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Trade Swell and SSW Boost Expected

June 17, 2015, 1:45 AM HST
* Updated June 16, 8:54 PM
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A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel and waters to the southeast and lee side of the Big Island through 6:00 a.m. Thursday. Northeast winds from 15 to 25 knots are expected with rough seas of 6 to 11 feet.

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Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 6.16.23 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Waist/shoulder high waves expected today for east exposed breaks.

Kona side: Wave heights of ankle/knee high are expected for the best southerly exposures.

South: Wave heights ankle/knee high are expected.

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Our current south-southwest swell is expected to slowly fade to leftovers by Wednesday. A fun swell is expected to reach us out of the South Pacific Thursday/Friday peaking over the weekend with a reinforcement right on its heels.

Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 6.16.30 PMOut of the North Pacific conditions will be pretty flat with no significant swells on the horizon.

Trade swell it expected to pick up midweek through the end of the work week in the waist/chest high range.

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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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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