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NW Slowly Fading, More Swells Ahead

April 17, 2015, 1:21 AM HST
* Updated April 16, 9:31 PM
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Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Big Island southeast and leeward waters as well as the Alenuihaha channel through 6 p.m. Sunday for east winds up to to 30 knots and rough seas up to 15 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

**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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Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 8.55.37 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Messy waist to head high waves are expected today.

Kona side: Wave heights of knee to waist high are expected.

South: Wave heights of thigh to shoulder high are expected.

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Our current solid northwest swell will slowly fade out Friday into the weekend.

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 8.55.44 PMA reinforcing northwest is expected to move in Sunday into early next week.

Small south-southwest reinforcement swell continues through Friday. New south-southwest pulses expected over the weekend and into 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.**

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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