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SSW & NW Swells Hold Today for Big Island

Posted June 19, 2017, 01:50 AM HST
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Through Tuesday at 6 p.m. for east to northeast winds around 25 knots.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

**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: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist/chest high trade swell today with shoulder high sets at the best breaks open to the swell.

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    Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high with the best breaks getting up to head high on the sets.

    South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high with the best breaks getting up to head high on the sets.

    The current south-southwest swell is forecast to hold into Monday morning and begin to fade Tuesday. Another round of south-southwest will bump the surf back up as it fills in Tuesday. This swell is forecast to fade around the 23rd but keep surf in the “fun” range through the weekend.

    A northwest swell is showing through Monday and fading on Tuesday.

    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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