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CRAMP: Kona Storm Waves

Kona Storm Waves can occur throughout the year, but are most common from October through April. During this time period, waves may be generated by southerly or southwesterly winds that precede the northerly winds of cold fronts. Typical wave heights are from 10 to 15 feet with periods of 8 to 10 seconds. These waves arrive from a SW direction of approximately 210° (varies between 258° to 247°).

 

Last Update: 04/21/2008

By: Lea Hollingsworth

Hawai‘i  Coral Reef Assessment & Monitoring Program

Hawai‘i  Institute of Marine Biology

P.O. Box 1346

Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744

808-236-7440 phone

808-236-7443 fax

email: jokiel@hawaii.edu