Trade Swell Building for Weekend

October 11, 2017, 1:03 PM HST (Updated October 11, 2017, 1:08 PM)

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**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 pretty flat today.

    Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be up to waist high. Exposures not catching the southwest will be flat, those catching it could get a bit bigger on the sets.

    South: Surf heights are expected to be waist high today. The best breaks catching the swell could get a bit bigger on the sets.

    Northeast trade swell for eastern exposures is forecast to build over Friday and into the weekend up to about head high, possibly overhead by Sunday. We don’t expect much out of the north Pacific other than a small swell possibly around the 12th and some trade swell late next week.

    A small swell is expected to hold into Wednesday / Thursday up to waist high with chest high sets at the best exposures.

    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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