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SW & NW Swells Expected for the Weekend

March 11, 2017, 1:32 AM HST (Updated March 10, 2017, 9:57 PM) · 2 Comments
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**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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    Big Island Surf Forecast

    Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be shoulder/head high today.

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    Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with shoulder high sets at the best breaks.

    South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with shoulder high sets at the best breaks.

    A moderate northwest is forecast for Sunday with a larger swell on its heels, peaking Monday just below advisory levels and fading Tuesday.

    A series of small south swells are also expected through the next week. A south-southwest is expected to peak this weekend and fade early next week.

    Keep in mind, surf heights are measured on the face of the wave from trough to crest. Heights vary from beach to beach, and at the same beach, from break to break.  

    **Click here for your detailed Big Island weather report.**

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    Malika Dudley
    Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of their weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Big Island tsunami damage in 2011. She is a Certified Meteorologist and graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in Speech Communication and French. Malika leads the Big Island Now weather team and enjoys conducting video interviews for Big Island Now's news and entertainment sections. The former Miss Hawaii is also a black belt in karate, avid waterwoman, jewelry designer, singer, TV host and mommy blogger.
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