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WNW Peaks Today

May 16, 2015, 1:38 AM HST
* Updated May 15, 10:03 PM
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A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Big Island leeward and southeast waters through 6:00 p.m. Sunday. East winds up to 25 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 7 to 11 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 2015-05-15 at 5.24.52 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Waist/head high surf is expected today. The best focal points for the trade swell could see waves up to overhead on the sets. Messy conditions continue due to the winds.

Kona side: Wave heights of knee/waist high are expected for southerly exposures. Best breaks could get up to chest high on the sets.

South: Wave heights knee/waist high today from all directions.

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Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 5.25.00 PMOur current mix of south and south-southwest swells brings waves through the weekend. Surf is expected to fade on Sunday. Storms firing up in the Tasman Sea could bring us swell in about a week.

A west-northwest is bringing waves for the weekend peaking Saturday. Not a perfect direction for Big Island spots still we’ll see some wrap. A northwest pulse could fill in midweek with another on it’s heels a couple days later.

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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