Trade Swell Slowly Eases, SSW for Weekend

August 25, 2017, 1:46 AM HST (Updated August 24, 2017, 10:20 PM)

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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Friday with winds up to 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.**




    Big Island Surf Forecast


    Hilo side: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist/chest high today.

    Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today or less.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today or less.

    A small southwest is forecast to fill in for the weekend up to knee/waist high. That same storm system which generated this small swell is forecast to push some small south-southwest toward us around the 28th as well. A stronger storm is expected to bring us a larger south swell late Wednesday.

    Trade swell is forecast to bring up to chest high waves for eastern exposures. Swell from tropical system, Kenneth, is reinforcing the trade swell but this energy is expected to ease on Friday and into the weekend.

    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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