Surf Drops for Southern Exposures, East LingersOctober 7, 2017, 1:50 AM HST (Updated October 6, 2017, 11:39 PM)
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
High Surf Advisory: East-facing shores until 6 a.m. Saturday.
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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.