HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new south swell is expected to start rolling in tomorrow morning, peaking Friday and Saturday with waves triggering an advisory.
Advisory-sized surf is forecast for east shores starting Saturday, as energy from Hurricane Blas far to our east starts reaching the islands.
Hurricane Blas is a Category 3 storm right now. The storm has sustained winds of 125 mph.
A third named storm (Celia) is expected to form behind Blas in the next day or two. Long range forecast models predict paths north of the state for both storms, but there is a good bit of uncertainty so stay tuned.
Here's the National Weather Service surf forecast: 3-5 feet east, 1-3 feet south, 2 feet or less north and west.
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until Thursday at 6 a.m. for Pailolo and Alenuihaha channels, and coastal waters south and east of the Big Island.
- Guy Hagi