Surf Drops for Southern Exposures, East Lingers

October 7, 2017, 1:50 AM HST (Updated October 6, 2017, 11:39 PM) · 0 Comments

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

High Surf Advisory: East-facing shores until 6 a.m. Saturday.

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 waist/head high today. The best exposures could get up to a bit overhead on the sets.


    Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. Exposures not open to the swell will be flat.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today.

    A High Surf Advisory remains in effect for the east facing shores through early Saturday morning. East shore surf should trend down into the weekend as the winds weaken.

    The current north-northwest swell will gradually trend down into the upcoming weekend.

    A mix of south-southeast and southwest swells will keep surf from going flat along south- facing shores through 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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