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All Swells Fading Today, Small Boosts Over Weekend

April 24, 2015, 1:43 AM HST
* Updated April 23, 9:04 PM
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A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island waters through 6 p.m. Friday for southeast winds up to to 30 knots and rough seas up to 13 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 2015-04-23 at 8.23.45 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Waist to chest high trade wind waves are expected today.

Kona side: Wave heights of waist/chest high are expected. The best spots could reach head high early on.

South: Wave heights waist/chest high today with sets reaching about head high early in the day.

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Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 8.23.52 PMA small boost out of the west-northwest is expected to build Friday, peak Saturday and fade out Sunday. Another boost is expected Sunday into early next week out of the northwest.

Our current south-southwest swell is expected to fade out Friday into the weekend. A small boost is expected over the weekend. Next week is looking pretty quite out of the southern hemisphere.

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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