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Swells Fading Today With More Ahead

June 22, 2015, 1:18 AM HST
* Updated June 21, 11:29 PM
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A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6:00 p.m. Monday. East winds up to 25 knots are expected with rough seas up to 10 feet.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for south-facing shores. A slow-moving storm near New Zealand generated a south-southwest swell that continues to affect Hawaiian waters. Advisory level surf is expected through 6:00 a.m. Monday. Waves of 5-8 feet are expected with bigger sets at the best breaks exposed to the swell.

**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 2015-06-21 at 11.00.35 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights of waist/head high are expected. The best breaks could get bigger waves on the sets.

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South: Wave heights waist/head high are expected. Standout spots could get a bit bigger on the sets.

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 11.00.43 PMOur current south-southwest is slowly fading Monday into Tuesday. A new series of south-southwest swells are due in Wednesday through Sunday. A reinforcement is also on tap for the end of the month.

Out of the North Pacific conditions will be pretty flat with no significant swells on the horizon.

Trade swell it expected through the next few days in the knee to 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.  

**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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