saturday though, as the swell quickly diminishes by Sunday morning.

The call this week, South shore on Wednesday as the long-period SSW peaks. Given the amount of energy in the swell, both Tuesday evening and Thursday morning could be fun as well, and there will definitely be something ridable all week long.