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Today’s Surf Report: Advisory Posted as NNE Peaks

November 10, 2017, 8:20 AM HST (Updated November 10, 2017, 8:50 AM) · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: North and east facing shores of Big Island through 6 p.m. this evening.

Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Saturday for 20 to 25 knot winds with seas 6 to 9 feet.

Marine Weather Statement: A long-period north-northeast swell building through the morning and peaking this afternoon will produce moderate surges in exposed harbors. Primarily Kahului and Hilo harbors where waves may break near harbor entrances and mariners should be alert for increased wave and surge action when mooring or launching vessels.

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.**

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    Hilo side: Wave heights shoulder high to a couple feet overhead today.

    Kona side: Wave heights knee/thigh high today. Spots with less exposure will be flat.

    South: Wave heights peak around knee/thigh high today.

    Our current north-northeast swell is expected to peak Friday and fade into the weekend. This swell is at advisory levels for north and east facing shores. A moderate west-northwest and north-northeast are forecast to fill in around Tuesday/Wednesday of next week.

    Our old south swell continues to fade.

    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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