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