January 12, 2009

Big Swell Headed to Hawaii, Healey’s Weekly Waimea Update with Kelly Slater

Oahu’s North Shore is a-buzz this week as a major low pressure cell develops off the Kamchatka Peninsula that looks to be brewing an Eddie-sized swell. As the system unfolds across an easterly Pacific path it could well generate a swathe of swell with open ocean heights in excess of 25 feet. Current projections have the swell hitting the Hawaiian islands late Wednesday and persisting over a period of four days to varying degrees. We will continue to update the forecast daily as more accurate measurements and time of arrival to the Hawaiian Islands develop. Please check back later today.

-Jodi Young