Swells are Fading, NNW for Tuesday

September 11, 2017, 1:52 AM HST (Updated September 10, 2017, 7:09 PM)

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    Big Island Surf Forecast


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

    Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be up to knee high today. Only trace amounts are expected to wrap into the Kona side.

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

    Our current southerly swell down to just traces. There is a storm that could bring maybe waist high sets around Wednesday, another stronger storm with a wider fetch is forecast for the weekend with wave heights possibly up to waist/chest high. Will keep an eye on these.

    Our current northwest swell is fading and down to traces by Tuesday. A reinforcing swell from the north-northwest is due in Tuesday / Wednesday with waves getting up to chest high at the best breaks with this swell.

    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.  

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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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